Thursday, March 27, 2008

phoenix


any ideas what this actually is? winning guesses may get a prize...

the 4th wall

ghost in the machine

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Thursday, March 13, 2008

oldie


i finally got to rework this one from months ago.

fledgling

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

new swing, new sole


these shots are becoming a theme at this point.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Saturday, March 1, 2008

rain and little haystack


we went to the beach yesterday, which turned out the be the first rainy day in a good long while. figuring that there is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing, we went looking for rain gear for anatole (finally!), deciding that we were tough enough salts to brave the storms as we were. hah.

the only children's rain gear we could find in all of pacific city was a very sweet, very chic, very feminine coat and boots set. being parents of the new century, we forged ahead, and i think that anatole pulls his new equipment off with greater finesse than anyone i've seen. the bright colors were a blessing for the photos, too. yes, being insane i did take my precious camera into the driving rain and sand, well wrapped in plastic and rubber bands. the plastic gave the photos a sort of vaseline-lens effect, which lends the scene a dreamy, cozy sort of feel. don't be fooled, it was wicked out there, and we had a blast.

this first photo is of the rain on the windshield looking out at that rock by cape kiwanda that looks exactly like haystack rock, but isn't. the intensity of the weather had definitely increased exponentially by the time we got suited up and had snacks and maybe said a few prayers. the wind was such that anatole got knocked facedown a couple times before he got the hang of leaning into it. i did take pictures of that, but ethan said that to do so was sadistic, so i did not post them.

layers


midway through preparations, looking very much like a little lobsterman.

wet beach and pixie


ethan is illustrating the weather conditions better than anatole here. poor man got soaked in seconds, and threw in the towel shortly after this photo.

this stone was anatole's companion on our slog. he periodically stopped to sample the sand density and other objects with it in a very careful, almost archaeological fashion.

butterflower boots!


my tongue slipped and i called these critters 'butterflowers', ethan liked it and it stuck.

walk


anatole and two of my charges, everett and truman, on our way to the park. everett's taking a breather on the front wheel.

the good side

bearpaw


i love the soles of anatole's shoes, which he was showing off nicely on the swing

trove


anapea and his towel, one sunny day

joon dance

crayola brown

new art

e & a

izze bottle and boy

whirl

snow


randomly inserted, ethan, anatole, and andrew in the driving snowlets in maine

gemma, oscar, and olive in the chinese garden

gemma and olive


my friend gemma and her youngest, olive, on portland's waterfront

curtain fight, new mexico

bums


half naked in the echo room in new mexico

the echo room