Congrats to fellow blogger Maarten! You are the winner of my 100th posting celebration drawing. I’ll be in touch about sending you your fabrikate field notes book, as well as the button trio. Thank you to everyone else who has also left me a comment or like. Between my various social media places I had a nice pile of names to draw from.
It is Friday, and it is my 100th post. Lets celebrate with an early morning photo.
I took a minute to get out yesterday and take a couple of photos. I’m glad I did. This was taken before 7a.m. and the sunlight is beautiful. I love how it rakes across the street.
I want to apologize to all of my blog land buddies for my absence. I have been trying to juggle a whole lot of craziness lately. I thought today I’d post another photo from the Ladies Literary Club I took back at the end of May. The first photo got a very positive response from all of you. I hope, hope, hope to get out more in the next week or so to resume my daily(ish) posting from around my fair city of Grand Rapids.
Also, we are only 3 more posts away from my 100th blog posting! That means you still have time to leave me a like or a comment on any of my pages (facebook, twitter, wordpress, tumblr, web site) and I’ll enter you in a chance to win one of my photographer’s field notebooks and a set of my snazzy fabrikate pin trios. If you haven’t yet seen these items, check out my web site at http://www.fabrikateshop.com. The winner will be announced at the beginning of my 100th blog posting.
I am very close to my 100th post, and I am welcoming my new tumblr buddies! So let’s celebrate by giving away one of my field notebooks along with my trio of snazzy pins. Leave me a comment or give me a ‘like’, and I’ll draw from the list randomly. I will announce the winner for my 100th post.
My field notebook for the analog lover in all of us.
Pins are for EVERYone.
It is always so fun to see when bloggers and magazines mention my field notebook. There is still something special about analog!
To read the entry, click here.
I love it when I find cool stuff like this when I am out wandering at lunch.
Mindfulness is a philosophy I try to live my life by.
Today was one of those very hectic days where my mind was consumed with my work and looming deadlines. I had to make a run to Kinkos for one last minute errand, so I decided to wait outside while the work was completed. It was my moment to try to regain some mindfulness. I took a look at the river and found this:
It was probably one of those things you had to be there for, but to me it was a nice surprise and reward for making time to enjoy the moment.
I took these photos on Weston Street facing Division Ave. Division used to have a bad reputation. When I used to tell people I lived downtown they’d say to me, ‘OH, stay away from Division.’ I realized after a while that the people who used to say this to me were all from the suburbs.
If they had taken the time to visit this street in recent years they would have realized the charm of this area. Numerous shops and galleries line this street and all of them are locally owned. This area has a special vibe. It is very down to earth, with shop owners accepting the old buildings for what they are and working with that, instead of feeling the need to tear them down and destroy the city’s history in the name of commercialism.