Thursday, April 8, 2010

I'm Baaaaaaaaack!

Remember me?

I've been a terrible blogger, I know.

I blame it on the matza.

But I'm back and better than ever ! (Not actually true--My apartment is 1000 degrees with no air conditioning, I spent 10 minutes in the morning trying to find the mustard, etc. But it's all good.)

After receiving some constructive comments on Studio Calico, I've decided to experiment with how I take photos of my layouts. Below is my FIRST attempt and cropping and editing online. This page is an ode to Crumbs, which you should check out if you come visit NYC! Made with Studio Calico's Baker's Dozen kit.

Whaddaya think? Now remember it's my first try, and be nice!

And now, Attempt # 2:

This one is about how even though I have a deep love for lists (I'm actually about to cross "blog" off my daily list. Or check it off, since I'm psychotic and make actual checklists with little boxes for myself. Oy vey.) I'm trying to remember that many of the most important things in life don't fit on a list.

Like listening to Steve when he's upset. Or praying. Or general thinking. Or cooking dinner and washing the dishes, and scraping the nasty stuff at the bottom of the fridge (or is that just me?).

The stuff of life. Too big (and small) to fit on any list.

I hope you've all had a wonderful week so far! How was Passover/Easter?

23 comments:

  1. these look GREAT!!! good job! PS visiting NYC on Mother's Day weekend- Crumbs is definitely on the list :)

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  2. Love your layouts. I just take pictures of them mine then post them. I get what I get teehee.
    I would love to got to NYC, unfortunatley it is far,far down on my todo list.
    I keep lists. I even have a 15min day list. A bit compulsive wouldn't you say LOL

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  3. Taking pictures of layouts is really HARD!!! I know! They NEVER look the same as they do in person, but you did a really great job with those! I love Crumbs! There is one in NJ here that I love to go to when I am in the area.Definitely NOT kosher for Passover though..LOL! Have a great day!

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  4. Beautiful layouts! You're too hard on yourself. Now go back to your fridge and finish scraping. ;)

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  5. SO much better, keshet!! your layouts are gorgeous. one more tip? make them a smidge brighter by upping the exposure, especially on that white one. it will really make them pop. you are so talented! xo

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  6. Great job!!
    I suck at mine - but it doesn't really bother me ;o)

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  7. Totally in love with this entire post..since I can totally relate. I'm a list maker too:) LOVE your LO's and great job photographing them.

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  8. that unlist layout ROCKS~!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. love this. i make lists too. its a matter of CRS. lol!!!but I dooooooo love your projects. totally rocked it.

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  10. Love you work, and a good photos makes all the difference. Looks like you worked it out!

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  11. Both the shots of the layouts and lo's themselves look great!

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  12. i'm a list-lover too :) and (whispering) i make check boxes as well!

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  13. These are fabulous! Love your post about lists!!

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  14. These are great, Keshet! The photos are quite an improvement, as well. I can see them much better now. :)

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  15. Excellent layouts and love your post about lists!

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  16. Great job K! Can you post them bigger on the blog? (How small are you resizing them?). Now I can see all the important bits! Can you resize Wonderful for me? I wan to see it closer! I still struggle with getting good pics of my LOs! Big hugs!

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  17. Awesome job with photographing your layouts! They are both fab!!!

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  18. love these layouts! I too am a list maker. I like lists. Pretty much the bulk of my blogging these days is lists. I think I actually use them to calm myself..weird right?

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  19. These layouts are great! I love the placement of the title in the first layout, and you KNOW I am all for un-listing. :)

    P.S. I would LOVE to know more about what it was like to have Elizabeth Kostova as a creative writing teacher.

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  20. I have a little something posted for you on my blog! Cheers!

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  21. lovely! LOVE that lost one!! Super great!

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