April 29, 2010
We are now sadly home, and I’m typing this while wearing a sweatshirt and jeans. Gone are the tank tops and shorts… hopefully they will be back soon.
We packed quite a bit into our vacation; hiking, diving, wandering small towns, playing at the beach, and of course working.
It was great being able to sneak off for a couple of dives!
Fiona seemed to have a good time crawling around on the beaches and grass, and splashing about in the water. The last day we were there the waves were to big for her to get in the water, but she did have fun watching the waves with her daddy.
April 25, 2010
One of the great things about what I do, is that I can do it pretty much anywhere. This week I am working remotely from Hawaii. Birds sing, and a breeze cools down a muggy tropical day as I sit at my computer working. And if I turn my head just the right way I can even catch a glimpse of the ocean.
Luckily I’ve had a little time off while we have been here and we have gone to the beach several times. I’ve been able to squeeze in a dive and plenty of beach time. Fiona has had a lot of fun playing in the water and crawling around on the sand.
For a change of pace we went to the pool, there was a kiddie pool that Fiona could stand up in. The only thing she was interested in was standing at the side of the pool and splashing the small puddles on the cement.
Our trip is about half over, so I’m sure there will be more photos over the next few days. Maybe even some of Fiona in something other then a swim suit
April 14, 2010
Months ago a friend of mine took a photos of her daughter in a tutu. I knew right then that 1) I was buying Fiona a tutu, 2) I had to do a shoot with her wearing it. The question was just a matter of where and when.
Another friend of mine teaches dance at a middle school around the corner from my house, I asked if Fiona and I could take over her studio for an hour to take photos. I was thinking dance studio; mirrors + hardwood floors + baby in a tutu = adorable!
April 13, 2010
April 9, 2010
I enjoy the rare moments that I get to escape to my glass studio. It’s not often that I find myself with a free hour with nothing else to do. But every once in a while I get that itch to create something with glass and I will hide out in my studio and just create.
Lately I’ve really enjoyed making nightlights. It’s not as much commitment time wise as a plate or bowl, so it allows me to be creative in smaller blocks of time. I don’t always have hours at a time to play in my studio, sometimes all I can fit in is 30 minutes while Fiona naps.
Plus I love the way the glass looks when it is backlit as a nightlight.
April 3, 2010
When describing what I do, I left out the most important job title; Mom. Its easily the most demanding and rewarding job I’ve ever had. My boss is a fiesty 8 month old, who cries when she doesn’t get what she wants and spends her days scooting around and babbling at me. In addition to our one living child we also have 2 dogs. So our daily routine always includes a walk so that the pups can stretch their legs (okay, its a feeble attempt to tire them out so that they don’t irritate me).
We often joke that Fiona’s first words are going to be “shut up, tibi” or “back up, pico” because that is what she hears ALL day long. The dogs love Fiona, and in return Fiona loves the dogs. Although I’m pretty sure for different reasons; the dogs see her as the source of food that rains down from the sky several times a day, and Fiona sees the dogs as something soft to climb.
But occasionaly they all get along. Its moments like these that make me not want to lock the dogs outside.
And when Fiona gets a bit chatty, Tibi just covers her ears.