Friday, November 03, 2006

great plans


sometimes
i look
up at the sky
and it's so
clear and blue
and
the leaves
so unbelievably red
that i feel like
i am underwater...
like one of
my brother's
paintings.

but
i wasn't
underwater
the past
few days,
but rather
under a pile
of things
to grade...


i had
great plans
for a
the collection collective
on polaroid cameras
this
past
wednesday
but...
that
will wait
until next
week.

i did
get a few
moments
to take my
portrait a day.
here are
they are:

day two: joan


day three: grumpy


it's dark
already
so it will
have to be
an evening
portrait
again
tonight...
but i am off
to a modern dance
performance
with the girls
so they
will
be my models.

i will leave you
with another
polaroid-
the stairway
on the way
out of class.



have a great
weekend!

14 comments:

Shari said...

oh! i love modern dance. wish i could tag along. love your portraits gwen and the rest of your polaroids too.
xox shari

ms. pea said...

i heart grumpy portrait. someone make that man a manhattan!

lisa s said...

mmmm red and blue... i know exactly what you mean about the sky.

i also love grubs grumpy portrait...

and the polaroids on the table w/ the cute shot of joan....
happy weekend friend!
xo

julie said...

Love your portraits and the very gorgeous shadowy photos..so moody and delicate...have a great weekend!

anne said...

hi, your polaroids are just plain wonderful in this post !! the shadows in the staircase...ahhhh. your portrait of joan is so nice, keep taking portraits!

Joan said...

Thank you so very much, Gwen, for transforming me through your camera from a stressed-out, frazzled grad student into a glamour girl. Polaroids are so magical- especially watching them develop, waiting to see the light and color unfold. I am so grateful for your amazing friendship!!!

xoxo,

Joan

Austen G. said...

oooh marking, boo! i remember those days....blech! but i'm glad you made it through and had the time to share your photos. those portraits are great! and that blue sky, red leaves picture...lovely. *grin*

Anonymous said...

GINNEY...

I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THAT LEAF POLAROID AT THE BEGINNING OF TODAY'S POST....IT IS SO PURDY...'LEMME KNOW IF YOU CAN STAND TO PART WITH IT....BY THE WAY, I JUST GOT THE LATEST (2004) SHAUN TAN PICTURE BOOK IN THE MAIL...THE MAN AWES ME.....(IT'S CALLED "THE LOST THING...")

SALCHICHA

gracia said...

Oh, how I love the description of feeling like you are underwater... and of course, those self portraits too.
see you, g

louise said...

Loving these latest polaroids and seconding all of the above.
Cheers, LJ

erin scissorhands said...

the polaroids are beautiful! i love this post :)

Carson said...

I empathise, I'm only just crawling out now from under a big pile of grading myself.
Phew!
Love the stairwell shot.

cochabamba said...

another amazing photo.
its actually arriving at something i strive to capture in my work, but rarely can nail down. perhaps i should switch to photography.

carolyn said...

your polaroids are breathtaking...I can't stop looking at them!