salmon, crafting & photography

I read somewhere the other day that a blog post should fit into a fairly specific category, or you shouldn't publish it. I'm pretty sure the title of this post alone just broke that rule.

We've been eating grilled red salmon twice a week since we got here. It's just as delicious each and every time. Really, truly.

See?

 

salmon, crafting & photography

 

These two photos are the very beginning of my weaving….. which is still on the loom! It seems my scarf is a bit tight and that I have some room to add some more weft to my warp. I'm still confused about what that actually means, but I can tell you that weaving is amazing. Addictive even. More pictures by the end of the week…. (ps – the pink is just to hold things in place, I'll pull it out later!)

 

salmon, crafting & photography

 

salmon, crafting & photography

 

And speaking of creativity….. the kids have been attending children's handcrafting classes at The Net Loft every Tuesday morning. They've so enjoyed this. Luke went for the first time this week and was really, truly excited about gifting me with a lovely lavender pillow he made. Next week is jewelry making with a local artist!

 

salmon, crafting & photography

 

salmon, crafting & photography

 

Also….. sock progress! Thursday night is our last class and I will be learning how to turn a heel. Don't giggle… this is exciting stuff!

 

salmon, crafting & photography

 

salmon, crafting & photography

 

Look, it's almost a sock! Well, maybe "almost" is a bit of a stretch.

Last but not least, I wanted to tell you that Jade & I have l-o-v-e-d the first week's lesson in Erin's new creative photography class, Eyes Open. I've never understood the technical element of photography and she presented it with such an easy to understand approach. Lots of good examples for my visual brain to soak in. So much in fact that I have officially switched the camera to manual mode and have been shooting this way all week. I feel like such a goofball sharing that here. But really, I am so excited to finally get the technical aspect of photography. If you're at a place where you want to explore both the rules and creative sides of taking really good pictures, this class is well worth the investment. The class covers so much, just take a peek here. Erin is such an amazing photographer and creative spirit, plus she's totally sweet and funny as well. I'm really looking forward to the next six weeks. 

Registration for class closes on Friday! And to sweeten the deal Erin is offering a 20% discount for you! Just enter the code "gypsyforest" when you check out.

 

Eyesopen

I hope to see you in class!

 

10 thoughts on “salmon, crafting & photography

  1. I just found you blog ( I’m a friend of Erin’s), such awesome ideas/insights. Random question, the plate the salmon’s sitting on, is it Damariscotta Pottery by any chance? It the shop/studio where I work and the edge looks familiar.

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  2. The salmon looks fantastic! Who writes these blog rules anyway? I don’t like blogs where it’s obvious they are writing by rules (for what purpose, I wonder) rather than writing authentically.
    I had a manual camera, back in the day. I miss the control. A digital SLR is high, high on my someday wish list. It seems like such a big “just because” expenditure. But I’ll be turning 40 in a year…

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  3. Great job breaking the rules…”well behaved women rarely make history” and I wont say what Utah Phillips says about rules!

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  4. Great Post. Love all the professional looking pics. Your dad knows how to grill salmon & you mom knows how to prep it. Oh so yummy!
    Did you make Sophie”s dress? Just love it.
    Starting to look like a sock!!!!! What will the finished product of the weaving be?

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  5. Glad you broke the rules, whatever the hack those are! I needed to see weaving progress somewhere. And that one simple photo of the getting it all laid out (which is patiently sitting under my bed this past year awaiting a quiet time and space and much brain power on my part it seems–my gosh, it felt so technical when I was standing there trying to understand it all last winter) and then the fun part, the weaving–so inspirational! And beautiful I might add.
    Cheers!

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  6. I shoot with an eight year old canon rebel slr. I'll bet you could find one used for a really good deal & splurge on a good lens. You will love what it does for your photography and mine is still going strong, so I'm happy with it even though it doesn't have all the bells and whistles the newer slr ones have. Though I would LOVE video 🙂

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  7. Thank you. Yes it does require some concentration and brain power to get the weaving going! I quite agree. Are you using a heddle loom? I'd love to see what you make…. drop me a line if you post a picture of it!

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