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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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I was undecided as to what I wanted to put on my blog today. It's the first day of autumn, and I wanted to ruminate about that. However, I have these lovely new wet cyanotypes I made yesterday and am excited to share them. So...perhaps there will be two blog... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Third Act
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It still feels like autumn, and I'm in love with it. In a couple days it'll become warmer and a bit wetter, but for now the cool, dry conditions persist. The sun is shining brightly and I've already got a random selection of small wet cyanotypes exposing out front. I've... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Third Act
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I wasn't feeling great last evening, so a fire out back was in question. In the end, I went for it, and I have to say that was a good choice. It was lovely to sit and watch the fire and listen to the birds. The warmth was just right... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Third Act
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Well, at least autumn is. The temperatures were down to the low 50s by this morning. There are consistent cool winds and the humidity has dropped. It's glorious. I look forward to making a fire in the fire-pit out back this evening. I'm very sad (and more than a little... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Third Act
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Such a love/hate relationship I have with technology. It's a "can't live with it, can't live without it" situation. This morning, I spent a couple hours trying to figure out why my messages wouldn't sync between mobile devices and computers, offloading stuff from my phone so I could update the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Third Act
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I'm hoping with all the rain that's come through in the past couple months, fall color will be...spectacular! But...I don't know that. It is getting cooler, which is nice. The last few nights I've had the windows open and actually pulled up my light comforter. A seasonal change is welcomed... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Third Act
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I arranged to drive out and meet one of my fellow writing students today. She lives outside of town by about half an hour. I didn't know how much I needed the excursion. Not only was I able to see something other than the surrounding few miles around my house,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Third Act
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I've been using my Lomo Instant Wide, pretty much exclusively, with Instax Wide film since I got it. However, it's not the greatest camera for full sun exposures. I kept noticing that even when I would set it to reduce the incoming light, the image would get blown out in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2020 at The Third Act
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Why yes, I do have to make note of the first pumpkin procurement of the season! Normally, by the time Halloween rolls around there are at least four pumpkins on my front porch...if not more. Pretty soon a little wooden chair for Skeley to sit will be placed on the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2020 at The Third Act
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I finished making postcards to send in for Quaranzine19 . It always surprises me just how long these kinds of colored pencil drawings take me to do! It's fun to be making them again, even if not every day like last year. Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2020 at The Third Act
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My universe has in some ways shrunk to this little home I live in. Thank the powers that be for technology (well, it's a mixed bag, isn't it?) or else I might truly lose my mind. I love and value the home I've created, but I miss a more tangible... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2020 at The Third Act
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Or should I say...it's that kind of year. I was away from home most of yesterday, on a work gig. On my feet for several hours, moving boxes, touching up paint...it was a physical day. This morning my body is letting me know I was more active than usual. That's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2020 at The Third Act
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A sweet potato sprouted in my cupboard... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2020 at The Third Act
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I feel like I traveled a universe of emotions this morning. Waking at 4am has become a more regular thing. It seems like the optimum time for the mind to wander, my heart picking up the weight of the world as the thoughts arise, one after another. After two hours... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2020 at The Third Act
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What could be better, y'all?? A nice black and white film in the Holga and doggos as subjects! Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2020 at The Third Act
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...it's September 7th and here in Richmond VA, the third straight day of near perfect early autumn weather is breaking. Such a glorious experience, this, after a summer of yuck. ...the creative spark is starting to reemerge. Is this because of the weather shift? The light shift? That's not important.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2020 at The Third Act
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I bought two antique samovars back in February. I was told they were both functional, but in reality I have no idea when they were last used. The intention was to get them out back and test them. Well, Covid struck and life got weird and I have no idea... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2020 at The Third Act
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I sit here in the living room, with the windows wide open. The temperature has dropped as well as the humidity. Hallelujah!! It's truly a taste of fall. Even though I know it's going to yoyo a while before cool weather settles in as the default, I'm grateful. The summer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2020 at The Third Act
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...this film expired. I think about 20 years ago and how different my life was, how different life in general was! Lots of crap was happening, but in most ways pales in comparison to today. Or maybe that's just hindsight. I tend to wear rose colored glasses with regard to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2020 at The Third Act
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It's interesting to observe how the light shifts as the seasons change. Today is supposed to be in the 90s with high humidity and "summer" conditions. Strangely, as I was out running errands this morning, the air looked fairly clear (i.e. not filled with moisture) and the light was such... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2020 at The Third Act
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When I first moved out to Virginia, it was the first time I'd lived alone in 27 years. And before that, there was just a year or so I lived by myself. That was a good thing to do. It's a healthy thing to know I was capable of taking... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2020 at The Third Act
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It seems the creative process has a mind of its own...at least for me. I didn't wake up this morning with ideas for images. I can't even say how, exactly, I got here. Usually, something triggers a line of thought and if the energy is right, I follow it down... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2020 at The Third Act
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Monday morning after a night of insomnia. I did get to sleep okay, but woke up shortly after three am. I checked my phone to see the time, then made the mistake of poking around online. Not a wise choice, but knowing myself, understandable (and I'm not going to beat... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2020 at The Third Act
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A friend reminded me the other day that we're in survival mode right now. Nothing is normal. We are in crisis. Be good to yourself. Be good to each other. Do what you can. Don't feel bad about feeling bad. Hang in there. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2020 at The Third Act
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My creative ideas are almost like dreams right now. I notice something arise...a thought, a feeling, and a need to express it. But if I wait, it fades...and that waiting doesn't necessarily need to be long to lose the thread. Then I sit around wondering what it was that I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2020 at The Third Act