And now for some thing completely different. Pink elephants on parade.

I realized recently that I had not picked up my camera for anything other than jewelry and shop shoots in weeks. This made me sad because I so love doing photography just for the fun of it. So I decided that I was going to do a photo a day project for the month of September. One month (30 days) of taking a photo every day. More importantly, I wanted to make it a series of fairly unstaged “this is what my life looks like” shots, with minimal editing. Stuff I see or do every day.

September 2011. A month in the life, photo series.

Day 1

Windowsill: pink elephants on parade

Pink elephants on parade. The pink ‘phants lived on my grandmother’s dresser in the spare room, next to the antique monogrammed silver hairbrush, comb and mirror set. When I was a little girl, I’d stand and look at them and sometimes if nobody was watching, I’d reach out and touch one very carefully. When my grandmother passed away, my aunt made sure the ‘phants came to live at my house. I take a moment to admire them every day.

This is the window just to the side of my comfy chair, where I do most of my work online. It’s a happy little window.

Won’t you join me? Pick up your camera and document a month in YOUR life. Leave me a comment and let me know if you’re in, so I can list you in the sidebar/follow your progress!


About Maia Rainwood

Owner and Maker at Maia Rainwood Design. Wearable art for wise women, birth keepers, witches, and world-builders.
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3 Responses to And now for some thing completely different. Pink elephants on parade.

  1. Bjo Trimble says:

    Love your little pink glass elephants! My grandma had a smaller than usual white glass chicken in which she kept her precious hairpins – she could never believe they were common in the store – and I got that. It’s still packed away somewhere, but you remind me that I should do just that. Wish I could grow potted roses. I just love them, but they don’t last in my hands.

  2. The Lab Rat says:

    How beautiful they are! You’re lucky to have that memory, and to have them gracing your life. And I love that they seem to be reaching up with their trunks to that plant, as if either hungry or saluting its life. And they complement the pink mini-rose behind them, too. A very lovely spot.

  3. Tammy says:

    Rainy, I adore elephants and I love that you can remember your grandmother’s house when you look at them on the windowsill! My mom collected little elephants, great memories.

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