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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
How was your weekend? What did you do?