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Therese Brown
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Interests: gardening, food, art, cinema, aikido, herbs, cultural anthropology, photography, jazz
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Just another quick check in...I have family visiting. We took a tour of Montpellier today...James Madison's estate. I was quite impressed...there's a lot here and a lot going on. It felt more academic in nature and had a depth that I haven't found at other estates like Monticello and Mt.... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at The Third Act
I made a few cyanotypes large wet cyanotype (paw paw and sassafras) and two fabric panels (for another flag set). As per usual, I need to wait until the large paper piece is dry to see the true tones. Right now it's...interesting. I don't know...I'm having a hard time... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Third Act
I'm inexplicably fatigued today. I don't understand it. Despite that, got done what I needed to get done. There are a couple wet cyanotype prints drying...the jury is out as yet. I'm learning that I need to clean up my staging area/utility room/flexible darkroom. Honestly, it would be wonderful to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Third Act
These are the rest of the images from the pinhole roll, taken at Texas beach. Other than's a hot, steamy day here. Storms are forecast to move through late this afternoon...keeping my fingers crossed they're only moderate in strength. I have a rosa rugosa to plant out front, but... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Third Act
More pinholes on Tmax400, expired 1998. Texas Beach, Richmond VA 194@59 Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Third Act
I woke early and managed to get myself out the door in time to greet sunrise on the river. This is something I've been meaning to do nearly all summer. Granted, when I get myself to Wednesday morning weapons practice, it gives me this opportunity. But once we're in the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Third Act
A quick check in, with a few random pictures for today. My eldest brother was here overnight and I drove him out to Charlottesville for a conference. I'll pick him up next week for a bit more visiting and another overnight before he heads out. So...a fair amount of running... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Third Act
Friday the 13th! New moon energy! I'm thinking about the birth-death-birth cycle. Such a dogged hanger on am I...the patterns have become easy to recognize. I do well for a while but then slip back into a stale head/heartspace, which only tugs me down again and again. This isn't meant... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Third Act
Here are some of the Holga images on the expired Tmax film, that I took the other day at Belle Isle. Still no interesting flaws, but I'm pleased with a few nonetheless! I'm almost finished with a roll of Portra160 in the Zero, but that will need to be sent... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at The Third Act
I'm getting the rest of this last set of pinholes up here early today. It's going to be busy, so if I get this done now, I won't be struggling when I'm tired later. The weather will be warm again, but not quite as hot as yesterday. There are some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at The Third Act
Photos from camp yesterday at Pony Pasture.... These are using the Zero with TMax400, 20 years expired! I was really kind of hoping for some very weird deterioration, but no such luck (or not). Other than that, I'm rather liking this film. There's a roll of it in the Holga... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at The Third Act
Back to camp this week, in addition to the usual various and sundry other tasks and work. But, before I got on my way to all those various and sundry things, I took advantage of the gorgeous sunshine to photograph the garden. I'm loving all the pollinators and blooms. 187@59 Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at The Third Act
Here's the set of postcard prints I made yesterday, using mushrooms from the lawn and buckwheat from the garden. I'm pleased to report someone has already snagged them and they will be on their way sometime this week. It's such a delight when people convey to me a desire for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at The Third Act
It was a strange day. Well, it was actually a beautiful was just that my head was all in a funk. I need to come up with a better plan when that sort of thing happens (which isn't uncommon). In some ways, though, I did move through somewhat productively.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2018 at The Third Act
This is the print that I made yesterday. I'm thinking of it as my visual "ode to California", featuring grape and fig leaves. I remember eating figs, Black Mission figs, when I was a kid, given to us by neighbors. These were not like the figs at Trader Joe's or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at The Third Act
These encaustic dipped and embellished prints are finally in frames. It was the perfect work to do today, given it's still nasty humid and hot out (although not as bad as it has been). The weekend is supposed to offer a welcome break from this weather pattern In other news...a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at The Third Act
Happy Independence Day, which I tend to view in a personal that I work to cultivate freedom of thought and independence of spirit. Of course, I do what I can to influence this country in healthy ways, but for a couple years now that has often felt all but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at The Third Act
Time sort of slipped away (because I was busy), so I'm just going to share a couple pinholes which are from one of the projects today. The set of negatives is random and miscellaneous, but these are all I've edited so far. There are a few new wet cyanos, one... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at The Third Act
Hot...humid...lots of running around today. I faced my fears and got to the dentist for one thing, so I can pat myself on the back for that. There is one big issue and a few smaller ones to address. We're talking about phases here. I don't have dental insurance but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at The Third Act
Image's certainly hot enough! A few more days until my half birthday and that means halfway through this project. It also means only six more months and I'll be 60...60. did that happen? Considering it's been a sauna outside, the day has actually turned out rather productive. It helps... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at The Third Act
There is nothing of significance to convey in this post. I'm going through the motions (it's just been one of those days). Almost halfway through this year/project. 177 days in a row I've posted on this blog...sometimes writing more, sometimes less, sometimes interesting, many times mundane. is a bouquet... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at The Third Act
I'm not trying very hard here this evening. It's been a busy week...first kids' camp of the summer wrapped up (four more to go), four rolls of film shot, three processed and edited (although the real test is when I get my enlarger fired up again), car issue addressed (and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at The Third Act
Another day at camp...another blog post of pinholes made at said camp. These are from Belle Isle, two days ago... 175@59 Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at The Third Act
It's been my third day helping out at my sensei's kids' camp. I have two more rolls of black and white film to process, plus a roll of color (which will be sent out). I'm not doing any processing this evening, so here are a few more images from Monday's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at The Third Act
Rushing to get this up before I head out the door for the evening. Kids' camp weeks definitely make for being more on the go, even just with the half day I volunteer. Anyway, here are a couple pinholes from yesterday's camp. Eating lunch...and practicing aikido techniques. More to come!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at The Third Act