Summer in OC!

It was 90F/32C at my house yesterday.

It’s expected to be even warmer this weekend.

Summer has arrived in Orange County!

I’m taking baby Frank to visit the vet this weekend for his 16 week shots/puppy check-up.

I’m curious to see how much he weighs.

I’m guessing he’s about 44 pounds?

I’m sure he’ll be in the pool swimming a lot (trying to keep cool!) this weekend.

I plan to check with Paul Newman to see if I can try a brief swim myself if I’m extra careful with my arm.

I’ve been taking more photos with my “big” camera … just a few each day.

I’m ridiculously excited I’m able to shoot again – even if I have to start slow.

Peonies … possibly my favorite flower!

I want to incorporate photography into my altered book/art journal so I’ve been taking photos of a few of my art supplies.

McCalls © Suzanne Haggerty 2016 W

A 1933 McCall’s Women’s Magazine I’m using in my altered book.

I love old books/magazines.

I could become a serious hoarder of stuff like that … if only I had room for it!

Instax © Suzanne Haggerty 2016 W

My Instax mini 90 camera.  

My Instax camera is lots of fun for parties/social get togethers.

You can have guests take a photo with the guest of honor, and then put the photos directly into an album right then.

Guests can write their happy birthday/congratulation notes under their photo.

It makes for a great keepsake/gift.

I’ve also begun using it for quick, instant, shots for my art journal/altered book.

Pentel Art Brushes © Suzanne Haggerty 2016 W

Pentel Art Brushes – 18 colors of fun!

I love, love, LOVE, my Pentel Art Brushes (Fude Brush Pens, 18 color set).

The ink colors are vibrant and perfect.

The brushes are fantastic, and the pens are refillable which make them worth every penny.

I use them DAILY … and not necessarily for “art.”

Yes, I have a crush on them.

It’s perfectly normal to have a crush on a set of pens, right?

Cameras, vintage magazines, art brush pens ….

It’s all normal, right?

I hope you have a great weekend.

Stay cool if you’re local – it’s going to be a hot one!

One Response to “Summer in OC!”

  1. Judi

    So happy you can shoot a bit with your big camera already! Also really glad we’re getting a respite from the heat this morning.


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