Friday, July 27

august break 2012 with susannah conway~

i'm just back from a quick overnight trip to our cabin. we went for fun (a rare treat) and to try out the new outboard on the little skiff. lucky for me, the water was flat calm all the way to the bay. look at it up there - can you believe it?!

it was a wonderful, slow trip, which gave me a chance to take some photos - usually not an option on the need-for-speed blackcat... i'll post them as soon as i get them off my phone.

i blame my new phone for my severe "blogger's block" as i have become a slave to Instagram. what a wonderful world that is! i feel like i'm traveling the globe every time i take a peek. i like that it is what it says "instant."

to try to get back to my blog, and my art in general, i have decided to joined up with Susannah Conway's August Break 2012. i invite you to click on the link and sign up too. here's a snippet of how susannah describes august break (copied from her blog post):

How it works: you simply share one photo (or more!) each day on your blog – Monday to Friday, or every day. Or whenever you feel moved to share. Using any camera – DSLR, compact, Polaroid, Holga, iPhone (my choice), Instax, film or digital – with or without words – anything goes! – for the whole of August. No pressure – just looking at August through your camera lens as a way to be more present this summer. And to have a little break from the pressures and expectations of regular blogging.

There are NO RULES, people! Just sunshine (hopefully) + a bit of fun. And lots of lovely photos to look at and new blogs to discover.

see, easy-peasy. at a great time of the year. even if you aren't interested in joining, i really urge you to go meet susannah on her blog. i have been following her for over a year, she is a wonderful artist of photography & words all wrapped up in a beautiful soul. and she shares it all with us. i recently finished her new book "This I Know"

everyone needs to read this beautiful book. i'm not going to try to describe it. just find a copy and read it. it will make you cry, and smile, and laugh. it will make you feel like all those feelings (and all the rest of them you have inside you) are valid. there, off my soapbox.

duff & i are ready for our august break~



  1. absolutely gorgeous pics. thanks for the heads up on the Aug break, sounds just the thing especially with this newly discovered Instaworld.

  2. August break and the book and everything you write about sound fabulous!

    I seem to take photos each and every day anyway :)

    Happy August to you and yours!


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