I just wanted to peep my tater head in to say I'm still kicken' it..... yo. What up?
Our opening day is Saturday and as of yet, I haven't one sample ready! Huh, how'd that happen? Dunno...... just did! Wait, I do know. As of late, every single second of my day is filled with plans, lists, trips to the Post Office, ten batrillion checks of the email for convos, phone calls, pricing, ordering, cutting fabric, checking the mail, taking kids to and fro....... and trying my best to keep my little girl happy and content. Rushing here and there......... all the time. Am I complaining? I'm not.... it's very exciting and yet draining too. I promise.
So, I only have until Saturday to finish up my "last seconds", "almost dones" & "what's lefts"......... that's only a few days away. Oy!
And, tomorrow I'll be cutting this sweet thing out:
Isn't it darling? I can't wait to see it on our dress form....... which will be delivered on Friday....... you know, the day before we open our doors! Yup, no need to worry, I'll have it finished. It seems to be pretty cut and dry ........ knock on wood.
So, with all that still needs to be completed....... guess what I did when I got home today? That's right....... not one durn thing that had to do with the shop. I took my camera and one of my favorite subjects and clicked away.
Back in the day I was a portrait photographer for Olan Mills. It was a kick-ass job for someone my age and I adored working as I did. My subjects of choice were babies and children....... and still is! I always hoped I'd be able to further my life with photography but since then, haven't had many opportunities come my way. Well, except for my kiddos of course.
I was taught how to pose, use lighting and to make one smile...... for portraits naturally it's expected. But, what I truly love is to capture a moment, a thought, and a second of time that will be forever kept by a parent........ not something normally thought of when you go to a studio. I prefer, above all else, going outside and using the light God has given us and all of the surroundings we were gifted. It's amazing what a plain old background of green leaves can do...... not to mention a very nosy "Sandy" colored dog that sneaks in behind. In the shot above, I will look back and notice the pout, the slight drying of chapped lips and the dog....... the darn dog. It's a second of her life that will never be given back....... only remembered.
Here is my oldest guy, Baby Cole. He's almost 5'10" and getting so handsome. This picture was taken right after school, in the car while still wearing his back pack as he explains the torturous moments during band on this day. Another second of his life....... he'll never get back, but will be remembered with this photo. I love him.
So, what is this post all about? Maybe it's the feeling I got today during my time outside with Amelia Claire.............the feeling that I should stop and notice the time that passes right before my eyes or how we should slow down...... even for those with shops that are opening in days........ and remember what/who is most important and how special each and every second is.
Time....... it takes and it gives.
We should be grateful, shouldn't we?