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Reflecting on the Past


Since I retired—due to heatlh reasons–I tried to find things to fill my calendar. I have been accustomed to daily consulting with my day planner—to keep me focused. When suddenly there are no work shifts scheduled, and I can do as ai please, it is more than a bit disconcerting.

One of the things I did was to take a short course in quilt photography.

I have been taking photos since I was twevle–with a brownie camera.

I document my life and my art with photogaphs. But was there a better way to do it?

I knew about focus and making sure everything was square. I knew about detail shots.

But then there is the ‘fashion’ photo–or the one that places the quilt dramatically or strategically somewhere’.

I decided to practice on a small piece. No need to crawl up ladders to hang things or fiddle with lighting when I can work with a small piece.

Here is the full shot.

It needs to be straightened a bit—but I do not have photshop on this computer yet—that is next year’s project,

Here are some detail shots.

and finally, a style shot.

I thought a long time about this one. I decided that since it was a self portrait or a wished for self portrait I would put in on a mirror along with some elegantly dressed dolls—Meg and Jo from Little Women.

I tried a lot of angles and position and decided on this one–as if I were still five or six and standing on tippy-toes to see myself in the mirror.

That mirror was my grandfather’s, the hat rack in the back was also in their front room. This is in my front hall-way with the antique switchplate. and my front door also reflected in the mirror.

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  1. This is lovely, reflective, creative… nice!

    December 29, 2022

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