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Therese Brown
more of me found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thisiswhatisee/
Interests: gardening, food, art, cinema, aikido, herbs, cultural anthropology, photography, jazz
Recent Activity
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It's been a very long time since I made lumen prints. The only paper I had to use was all very expired, so instead of making straight black and white enlargements at VisArts today, I figured it was time to give lumens a go again. In fact, some of the... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at The Third Act
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Tea outside (camellia sinensis, blooming) and tea inside (a sample pack of a new green from Upton). The weather remains gray (at least it's cool...for now). This has been the grayest, wettest summer (into fall) year I've experienced here. It's not doing me good. My spirit has been seriously impacted... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Third Act
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I spoke to my daughter on the phone today. We both agreed that autumn was the best season in the bay area. I miss northern California autumn. It's been dreary here in Richmond VA. Thankfully the temps are down and I'm supremely grateful for that. But it's been a blah... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Third Act
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Annnndddd....Autumn! Happy Mabon! red sunflower seed heads 261@59 Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Third Act
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almost autumn.... 260@59 Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Third Act
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What do I want to tell you this morning? I read before bed last night, about the dark goddess, took some skullcap, inhaled deeply of dried mugwort by the side of my bed. I slept well (everything is relative), had dreams, but don't quite remember them...perhaps that takes time. There... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Third Act
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Rejoicing in little things... Open windows at night, listening to the crickets and air cool enough to do so in comfort. Blue sky and sunshine. Almost autumn light filtering into the house. Drains that work and electrical outlets that aren't fried. Someone to listen, someone to say, "what you feel... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Third Act
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Well, that was an experience I hope to not repeat anytime soon. A swarm of tornadoes went through my area yesterday afternoon. Avery and I stayed with a neighbor around the corner, just so we wouldn't have to be alone. Those horrible, grating warnings were coming through our phones and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Third Act
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It's been...interesting. Isn't it always? Where to start? Incessant rain and humidity, messed up plumbing, the beginnings of a cold? But I'd rather write about my photos being used to illustrate the current issue of Brevity magazine . It was probably four or five months ago that I got an... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2018 at The Third Act
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I should have something to say. One of the prompts from the writing project I worked on was, "what I don't want to write about..." That prompt actually produced, in my opinion, the best of the bunch. But given what so many other folks are suffering through right now, I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2018 at The Third Act
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It's a quiet Saturday evening at Baba Yaga's house. I finally feel like I can relax. The wind and rain from Florence spared us. I feel like we dodged a bullet. I am grateful. There's a cake in the oven...cornmeal/lemon batter baking on top of sliced pears in brown sugar... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2018 at The Third Act
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The day has been relatively quiet, given what some forecasts were saying a week ago. There are moderate winds, but not much rain yet. I suspect things will pick up over the next 24 hours before they calm down again. No complaints from me. However, I feel like my nervous... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2018 at The Third Act
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It was a successful day in the darkroom. What a difference from Tuesday, when I was struggling with challenging negatives. The prints today aren't perfect...I'm going to need to fish out my spot pens (and see if they've not completely dried up), but things moved along with a lot more... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at The Third Act
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The three prints shared in this post are the ones I made yesterday. Since I hadn't expected to get any cyanotype printing done at all this week (the sunshine prospect seemed iffy) I'm especially pleased. Probably my favorite is the vertical oriented Japanese maple piece. That makes me think...I must... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at The Third Act
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Really quick entry here... It's been a busy day. First day back to darkroom monitoring. Since it was a three hour session I had plenty of time to begin to refresh my printing skills. Before I headed out for that, I managed to get a few wet cyanotypes set up... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at The Third Act
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I spent most of the day getting things order, prepping for hurricane Florence. Still a lot of uncertainty out there. The rest of the time I spent reading weather blogs!! We shall see... 250@59 Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at The Third Act
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It was a gray, wet and (thankfully) cool Sunday morning... 249@59 Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at The Third Act
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windblown sunflowers battered and strewn on the ground still offer color 248@59 Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at The Third Act
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Another hot and humid day. After a stuttered start, I got the front lawn mowed, before the rain that's expected this weekend. Hopefully our temperatures will drop some. My two prints from yesterday are dried and flattened. I rather like them. There is more paper sensitized, but from the looks... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2018 at The Third Act
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Avery and I are patiently waiting for autumn to arrive. Well, okay, maybe not so patiently. I'll speak for myself and say I'm totally open to welcoming chilly temperatures, dry air and no (or at least far fewer) mosquitoes! On the plus side, though, I still have lots of leaves... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at The Third Act
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I finished up the majority of film left in my Zero yesterday...and processed it. These are a la the Polaroid goops I shared in the previous post. More paper is sensitized, the neighborhood doggie shift accomplished, and other various tasks ticked off my list. In the evening I have an... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at The Third Act
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I'm trying to find my center, the ground beneath my feet, a foundation, a touchstone Is it this pumpkin, that came up in the garden all on its own...is it reminding me of the generosity of the Universe and the quirkiness of life? Maybe it's the monarch I saw out... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at The Third Act
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Nothing much to report for this Monday, Labor day, September 3. I've been on antibiotics for a week now, since my tooth extraction, and I have to say I think they exacerbate depression. Oy. I'm very moody and melancholy. But...I do my best to persevere! It's interesting to learn the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2018 at The Third Act
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There are places to where I can't return, but rather wistfully view from the distance of time. Often the landscape is beautiful and makes my heart ache. Other times I recognize the bits, the rocks, the debris that kept me from expanding in a healthy and authentic way. And then... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2018 at The Third Act
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Studying a new deck.... 241@59 Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2018 at The Third Act