Sunday, February 15, 2015

February 10 on 10


"February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer." 


-  Shirley Jackson, Raising Demons





This month has found me in a bit of a creative muddle. Do I spend time indulging in my first passion: photography? Or do I spend my limited free time developing a new/old love: calligraphy? Hmm...as the month progresses we'll see which wins. 



While looking for images to show here I realized I had seldom used my DSLR since Christmas and my iPhone only slightly more. So while the idea behind "10 on 10" is to showcase the 10th day of each month, this month's edition highlights 10 images from the last 2 or 3 weeks. And as it's February our theme for the month is LOVE. It's a rather hodge-podge but I hope it will give you a glimpse into what makes my heart go all aflutter. 


Teatime Tuesday (join me on IG and hashtag your tea/coffee/hot cocoa images with #teatime_tuesday)
Trying out a new dip pen nib. 
Making Valentine's for the family...a tradition  
Coffee with my sweet husband at SightGlass Coffee in San Fransisco...so good!
A morning routine...solitary breakfast in the morning light.
A very old leather, hand painted handkerchief box. It reminds me of my dear Grandma very time I see it.
 I've rediscovered a love from my youth: Calligraphy 
Practice makes perfect. And what's not to love about a PINK pen holder? 
A good idea while sipping tea. 
Handmade Valentine's for my children. A tradition I started 20+ years ago.

Thank you for joining me this month. I hope you continue along the circle and visit Luciane Steiner to see her wonderful entry in this month's 10 on 10 Collaborative. 




10 comments:

  1. Wow, Laura . . . beautiful work.

    To me, it looks like you can combine your calligraphy and photography and make amazing creations.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie! I hope I can combine the two, but for now I need lots and lots of practice before my letterforms come easily to me. It's like learning to write all over again!

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  2. Love your work using light and shadows and the calligraphy is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am really enjoying learning calligraphy! It is very soothing and meditative for me.

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  3. Beautiful images, Laura! You are so creative!! I love that you make your children's valentines! I will definitely check out your teatime tuesday hashtag and when I can, take part! Thanks for inspiring me!

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    1. Thank you, Kim! I love making them Valentines! I think they really only love getting the candy treats I give them! But they all humor me as I deck out our house in pink hearts and flowers. And I do hope you join in on IG...the images don't have to be taken on Tuesday...any day of the week is fine.

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  4. Beautiful images, and I agree with Bonnie you could really combine your calligraphy and photography, I can´t wait to see more from you :-)

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    1. Thank you! I'm really enjoying learning something new. I hope I can combine the two...wouldn't that be fun!

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  5. Wow, Laura! I absolutely love your style! The light, composition, subjects, angles... just love it all! This is almost like a mini-vacation... your site is full of calm, peace, serenity <3 Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. I love these images and your tea time photos are fantastic. I think it is awesome that you are learning calligraphy.

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