here there, lately

It’s a hotbox in the office right now. I’m scanning negatives with the windows shut to keep the pollen out and I’m tempted to escape downstairs into an air conditioned room with my copy of Instant Love: How to Make Magic and Memories with Polaroids (a terrific little guide on shooting instant film).

52 weeks in film: here there, the path

Except for a day trip to Mystic, Connecticut (where we ate pizza and ice cream and I tried to shoot film but it wasn’t easy with a toddler on the run), I worked around the house all weekend tackling unfinished projects like cleaning out the refrigerator, baking cinnamon nut sourdough bread, and planting flowers in the garden with Luke.

52 weeks in film: here there, mushrooms

David and I also finished watching the first season of Homeland, my latest t.v. serial addiction (others include Mad Men, Downton Abbey, and Weeds). Should I tell you about it? I don’t know. Do you want to go there? CIA agent Carrie Mathison investigates an ongoing al-Qaeda plot and becomes obsessed with POW Marine Sargent Nicholas Brody who returns home from Iraq and who may or may not be a newly trained terrorist. It’s slow moving at times but there is enough mystery and intrigue to keep me coming back for more.

52 weeks in film: here there, red flowers

So much for the holiday weekend, we’re already deep into Tuesday. There are strawberry yogurt pops to make and stories to write and a swimming hole to jump in so I won’t stay too long.

52 weeks in film: here there, the shed

I also found a pack of aged Polaroid film for my Holgaroid which I quickly shot (and will share soon) and a pack of Polaroid iZone film which turned out to be a dud with ordinary developer streaks in each photo. These photos are recent ones from the 52 Weeks in Film project.

52 weeks in film: here there, unplugged

How was your weekend? What did you do?


  1. says

    Nice! I went out for a walk around the lake to shoot pictures, rode my bike around the countryside and relaxed a lot.



  2. says

    We are just getting back in the swing of things today after a weekend of grilling and movie watching. I might have to check out Homeland as I’m currently obsessed with spy movies and the CIA. This weekend we watched The Sum of All Fears and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

  3. says

    My weekend involved a lot of running and running around, but a lot of fun, too. Highlights were definitely a picnic in Jack London State Park and a karaoke night with friends … and lots of and lots cake. Did I mention the cake? :)

    • ArtandLemons says

      Nicole, Running, picnicking, and karaoke-ing sound like a perfect holiday weekend and oh, the cake. Yes, indeed the cake. I’m always inspired to bake one when I visit your site and I have your chocolate cake with salted caramel buttercream on my list to bake next.

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