Showing posts from September, 2010

Let's peel back these layers!

juliannlaw Here is a closeup of the endpapers in my debut picture book, THE WORKD’S LONGEST SOCK. I work digitally in Adobe Photoshop but the program doesn’t do it all for me! I knit all the pixels by hand! Haha! I do have things I do to help me work quickly and efficiently, though, like using layers. Here you get to see me take off those layers one by one till we are back at nothing but a background. The World's Longest Sock is now available on  Amazon ,  Barnes and Noble ,  Target , or wherever you  buy books !

let's let the pro handle this

The amazing Katherine of Wallin Photography took some great photos of us when Emmie was just over a week old. I can't post all of them, I have to keep the baby announcement and Christmas card pics a surprise. . . but here are some of my other favorites. I'm lucky to call her one of my good friends, but don't worry. . . if you're not, you can still have her do your baby photos . . . or wedding photos . . . or family photos . . . or facebook profile photos. She's a pro! Not only does she have a great eye and fun style, but she also retouches and makes lovely images even lovelier with a little Photoshop, which I endorse. Another thing I love, is that she'll take photos right in your home, so they're trully unique and represent you.


Lucy's first day of preschool and Emmie smiling. . . Now this is by no means the first time she has smiled, its just her first documented smile. People tell you newborns don't smile, that its just gas, but I don't believe it. Emmie's been smiling since she was only a week old and it was definitely in reaction to being picked up or smiled at. But I'm so mesmerized by her cute little cheeks and that amazing gummy smile, I never get my camera, I'm just living in the moment. Anyhow, I finally looked away for a second and grabbed the camera. . .

best of . . .

We spent Labor Day weekend in Idaho at one of hubby's old college roomate's farm. We had so much fun with our friends and their kids and their animals and their wide open spaces. Here are some of my favorite pics from the weekend. . . Best of the Trampoline: (Sidenote: I did very little photo-editing here. . . just played with the levels on some of them, this is all legit! I had my camera set on the sports setting so it had a super fast shutter speed. I was also kneeling on the ground and had the camera pointed up so the kids were sillouetted against that amazing expanse of sky.) I actually did it with Lucy twice, here is the Best Of her other jumping photo shoot: Best of Me: Best of Hubby: Best of Baby: