Today, my girlfriend and I got some polaroid cameras and printed out some photos. I haven't printed out photos in years and I have to say that I love it. The photos also have a much more precious quality to them because they're small and you can't take as many as you want. I also got a small photo album to keep the photos in. I should have gotten one during college because all the photos I have from college are on some computer somewhere, not being appreciated.
The whole experience reminds me of when I sat for a tintype portrait with my friend Charlie. It was a special event to have that photograph taken and I want my future photos to be special also.
Our family has an old album that used to belong to my grandfather. The album has all these small black and white photos of all sorts of travels, including when he first came to New York from Holland. There's a small picture of him and his father in front of the statue of liberty. I want to be able to look back at actual photos and share those memories with my kids one day.
This is also why I keep a diary..
I've got exciting news! I am currently illustrating a new children's book. The story was written by a brilliant guy named M. Earl Smith, who is currently a student at Penn.
I'm currently working on storyboarding the entire book with watercolor. I wish I could share images because they look great, but I can't until the book is published. The book will be available in Barnes & Noble and as an ebook. I'll share more as the book progresses, but this is all kinda new so I've been busy.