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Introducing… Harper Albi Harris

Born at our home on October 14th at 12:20 am.

Named after my most favorite grandparents, who taught me the importance and value of family.

(photo taken by the talented Jude Mooney.)

He is only three weeks old and I am still completely blown away by it all…

By the fact that he was once inside of me.

By how absolutely amazing women are.

By seeing my son bundled in my husband’s arms.

By the love we have received from our incredible community.

By the multitude of faces…

…one creature can make…

…in a matter of seconds.


By my mom.

By my dog, who sat quietly with me during the whole (very long) birth.

And by this new person…

…who is making me fall in love…

…a little bit more…

….every day.

In my perfect world…

…I would live on a street where all of my best friends lived in the houses around me…

…and we would get to do all of this…

… all of the time.

But until my wish comes true…

…I am so grateful for airplanes that bring me to my favorite people who live too far away…


…And guess I’ll settle for a perfect vacation instead.

Thank you Nici, Andy, Margot, Ruby, Alice, Olive and my favorite black cat, Sam. We had an amazing adventure and we can not wait to do it again soon.

Day One is Today…

This is Elizabeth.

Last month Elizabeth found out that she has advanced breast cancer.

At 10:30am this morning Elizabeth received her first treatment of chemotherapy.

Today, she said, she felt sad.

But she says, this is not war, this is just something that happened and she will live through this.

Because with a six-year old daughter and a three-year old son…


…she has a whole lot to live for.

And just 3 hours after her first treatment ended, I met Elizabeth and her family in their favorite local spot, to document who they are today… because from today on, every day is a very important day.

Thank you, Elizabeth, for sharing your day with me. I am so grateful.

Local Wisdom…

Local Wisdom is a research project by Dr Kate Fletcher that aims to gather examples of clothes that are used in ways that save resources and give us satisfaction.

The Local Wisdom process involves documenting the stories of clothes, through image and word. Photo shoots are advertised in local press, community notice boards and within established local networks.

 

Volunteers are asked to bring along something that fits into one of the following categories:

  • Garments that are shared between people
  • Garments that are regularly worn and have never been washed (and aren’t leather!)
  • Garments that show or tell the story of how they have been used
  • Garments that are made up of interchangeable pieces that can be worn in different ways
  • Garments that are worn the same in different situations
  • Garments or elements of garments that make for easy repair
  • Garments enjoying a third, fourth or fifth life
  • Garments that catch your attention each time you wear them
  • Garments worn in ways that reinforce or defy the producer’s values
  • Garments that connect us to others and/or remind us of our potential
  • Garments worn in response to changing economic and environmental concerns
  • Garments that are adapted over and again to meet changing needs
  • Garments that are perfect for you

To learn more and to see more images from the day, please visit the Local Wisdom website.

Thank you to Rebecca for introducing me to Lynda. Thank you to Lynda for introducing me to Kate. Thank you to Kate for giving me the opportunity to document your project. Thank you to all the volunteers who became fabulous models, whether they wanted to or not. And thank you to Bridget for staying by my side all day and for helping make the photos even better.

This was our New Year’s eve…

We went mussel hunting.

The walk, the hunting, and even the cleaning, with the help of Outkast and champagne, were amazing.

The meal… well, it needs some refining.

But really, it was always about the adventure.

And that is a good reminder for 2011.

The New Year is here… and so are my Resolutions…

New Year’s Eve means that after all the celebrating is over…

We get to have a fresh start once again.

For some reason I am extra hopeful and excited about this year.

2010 was really good for me…

….but I want 2011 to be even better.

I want to be even better.

So I made a visual list, because I am a visual person, with some of my favorite photos from 2010…

…to remind myself of things that I need to do in 2011, in order to be a better: friend, wife, daughter, sister, photographer, human.

And here is that list…

In 2011, I, Paige Green, need to remember to do a lot more…..

(…ahem… this is not what you are thinking. This means I need to wear more slippers, of course.)

(…this one means I need go to the dentist more often.)

(…this means I need to learn how to cook.)

 

Happy New Year.

 

 

Don’t look now, but 2011 is rapidly approaching… (and a giveaway lies below)

As I was putting in my own holiday print orders, I started thinking about what else I could give Arann that would be creative and inspiring.

So I decided to make a calendar, with the hopes that the best photos and memories of 2010 will inspire us to be even more creative and adventurous in 2011.

In my search for calendar making companies, I found this cool site that not only lets you make a calendar for yourself, but it also lets you share your calendar with other people too.

But because people generally like to have their calendars before the next year begins that means I need to share my creative surprise calendar for Arann now.

So my creative surprise for Arann is no longer a surprise, but at least maybe it can be a creative surprise for someone you love.

It just so happens that I ordered a couple of extras. And in the spirit of giving back, I would love to give away a calendar, as a thank you for reading my blog. I am always so completely shocked and amazed when people tell me they read my blog. And I get even more excited and inspired when people leave comments.

So if you would like your very own copy of ‘The Best of 2010 Just in Time to Inspire Us in 2011’ calendar, please leave a comment below by midnight on December 24th.

I will announce the winner on Christmas Day.

If you are not a gambling person, or you’re like me and you hate waiting, you can order your own copy right now just click here to go directly to the store.

The Artists meet the Alpacas…

Rebecca brought two of her Fibershed artists…

…and the black felt jacket they made together…

…to meet the alpacas who grew the wool for the jacket…

…and the ranchers who raised the alpacas for the wool.

I am not sure who enjoyed the meeting more…

…the alpacas…

…or the artists.

But I think everyone, including the dogs, can agree that it was another super fun Fibershed adventure.

We learned, and saw, so much more than we ever thought we would…

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…including all of Rebecca’s cute new leggings.

To learn more about our alpaca adventure, and Rebecca’s cute new leggings, check out Rebecca’s Fibershed blog:

http://fibershed.wordpress.com/

 

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