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When Kodak decided to stop producing the chemicals to develop Kodachrome in fall 2011, I had planned on sending my one last roll to the only processor in the country to develop it. I had good intentions, but I was also in the midst of the busy season and Baby #3 was on the way. Needless to say, it was never sent and the roll sat quietly in the kitchen junk drawer. I held out hope that Kodak would have a change of heart and I’d be able to see the images from the roll.

Three years later and that little roll is now en route to Film Rescue International – a lab that can take a really old roll of film and most likely salvage it. FRI figured out a way to process this film, but it’ll be in black and white and not those fabulous Kodachrome colors.

It’s halfway to what I was hoping for, but definitely better than wondering what in the world is on the roll! I can’t remember what I shot on the roll – there’s a part of me that recalls images taken in haste, as a frantic, pregnant mom trying to be a part of Kodachrome history. But time will tell soon enough and I will share at the end of the summer when they finish their next batch.


banana thoughts

A few months ago I was at the Starbucks in the neighborhood (Century Avenue) and laughed when I saw these bananas with quotes. It surely didn’t make me want to buy them, but they made an impression!

Another thing that happened in that timeframe…I started to drink coffee. For the first time ever. After I swore I never would.

I guess I decided to shake it up a bit and have some more options. Don’t get me wrong, I love my green tea lattes and cup of earl grey. But there are days when I want something without caffeine (at night). And mornings when I want a lot of caffeine. Why I waited until after my youngest daughter was over 2 is beyond me! It’s been sort of fun playing with the new options this coffee world has given me. Almost like trying a new film or camera – becoming aware of the subtleties and nuances. And eventually choosing the best fit.


happy spring

Well, I managed to dust off the old website and I feel 10 times better! Last month, some hackers managed to corrupt my site and I’ve been looking at it’s sad state since then. Spring is great time to renew and refresh anyway, right?

Since the crazy holiday season, I have been busy working on my businesses and shivering! And now it’s time to watch the snow melt and the flowers bloom. Session season is right around the corner and I am finalizing my schedule for the rest of the year. A bit of travel is on my calendar over the next 9 months. Florida, up north, and an extended trip to a little island named Curacao…more details to come.

A few weeks ago I managed to find the holiday cards I was supposed to send out in December. I am guessing Happy Holidays won’t fly in March. So, here’s the picture of my girls on the front – if you want me to send a copy of the card to you (I know some of you collect them!), just let me know.