Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fujifilm Instax Photo Project

I recently bought myself a Fujifilm Instax camera and decided that our vacation to the Canadian Rockies was the perfect place to break it in. Although I took hundreds of photos with my DSLR, it was great to have the Instax along for the instant gratification of seeing the photo immediately. Plus I love the mini size and look of the photo! I tried to take one instant photo each day of vacation, in each of the different locations we visited. I loved watching the collection grow over the vacation and flipping through the pile. When we got home though I wanted the photos to do more then just sit in a pile and gather dust!

I came up with the idea of framing them all in one large frame, and also including some vacation memorabilia to add interest and break up the display visually. I laid all the photos out to see what kind of arrangement I could come up with and to measure the dimensions. Luckily the height and width exactly corresponded to a common frame size (11"x14")! I purchased a simple black frame and some double sided tape and got to work.

First I laid out all the photos and made an arrangement that I was happy with.

Next I used double-sided tape to attach the photos to the backing board.

Here, all the photos have been attached!

Looks good to me!

I love these small photos and love the way this art project turned out!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

First Day of School (round two)

Youngest son had his first day of school last week, and now Oldest and Middle sons have both gone back to school as well. We've had a really weird start to the school year, what with an earth quake during the Youngest's first week of school, and a hurricane to start (or rather delay) the first day of school for the other two. And now this week we have a holiday!

I think they were both semi-excited to head back to school. Oldest is in the process of switching high schools and has to go to the old high school for two weeks until we can get the paper work straightened out. He's not thrilled about this, but at least he'll be where he wants to be soon. I definitely have mixed feelings about it all. Middle is starting 8th grade so we'll be going through the high school choice process this fall. It will be interesting to see where he ends up!

Hopefully all three will have a great school year, make good friends, and continue to get good grades.