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salwaterlogged

My nice and nephew, fresh out of the ocean, explored our beach house and let me photograph their adventures. The little house we rented for a few weeks is on the coast between Pulsano and Monti D'arena-bosco Caggione in Taranto, which is a quiet little area fairly devoid of tourists. It was also excellent for sea glass collecting, but more on that later. caitlin-pulsanolido1 lydiasee_italy-pulsanolido-kids061914SM_MG_6002
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Nonna Italiana

I met a woman on the bus from Rome to Martina Franca who couldn't have been less than 80 years old and was so enamored with my embroidery that it prompted her to chatter non-stop for hours in Italian to me knowing that I could only understand about a tenth of what she was saying. She told jokes which had punchlines I couldn't translate, held my hands emphatically, and grasped my face while saying "bella, bella" over and over. After losing two grandmother figures in the last month, this love found in the most unexpected place was nothing short of miraculous.

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Print Project :: The Wasteland

Two plexiglass plates each with a layer of my take on "St. Severin” by Robert Delaunay. Drypoint with oil-based inks, Peacock Blue and Bone Black. The print was printed on Rives BFK with the Poster type set in Illustrator and printed over. Typeface is Tiza.

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Sneak Peek inside our Home :: L & R

So my Love and I moved into this sweet little Boston apartment back in January, but frankly, we've just been too damn busy to have anyone over to warm our house, share any pictures with friends or family, or really get all the rooms squared away at once. Now that Ryan's going on tour for a few weeks, I feel like I have finally gotten our space to a more relaxed and lived in level of tidy. We are both explosive when we work, so there's always some sort of pile of instruments or art supplies in the way of something else.. {truth be told, I am probably more guilty of leaving my toys out than R is..} Please excuse the wonky exposures, I tried to shoot each room when it had the best light, so at different parts of the day.

The creepy doll was my Aunt Jean's doll. I think her name is Colette. The Pentax on the table was my Uncle Brian's. He has been shooting with that thing since the 70's.. and some of the old family prints {yet to post} I have been scanning in lately are from this camera. {it's a Asahi Pentax K1000 with a 55mm 1:1.8. I haven't developed any film from it yet as I'm still finishing out the first roll.. it's a beautiful camera.}

R got that sweet, tiny round box for me in Australia, the jar contains dried flowers from our trip to LA, there's a hunk of NC Kyanite I found, and an enlargement of the 4x5" image I made of R's Rhodes.

R's got the best area of the house! The three windows get great sun all through the day and into the evening, so there's almost always a nice glow in there. We created a nook within a room by using a large shelf as a room divider: storage on both sides and the benefit of separate but open work/play areas.

My side of the bed: Trumpet Jade from Kate & Evan, Samsonite from Mom, Vanity from R's Grandmother, clock from BB, Alabaster Owls from Leslie Branham Roberts {http://www.thegivingtreethriftstore.com/http://www.joshrobertsandthehinges.com/}, glass globe with owl feather from Heather, dreamcatcher from before I can remember.

Sweetest Family :: Washington Reunion

While at a Family Reunion in Washington State, I photographed my whole family with the 4"x5" as well as 35mm and digital. Recently I have been scanning a whole lot of old family pictures as part of my uncle's ongoing genealogical pursuits, and I've become increasingly fascinated with how families are photographed and the particular nostalgic memorabilia people hold on to. So I have been shooting more film, because it's more archival? But until I can process all the film, here are some shots of family at the Fort Worden Reunion:

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Fort Worden State Park, Washington :: Family Reunion {yellows & blues}

A former US Army Base, Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA is now on the National Register of Historic Places. It was the chosen site of my family reunion this Summer so Ryan and I went out to Washington for a few days. Here are some pictures from Fort Worden's bunkers and surrounding trails {I'll post other images from the trip soon!}:

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