Our illness hit it’s apex Tuesday night with seven people coughing desperately, racing to the bathroom or lying on the floor moaning. Only Ben dodged the varied symptoms and looked around the house stating, “It’s like living in a war zone.”
But now, that we’re left with only lingering aches and coughs, the carpet cleaner has sanitized our hallways (only $60!) and the washing machine is back in order (it thought it would be funny to break down) I’m putting the final touches on my hush-hush projects.
Last fall, I discovered these little pano accordion books from Miller’s Lab and had the crazy idea to make one for all the graduating seniors in my Young Women’s class. A petite three inches square, these book feature 6 photos on the front and four on the back. It’s an ingenious way to showcase a lot of photos for a little bit of money ($5 each).
Yes, I’ve made eight different books. It’s been an obsessive/compulsive/crazy/perfectionist project. and I’ve loved every minute of it.
In addition, I’ve been photographing for a children’s catalog/website Little Skye. I loved shooting for them last fall (you can see Mary and friends all over the website) and couldn’t resist taking on the challenge this Spring.
Catalog shoots are tricky because I photograph Spring clothes in Fall and vice versa, so I’m constantly searching for seasonally neutral sites. And my little models require lots of bribes– cupcakes, Slurpees, donuts, Barbie movies…
Because my primary payment is a clothing discount this gig is much like an alcoholic working in a liquor store.
Trust me, I’ve been getting a little drunk on the merchandise.