Thursday, June 21, 2012

HIS STUFF YOU WANT

My brother has a knack at pullling gems out of piles of junk.  here is a smattering of his findings FOR SALE!  feel free to email me if you have any questions or desire to purchase.
erika@erikadufour.com

 

Photos courtesy of :
snipsnapgo.com

Sunday, June 17, 2012

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

A friend of mine recently shared with me a list she acquired when she worked in a hospice care center.   This list originally was assembled by a woman who worked in palliative care for many years and she recognized 5 regrets that would surface over and over again when she spoke with people who were terminally ill...   




I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me


I wish I didn't work so hard


I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings


I wish Id stayed in touch with my friends


I wish that I had let myself be happier



Sunday, June 10, 2012

MY MOM MAKES ART




For Christmas last year, my mom gave me this blanket that she wove with a loom.  She is modest about her skills, but lets not let that modesty fool us, she's an artist and ever since I can remember, she was always doodling or making some kind of nugget of art. 


The technique she used is called Saori. Saori was created by a woman named Misao Jo who saw the world change in ways that honored standardization and mass production more than individuality and nature. She created a weaving philosophy and technique in 1968 based on allowing ones personal expression to be represented in the fabric, stepping away from standardisation and mass production.


Thursday, June 7, 2012

I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY!

Taking these photos made me realize how much I love my work, how fun it is to play around, to see the behavior of water, how it reacts to light and how it emotes and reacts to gravity.  I felt utterly giddy seeing these images pop up on my screen!


Thank you Progear for introducing me to the Broncolor Scoro 3200 which is what made it possible to stop the motion so beautifully.