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TWiP: The usual

This Week in Pictures at Polka Dot Cottage

If you recall, when last we saw our intrepid crew they were spending a long weekend in Virginia at the World Fantasy Convention, hanging out with friends and doing what they usually do at these things.

On Sunday Neil and the rest of the Clarkesworld gang won the award they were up for (yay!) and we were actually there for the ceremony. Usually we watch these things from home via the interwebs, so it was nice to be there in person this time, to congratulate my favorite editor, and to snap a few photos of my own.

We came home Sunday night, and the rest of this week has pretty much been the usual. This is a good thing, because in general I like the usual.

By the way, in case you missed it yesterday and you really like this photo-sharing thing of mine, you should check out my new Tumblr blog. It’s pretty much 99% photos and 1% words. (I save my talking for this place!) Have a peek.

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for my Project 365, plus some everyday-life images I posted on Instagram during the previous week. (FYI, my daily photo project this year has changing monthly themes. November’s theme is “monochrome” or some variation thereof. Black and white, sepia, split tones, basically anything goes as long as it’s super desaturated.)

Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…


365: BW 8/30 – There’s just nothing like being upside down on a hotel couch on a bright sunny day.

Instagram: When we are away from home it is surprisingly easy to convince me that Starbucks is an acceptable lunch.


Instagram: Lingering over coffee

Instagram: They won! Congrats to Clarkesworld 🙂

365: BW 9/30 – Refueling at a turnpike rest stop.


365: BW 10/30 – Oh, the irony of a dust-encrusted vacuum!


365: BW 11/30 – We had pasta for supper tonight, and Netflix kept me company while I prepared it.


365: BW 12/30 – Foggy morning.

Instagram: It’s the old exercising while knitting experiment.


Instagram: On schedule to publish my new #loomknitting pattern today or tomorrow! #pdc

365: BW 13/30 – Lately I find I am a lot more productive if I leave the house, and jump start my work old-school-style with pen and paper. After that, I’m ready to go back home and hop on the computer to finish up.


Instagram: So, this just happened. A paper straw photo shoot. All I wanted was a glass of water, and before I knew it… hello camera and backdrops and 30 images of straws in a mason jar. #easilydistracted

365: BW 14/30 – For some reason when I have to take black and white photos, I get in the mood to use old things as my subjects.

Thanks for taking a peek at this week’s photos! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Flickr.

I may already have plans to blog about some of these things in greater detail over the coming week, but be sure to leave a comment if there’s something in particular you want to know about!

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