February 7, 2011

In love with Lomo.

I came across this quote and couldn't help but to agree: "A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.  ~Eudora Welty"

I've turned into one of those people that look at the world through a lens or a picture frame.  I walk around and see things and say to myself "that would make a great pic".  It's weird because I wasn't really like that before, but I've learned that photography suits my personality very well.  I'm somewhat of a (way too) deep thinker.  I tend to analyze everything and at times I walk around wondering what makes people the way they are.  I know, it's kinda weird, but, aren't we all just a bit weird?

I'm also (because of my fibromyalgia) really forgetful.  * Side note:  Did you catch Sue Sylvester's hilarious (and SO not P.C.) comment about Fibro on Glee last night?  Made me laugh (you have to have a sense of humor when you're chronically ill or you'll be chronically miserable too). The forgetfulness has been the hardest thing (sometimes even more difficult than the pain) to deal with for me.  So I thank goodness for pictures and being able to vividly remember moments and feelings.  There are days when I sit in front of my computer and watch my picture library scroll in front of me just to remember how happy/sad/crazy I may have felt on any given day.

The newest trend (which I love) is lomo.  You either love it or hate it.  But it makes me remember all the old, musty smelling snapshots that my grandmother used to have in her overflowing old family albums.  All the pics were tinged yellow but they were like time machines that transported you to a time you had no idea existed before you were even alive.  It's awesome.  I would love to buy a camera that gives you that effect but hubby is not keen on the idea.  He jumped on my DSLR bandwagon but he can't fathom the idea of me spending money on a camera that "takes pictures that look old".  LOL!  SO, I "found an app for that"!  WOO HOO!

I downloaded a really cool (and free) app on my phone that gives me a whole bunch of lomography-inspired options.  I love it!

And I made a card about it :D

I found this picture online of a Diana-Mini:

(They come in SO many colors and patterns - VERY cool)

And I quilled this little cutie (and shot it with my phone app on the Diana Mini setting):
Then I couldn't stop playing with it and kept shooting:
These are the tulips on my desk to keep me sane amidst all this snow

And here is the card I made featuring my lomo cutie:

I don't have many pictures of my childhood because they were all lost in a fire.  And I had only seen one baby picture of myself that my aunt had in Puerto Rico.  But the other day in my mom's house I found this one and I almost cried (I think I did):

This is my mom and my two sisters in Puerto Rico circa 1976 (?)
(I'm the butterball on my mom's lap)

 Hope you enjoyed my lomo love and my blast from the past.  Please remember that comments are open for the blog candy until Friday, February 11th when a winner will be drawn at random.  Comment here.

A SWEET week ahead to you all!!!


  1. It has interesting and lovely turned out!

  2. Aww, such a cute pic.My parents' wedding photos are all in black and white and pasted on black card photo album. I also loves to take photo but the camera, that I have at present, is not to my taste :(

  3. I love the look as well. There is a free website called picnik, you can transform your favorite pictures into all sorts of vintage camera styles. You should check it out!

  4. Love the quilled camera, and your story was very touching. Thanks for sharing!

  5. wow! amazing story girl.....love old pics too...love the camera card you made....I am placing an order for one....will be hitting the Etsy page soon ;).... I love those old cameras....my Dad had one that I thought I was going to "inherit", but he gave it to my cousin who probably lost it or sold it....(moment of silence please- I turn into the She-Hulk when I remember that...lol!).... and as always....YOU ROCK!!!!!

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  7. I said before:"Adorable! You're truly amazing person.
    And, I did :)" , and I mean it, but I just wanted to add that I'm sorry for your pictures. I know how precious they are in our lives.

  8. The quote is so true....I cherish all of the old photos my mom has. I am sorry yours were destroyed. I am sure your kids will have all of the pictures you are taking and enjoy them for years to come.

    Oh and your quilling is fantastic.

  9. My dear Sandy, you're simply wonderful!

    There is a whole entire world out there that many people overlook and neglect; a world of endless & quiet beauty that no one sees.

    If I ever go to NY, (which I really hope I will soon), I would LOVE to do a session of you & your boys. :) Para capturar, recordar y guardar el tiempo.



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