Thursday, January 12, 2012

vintage effect








hello hello! today i'm sharing photos taken with one of my film cameras. a vintage thirty five mm pentax i found at a flea market. a super lucky score! these are untouched, with the exception of the last one. its had this effect applied. when i got these back from the lab,  i saw that i'd taken just two photos of this sunset. there were many people on the beach that night that claimed it was the most spectacular sunset they'd ever seen. i felt this way too. perhaps that is why i took this and then stood agape in wonder.

i think i told you i didn't paint the little rock house or rock grandma. but i did paint these blocks. i'd
forgotten about them (till the rock love), these cute wee blocks. it may have been twenty but more like twenty five years ago that i made these for my children. (can't believe i misspelled puzzle, eeps!) i recently took them over to a wood worker friend and asked him if he could cut a few more blocks like this please. i think i'd like to make some more.

happy birthday to my baby boy, my youngest son, who will be twenty three tomorrow! do you remember
these puzzle blocks honey? love you so very much son.
jacob and hannah, twenty some years ago

35 comments:

  1. that sunset is ASTONISHING! And that you took that picture with a thrift camera is wonderful.

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  2. lori, you amaze me, i think i know the extent of your talent and imagination and then you add something else and i'm amazed all over again.

    these wee blocks are CHARMING. you painted that precious little bird and that sweet little girl? and they mix and match? you were doing this twenty years ago?

    i am so mesmerized by the blocks i am giving that incredible sunset second rift. but still, wowowowowowow.

    lori, i got mysself familiar with picasa tonight. finally, months after you showed me. i'm psyched.

    here's the thing: you carry a charm within you that is unique and irrepressible and irreplaceable. you make me feel little girl happy, just seeing what you come up with.


    kj

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  3. happy birthday jacob. you and your Mom rock.

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  4. Such a gorgeous sunset! the colours are so amazing. And those little blocks are the cutest ever ♥ what a great little keepsake (I think the way you spelled puzzles is much cuter) :-). You are so talented.
    Happy Birthday Wishes to Jacob.

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  5. Oh I love the blocks. And the photos are great too!

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  6. the blocks and box are too cute!
    And that sunset sometimes it is good to look through your eyes instead of having a camera in between all the time. I notice that sometimes I like it to leave my camera at home :)
    Happy Birthday Jacob!

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  7. beautiful lori. just beautiful.
    what lucky children..

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  8. That sunset looks incredible!

    I love the little blocks, so cute. I bet they inspired much fun :)

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  9. You are so clever. I love these. What a great idea and living with a wood man I should get him to make me some blocks. Wow, the sunset is amazing! Hugs xxxx

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  10. Those blocks are jus beautiful!! And that sunset !!!! INSANE!

    Beautiful post! Happy birthday, Jacob!

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  11. Block love !!!!

    Happy Birthday Jacob :D

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  12. Jacob and Hannah looked so beautiful, Lori! As do your blocks! They are seriously amazing pieces of artwork!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    ps I watched your rhino clip and felt somewhat tearful!

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  13. These are adorable! Your kids must have loved them and it's so great that you still have them. They are just precious.

    Happy Birthday to your baby boy!

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  14. Dearest Lori,

    I have sat here and just stared at your sunset photo! Isn't this world just awesome?!

    I think your little blocks are the cutest and I hope you don't mind if I borrow your idea for the wee one here. I think she would love to play with them.

    Happy birthday to your Jacob. This is the month of two birthday's for us here....my sister's is Wednesday and my oldest son's is next Sunday [ he will be 26]. They grow up way too fast!

    I hope you enjoy your Friday and have a wonderful weekend. I have a four day weekend that I hope to spend mostly knitting! :)

    Much love.

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  15. Happy birthday to your son!! Great photo of the sunset :) I hope you have a great weekend!

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  16. that sunset is incredible! WOW and i love the jigsaw box cube things - so cute; you could do a great set with african animals :)

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  17. Lori,

    I LOVE the blocks! And I love that you misspelled puzzle :-).
    The sunset is amazing,
    as you are.
    Happy Birthday to your son.
    xoxo

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  18. What a sweet story. I can see those lovely blocks being passed down to the grandkids.

    That IS an amazing sunset.

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  19. The blocks are delightful, Lori, you have so many creative talents that I love to see. So special that you painted them for your children yourself too. Happy Birthday to Jacob! (How those years just fly by!)
    And the sunset photo is so wonderful too...Hope you have a very happy weekend.
    Helen x

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  20. Oh Lori, your talent has no boundaries!! I love those blocks and the adorable container you made!! And Happy birthday to your son!!

    I will be carrying this sunset photo in my visual heart this weekend, stunning....
    xo

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  21. Those blocks are amazing! What a wonderful idea.

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  22. happy birthday wishes to your precious boy - that foto of him and hannah is as cute as it gets.

    amazing foto of that sunrise. how cool that you use both film and digital - keeping that lost art alive!

    another lost art - those painted blocks. what mom today would take the time to do something like that? lucky kids, yours, to be given something so filled with love.

    sending big hugs, lori.

    xoxo
    amanda

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  23. Those are the sweetest little picture blocks! And the picture of your son and daughter is so precious! Xo's

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  24. Happy New Year, beautiful! Oh goodness, you made those blocks???? They are absolutely to die for! So adorable. You SHOULD make more!

    Gorgeous, blazing sunset. And happy birthday to your baby boy!

    xoxo

    ps. I didn't try standup paddleboarding this time. Maybe next. :) The girl in the drawing is my sister in law who is an avid paddleboarder and is on a canoe team. Awesome!

    pps. You've inspired me to take up knitting. I certainly can't create anything as beautiful as you. Definitely nothing with patterns like your amazing gloves! But I'll have fun trying!

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  25. Gorgeous sunset! Even with the filter :) Congrats and Happy Birthday to your baby son. Sigh. I know that day will come soon enough for me. (We used to have a Pentax but gave it to a thrift store when we moved...I wish I still had it!)

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  26. I LOVE those blocks...so sweet and simple and just adorable! Happy Weekend Lori!

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  27. Lori.....I ♥ the blocks and it's given me a grand idea for the grankidos.....Your amazing and inspiring! Thanks

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  28. Those blocks are wonderful, can't wait to see the new ones you make.

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  29. Lori - I think you may have captured the sunset of a lifetime there ... incredible and surreal. The blocks are charming and a testament to your creativity. You are a vintage girl, preserving that which is best about another time and place. xxoo

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  30. What an amazing sunset, it is beautiful to behold. I think it is great that you treasure things from the past, your vintage camera and the little blocks, all reminding you of good times.

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  31. i love them! that little birdie is so cute. i bet your kids liked to mix them up too.

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  32. Did you really take that sunset shot? WOW, WOW, WOW!!! AMAZING! Can i say WOW one more time please:))))

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  33. Oh, I think I know what my little River will be getting for her birthday next wk. LOVE the blocks! I can't draw worth a hoot, though. But I'm going to give them a go. I haven't been by here in a few days. I was missing so much loveliness. I hope you're doing well, sweet Lori!

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  34. I meant to leave a comment when I read this Lori, saying how wonderful your painted blocks are. I love the surprise combinations you get when they are ordered differently, pure joy! Love Vanessa xxx

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  35. Amazing sunset and what a cute idea those blocks are, I assumed you'd bought them until you said you'd made them

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xoxo lori