Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Life Happens~ Photos of Life

Photos from January~

It's been a frosty month. Cold and sunshiney. 
Not your typical PNW winter...

 I made my art journal for 2013~! 
This is an in-progress photo. More to come. 

Mushroom village.

A Selfie. Complete with bedhead and in jammies.

My studio helpers. This day they were helping me sew. 

Neighborhood Solstice bonfire. Hosted by our fantastic neighbors, Dave & Marieke. 

My chickens, striking a pose. 

Ann in her pink fedora.

The walk Paul and the girls dragged me on when I was beyond cranky.
It cheered me up, but made my knees cranky.

Ice at the pond pipe.

Frosty sunshineyness.

Skate day with friends. 

Ann basking on the dock. 

Ice fault line. 

Jack frost!

Sun through the moss. 

Happy pickle! 

Music night. 

Sun through the frosty willow tree. 

In 2009 I started to take a photo each and every day. They help me to remember a bite of our every day, and have been so much fun to browse through to remind us of our lives. 
Because life is all about the small things. 
I now take the photos with my phone and upload them to instagram. 
Want to follow me on instagram? My username is reeniehanlin.
There is a link to my album in the right column above.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

You are my Sunshine~

This is my Paw.
He passed on over five years ago now, but is still with me almost every day. 
He was my person you see, one of my favorite all time people.

This is us on his tractor when I was one.

This was his band.
The Stump Jumpers.
They were a comedy/ gospel/ country band who did little shows in retirement (convalescent) homes in PA. Note the silly outfits and hats.

About a year ago I bought a cassette converter to transfer his tapes to digital files,
only I could not bear to listen to them, it made me sad to hear his voice.
Until yesterday... he kept popping up all over so I said "alright already!" and started transferring them.

Here is a recording of the Stump Jumpers performing "You are my Sunshine" (as a sing-along with the audience), complete with a heckling and comedy intro (which only lasts a few seconds). My Paw is the feisty heckler in the beginning (yap yap yap) and the raspy, tone-deaf voice that starts the song off.... he plays the piano.  Note the the heavy PA Dutch accents.

Miss you Pawey.