Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Dance The Changes

Well life has changed a lot in the last few months - I had a baby in March, Daria is her name, and she is wonderful :)

Motherhood is so far the most challenging and most rewarding project I've ever undertaken - it is incredible to watch a human being come into being!

It's leaving me less time to work in the studio but filling me with new inspiration for projects to come - more on that soon.

Daria at 3 months

Saturday, 24 January 2015

studio doors finally finished!

Well it has only taken about a year - which is not too bad in terms of home projects - to get them up & built and I am as in love with them as one can be in love with doors.  Forgive the sub-par phone pics, I was excited to share them :-)

My husband made the metal hardware himself, and we built the doors together from cedar and pine, and then I added the paper panels, which include paper made from silk, cotton, kozo bark, pressed flowers, and abaca fibers.  Yay!  They still won't keep the cat out, he's small enough he can get underneath, but at least I have a door I can close now!

the doors from the outside with just the studio light on

doors from the outside - one is stationary, the other moves - complete with handy shelf!

from inside the studio, doors closed

from inside the studio, sliding door half open

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

december photo-a-day: the finish line!

So today I'm posting my photos from December 29 (triptych), 30(a message), and 31(resolution).
Thanks for following along - it's been, once again, a great way for me to keep the wheels turning in the winter when I'm not feeling particularly creative.  December was the hardest month I've done yet, maybe because of the natural ebb of energy that happens.  But having some other photographers on board helped - you can see their photos here, here, and here.  2015 is already promising to be an interesting & exciting one - Happy New Year!

triptych - monica lacey 2014

a message 1 - monica lacey 2014

a message 2 - monica lacey 2014

make a wish - monica lacey 2014

Sunday, 28 December 2014

day 27 & 28: collection & colour

emerald - monica lacey 2014

a collection of tiny empty things - monica lacey 2014

Friday, 26 December 2014

day 25/26: warmth/tracks

It's been a delightful holiday season, with lots of great socializing & laying around :)
It was also a bit productive as you can see from the second photo (theme:  tracks), which is of the hardware for my new studio doors!  There is still some finishing to be done, staining & I'm going to be putting in rice paper panels in the top half of each door.  Pics when they're finished, I promise.

love love - monica lacey 2014

studio doors - monica lacey 2014

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

day 23/day 24: monochromatic/landscape

blue tangle - monica lacey 2014

Christmas Eve 2014 - monica lacey 2014
My husband and I have a holiday tradition of going for a hike on Christmas Eve during the day - today was the 4th annual and the first one where we've had bare trails.  How things change.  This day last year we were wading through a few feet of snow!  Happy holidays everyone!

Monday, 22 December 2014

day 22: contrast

A few years ago a friend of mine gave me this amazing antique prosthetic leg because he knows I like old weird stuff.  I'm often struck by how, were I missing a leg, this one would be just my size.

true & false - monica lacey 2014
See what other photographers doing this challenge did for this theme here, here, and here.