Monday, February 7, 2011

i heart hearts. (and faces too, of course)

so.  you know how sometimes you get a spark?
that spark in your imagination that goes tumbling into overdrive as you are lying in bed.  awake.  (of course).  because why would someone that never gets to sleep actually fall asleep when they are given the opporunity?
and then that spark ignites an idea that you just. can't. shake.
and you work at that idea until it actually comes into fruition ...

or maybe it's just me??
please tell me it's not just me.

so yeah.
this is one of those sparks.

it all started with finn's birthday.  and the spark that ignited needing to put him into a vw bus (the theme of his nursery) ... and not being able to find a vw bus to take a picture of ... and realizing that i could kindasorta draw a vw bus.  so i did.  and i put him in it.  and it makes me smile everytime i see it.  on my piano.  (because doesn't everyone have a framed picture of their one year old baby driving a vw bus on their piano?)

and then i heard that i {heart} faces was going to be having a theme of hearts this week.

and i envisioned living somewhere warm.
i really really REALLY envisioned living somewhere warm.
(like checked out real estate in warmer places envisioned living somewhere warm).
and i dreamed of hanging woolen hearts from a tree and had the children picking sweethearts and the grass is green and the trees have leaves and it's warm enough to not be wearing a gajillion layers of clothing...

and then the weather hit no degrees.  again.  and it was freezing butt cold outside and i didn't want to even kinda bundle my kids up if i didn't HAVE to. 

and so i went to bed.

and there was a spark.

this was my spark.
it didn't turn out exactly how i had planned.  but it's semi-close.
and dude?
it's fun.
and the kids think it's fabulous that they are picking sweethearts out of a tree.
and it makes me smile.

and that's kind of what photography, and art in general, are all about ... right?

check out i {heart} faces for more ... probably much more photograpically beautiful faces.  and hearts.  of course.


Annie said...

Very fun and creative!

Tracy P. said...

Darling! You are quite the artiste! Too bad you aren't a better-rested artiste. ;-) I know all about those sparks. They can be a blessing, but they can also push you right over the edge. You're too fun, Jen.

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

Oh my....LOVE LOVE LOVE your work! You need a facebook page so I can LIKE this! LOL

Maddy said...

Love how you did this! Very, very cool! I don't think I've seen anything like this before :)

Shawntae said...

I love this! Very creative and original!

Pamela said...

never in a million years would i have thought of this. good work.

Sprite's Keeper said...

This is all sorts of amazing. Love it!

Melissa Bradfield said...

very creative! so nice to see green grass even if it isn't real as it hits subzero temps here again today too! I heart hearts but I heart Spring even more I think ;)