I am tuned in.
…to hearts & rhythms.
A perfect crescendo.
Patiently waiting, I know it is in that precise moment, where authenticity lives and breathes.
I have a visceral reaction.
Just then… A captured star sparkles.
One of my favorite things that happened during the filming process, was meeting sweet, little Antonia! She was a last minute stand-in, and you know what they say, “there are no coincidences!” I want to thank everyone who participated in this process, allowing the film crew and me into their homes and here are some images of Antonia (the other children were featured on my Facebook wall), followed by the video itself! Thank you!!
And without further ado- please sit back and enjoy the movie (sometimes it takes a moment to load, pause it and then play it if that happens and then it will run smoothly- you know the internet isn’t perfect)
I think Shel Silverstein summed it up best with this little poem:
My skin is kind of sort of brownish
Pinkish yellowish white
My eyes are greyish blueish green,
But I’m told they look orange in the night.
My hair is reddish blondish brown,
But it’s silver when it’s wet.
And all the colors I am inside
Have not been invented yet.
Last week, my five year old daughter, Sylvie, had her family of the week in her Pre-K class. What that means is that she has the opportunity to share things that we do at home, or what we do for a living, etc. We did several things. First we started with a painting project, where each child painted three clothespins… that was the first step for a little idea I had for a wall hanging piece of art (more on this for Family of the Week – Part Two). Their teacher proudly informed us that they are learning all about what a “process” is and this was part of a “process”- brilliant (who knew?)! The next day, we brought flowers with little vases (plastic cups), and scissors out to the picnic tables, as it was the perfect breezy spring day! I showed the kids how to trim the flower stems and condition them so that the leaves would not ruin the water. I do this at home all the time because I love and almost always have fresh flowers around. Recently, I discovered what a fun little project it is for the kids to help (with kid scissors of course- and if the stems are thin enough).
The other thing we did that day was an outdoor mini photo shoot. Because Sylvie’s mommy is a _________???? (no, they did not answer- CRAZY LADY!!!!) They answered most unanimously, “a FUR-TOG-AH-FUR!!!!”
The children were asked to come to school in something special or something that would make them feel special. It could be a costume, or a dress, or a hat, or just a favorite shirt. So, for fun, I have to share some of the kids from that day:
What a year it has been! I always like to reflect at this time of year to think about the things that have come and gone- and what do I have to show for it? I can hardly remember what happened yesterday (and if you know me well, you know that is SO true as I stare blankly to the question, “how was last night?” etc…) Well we had a lot of adventures this year, but none more important and wonderful than the birth of our baby girl, Flora Brielle. Life is so crazy right now, but I know someday, I will look back at this image and hear the giggles and belly laughs… feel the soft baby skin… smell the fresh shampooed hair. May I be so lucky to never forget. period. Oh! And just because I show a “good one”, doesn’t mean there weren’t a dozen crazy ones first… so for fun, I have included some of the funny outtakes, when there was always someone “messing up” the shot… although, I sort of like ‘em too Happy happy from my family to yours!