Wednesday, October 28, 2009

FIW!!!! (Wipes Brow)...I'm Exhausted!...

It's Free Image Wednesday. Yes. I know. I am totally late. Again. Thank you so much for being so patient and sticking with me. Someday soon I will get my stuff together. But, not this week. LOL!!! Oh, the boxes!!! Why don't you all come over and help me unpack? We could get it all banged out in a couple of hours and then we could have a great big 'ole art party. We'd laugh and art and have a wonderful time. We'd stay up late and take a midnight walk to the grave yard and scare the beejebus out of each other:) I wish! How fun would that be?! Here are some pics of the inside of the new house. The old house closes next Tuesday and then we are DONE!!!!!!! Yeah!!!

This week's FIT photos have the theme of affection. All these photos show such great love and affection. Even the beautiful sweetie more interested in loving her stuffed toy than getting a boring picture taken:)

This is Master Karl H. Madison and his Mother. Oh, the baby love and the beautiful pride in Momma's Eyes! This photo was taken on March 26, 1906 in Leetonia, Ohio.

I picked this young couple because they seem very much in love. I love how their head's are leaned in and touching. I bet they are newly married and ready to start their lives together.

Look at this Angel!!! Those pudgy cheeks are begging for kisses! Now she can pat the bunny:)The very ornate wicker chair was a very common studio prop in the early 1900's.

On the back of her photo is this ghostly image. I love finding these because they are like an extra treat:) This image transfer happens when photos are stored stacked on top of each other for long periods of time. I wonder if this was her Mother?

Here are some more gravestone photos. These are from a Church that is only 5 minutes drive from our neighborhood. I spent a cloudy morning there last week and took some photographs.

Nettie J.



Sarah A.

Eliza A.

Fannie and Evie

Feel free to use any of the gravestone images in your art also:)

Daily Quotes:

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
~Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.

“The best way to hold a man is in your arms.”
~Mae West

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

We're Home!!!!...Creepy Folks FIT for Halloween!...

New Front Door

The Miller Family is home and getting settled in just fine! The neighbors are awesome, the new school is awesome, the house is awesome and there is a circa. 1845 graveyard within walking distance. Who could ask for anything more? LOL!! The boys and I and some of their friends took a walk up there last week. It was so cool and spooky!!!!

The move was CRAZY. Fast and furious!! We found the house, bought the house and moved in little under three weeks time. Things slowed down after the move, but there was still that little other thing. What was it? Hummm. Oh! I know. We had to get the old house ready to be sold. It FINALLY went on the market Saturday. I have been running back and forth between both homes. Cleaning at one and unpacking at the other. I'm tired. Happy, but tired.

Edited to add:We got an offer on the house today!! (Wednesday) Can you believe we got one so fast?!!!!! We have countered and are waiting to hear back from her realtor.

Edited to add again:) Old house is sold!!! It was on the market less than a week. We are so relieved:) Closing is on November 3rd!

Here are my extra creepy FITs for the week. I know I owe you guys some extra FITS, but my studio stuff is still packed. Luckily, I had these set aside before the move. I have done nothing to them. This is just how they turned out. The man and woman must be husband and wife. The CDV photographer is the same for both and they are posed the same. Their eyes just look spooky to me. The baby ambrotype is the creepiest EVER!!!! Those eyes!!!! AAHHH!!!! Poor baby. I am sure she was lovely in real life:)

My favorite new thing with the boys is to walkaround the neighborhood. There are 8 ponds and 11 common areas with walking trails. It is so nice to just explore and see what we can see. Most of the back part of the neighborhood is undeveloped, but they have already built the streets and put in lamp posts so it is a wonderful safe place to walk and ride scooters. The photo below is some of the treasures from one of our adventures. It was so nice being showered with flowers from sweet boys.

I am making the rounds slowly but surely! You guys have been BUSY too!! I am loving all the wonderful art you are posting:) Love, Jamie

Quotes for the Day:

"Every house where love abides

And friendship is a guest,

Is surely home, and home sweet home

For there the heart can rest."

~Henry Van Dyke

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. "

~Marcel Proust


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