Thursday, July 30, 2009

what i've been up to

get crafty minibook, originally uploaded by jmk photos.

Summer is clipping right along. I've been enjoying a mix of traditions + new. Time outside, outdoor dinners with friends, day trips here and there, and spending much more time in my craft room. One of my homeowner dreams was to have a craft room. I'm so blessed that my little condo has an extra room that I've turned into my craft space. Supplies are scattered around, projects left out on the desk in various states of completion. . . oh yes, I love this so!

One of my new experiences in June was participating in an on-line craft class. Loved it. It was taught by Elise, and focused on getting crafty with the world around you - through found paper and looking through a camera a bit differently, especially for patterns in nature and the human-constructed world.

The posted photo is of one of my completed projects. This is 4x6 minibook with pattern photos from 2008, a mix from the letterpress studio at MCBA and my time at Clare's Well last August. The photos of me are also from last year, taken at Clare's Well and in Ireland. I love the cover shot. It happened to be my type tray storage spot at MCBA. Not sure if I consciously chose between 32 and 33, but that just happened to be my age at the time. Love this photo so much I framed a copy. A wonderful reminder of last year.

The text is all about how I would like to live abroad at some point in my life. They say writing your thoughts down is the first step to making them a reality. . .


  1. Love it Jill!

    When you came back from Ireland I expected you to be moving there within a year. :)

  2. Well that's interesting Melissa! Don't think I'll be moving quite that soon. I haven't yet found anyone to pay me for my dream job: sweeping a sidewalk in an Irish village. I dream big.

  3. Did anyone answer your question about posting pictures etc on blogger? I can't find your email. Shoot me an email and I'll tell you what I do, though I do not claim to be an expert by any means.