October 27, 2009

Diptych Me Week

Diptych Me
Hey, // Between the Lines // has a face!! - I shot this self-portrait at the "Parc de la Vilette", last September. Huge mirrors were posted at intervals in between trees and I couldn't resist taking this picture, a one-shot diptych me, while the girls were running up and down the hill behind me. Next time, I might take a bottle of vinegar and a squeegee to have those mirrors cleaned first...

We had a fun and relaxing weekend - the perfect start to our Fall break.
Fall break, already?! I can't believe the girls have been in school for about two months now. It feels like yesterday, that first day of school, the getting the school supplies ready in time...

To kick off our Fall break, we went to see "Le Petit Nicolas" on Sunday, a second viewing for M., who already saw it with a friend. And she liked it even better the second time, she told me. I was a bit hesitant. Isn't the book usually better than the movie? Would it hold for this one too? But the truth needs to be said: this movie is a little gem, really! An absolutely great cast - especially the kids are wonderful - filmed with a great feel for detail (if you like anything from the 50's and 60's you'll just love it), faithful to the spirit of the books, funny, sweet, charming... Everything was just perfect! I don't know if the movie will be released overseas, but if so, I highly recommend it. I wouldn't mind to go see it a second time myself, to be honest.

So, what else is up for Fall break? We plan on leaving to the coast somewhere this week. Getting some fresh air. I really long for the beach, the wind, the long walks - with our jackets on most likely, and our boots - the red cheeks and hot chocolate when we get back.
Besides all of the above, the seaside also means... no computer! No distracted mom, for a change! But, this time not having an internet connection, won't mean I'm leaving this place behind not being taken care of. I made my homework, that is! As you might remember, I got myself a macro lens some time ago. The lens that kept me home for about a week, just to get it delivered. Due to circumstances, I didn't get to really test it, however, except for that one time. But I did test it last weekend. I didn't limit myself to its macro use. It's a perfect prime lens as well. I took pictures of lots and lots of things. Things that I had laying around the house. Little treasures as it turns out. And while I was shooting most of my Saturday afternoon away, sitting on my knees in our bedroom with just a piece of white paper and the natural light falling through the window, I came up with a plan for the week to come. A "Diptych Me Week"! Turns out that everything I was taking pictures of could be matched up with something else (and as I went on and on, I made sure it could, somehow).
And that's what I'm having ready for you this week, 12 diptychs spread out over six posts, starting on Wednesday. So, stay tuned for this one!
I really had fun doing it and I hope you'll enjoy these sets as much as I do...

So for now, I'm wishing you all a wonderful week and an absolutely fun and happy Halloween!!




nicole/brussels said...

leuk" zelfportret"

cindy said...

hello pretty girl! i'm looking forward to your diptychs. enjoy your break at the beach. i love it in the fall. sometimes, no computer is a vacation all by itself. have fun with your new lens, too.

blue moss said...

looking forward to it
love, love love the self portrait :)

RosaMaría said...

glad to meet you! is good to see who is behind the camera! your plans for the autumn holidays sound interesting and fun! (I wish I was in school with the french school calendar!) happy halloween and happy día de muertos!

Andrea, the collector said...

Very cool diptych photo. Loved reading about your helper with the drawing. Very fun!

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