Day 9: Shoes
These are a pair of shoes I have that I wish I could wear. I tried once. I could hardly hobble to the taxi from my house.
They are beautiful, sexy, tall, copy-designer shoes. I bought them, thinking I could learn to walk in them. My friend Casey said, “Those are everyday heels for me.”
Six-inch heels are NOT everyday shoes, Casey.
by emily on December 9, 2011
Day 7: Self-portrait
Taking a self portrait is the worst. You can’t see yourself through the viewfinder. You can’t see your hair out of place, the shine on your face, the clutter in the background, or focus on your own eyes. *sigh* I’m a photographer because I like being BEHIND the camera.
I was going to set up my laptop, hooked to my Canon 5D Mark II, and use a software so that I could see in real-time exactly what I looked like.
It got late; I got tired.
So I took the easy way out and took a self-portrait with my iPhone. I used Instagram to spruce it up a tiny bit. I hate the clutter in the background, but if I crop it out it makes my face look too big. I don’t have makeup on. I’m wearing my glasses even though I NEVER wear my glasses. (I’m wearing them because I have an appointment Friday to see if I am eligible for LASIK so I may never have to wear them again!) But it’s me.
by emily on December 7, 2011
Day 6: Breakfast
I’m just going to be honest here. Lots of days breakfast is a latte. I now need caffeine to function after a little man wakes me up at 5 AM, even if he does let me go back to sleep for a little while before we actually get up. This is my new favorite mug from Suzy.
Tags: coffee, mug
by emily on December 6, 2011
Day 5: Your handwriting
I don’t write many things out anymore. Lists are the main thing. Even then, often those go in my iPhone.
Some friends are leaving Shanghai and moving back to Germany. In lieu of gifts, they requested money be donated so they could give it to two of their favorite charities. I wanted to make them a heartfelt card so they knew we cared!
by emily on December 5, 2011
Day 3: What You’re Reading
I read most things on my Kindle now (unless I’ve swapped books with someone) and a lot of my books are baby books! I used Claire’s light box to take this photo.
by emily on December 3, 2011
I wasn’t excited about the theme today – who wants to take photos of wire hangers and clothes crammed into a small space?
Then I realized my jewelery closet would be perfect. Many women here have custom made jewelery closets. Mine is about 6 feet tall, with 22 hooks on the doors for necklaces and 10 shelves inside, with hundreds of velvet-lined dividers for earrings and bracelets. (No, it’s not full. Yet.) I chose all of the hardware and the finish.
Day 2: Your Closet
by emily on December 2, 2011
Some of my friends were doing a 30-day photo challenge last month. This month is a new one, so I decided to join in. Originally this blog was started as a 365-day photography challenge… I only made it a few months. I think I have a much better chance of completing 30 days, even if I may not get the photo posted on time. I love the theme of the challenge – Documenting the Details. Right now, there are hundreds of things I want to take photos of in Shanghai, just to remember the way our life was here.
I really like the way being forced to take a photo of a certain subject makes you look at the subject a different way.
Today’s theme was “Where You Sleep.” I don’t think I have a beautiful bed. I considered taking a photo of the two fake “memory foam” toppers we are sleeping on in an attempt to make our Chinese mattress bearable. I don’t particularly like the Chinese-y design on my bedspread. I do however, love macro photos, texture, and my beautiful silk pillowcase that is guaranteed to keep my skin wrinkle-free.
Day 1: Where You Sleep
by emily on December 1, 2011