Saturday, April 10, 2010

photo challenge: color story

A Day with Mom: In Shades of White...
{diptych}

My mom and I were born on the same day.

That day is April 11.

{person...pushing my luck, I know}

We are exactly 20 years apart.

{up close}

It's a very cool thing to share a birthday with my mom.

It always has been...

{complimentary}

This year we decided to go to an amazing little shop in celebration...

{texture}

...do you have any idea where we went?

{blur}

25 comments:

Patricia said...

Happy birthday Michelle and mom x
Thank you for sharing this lovely shop, with beautiful shades of white!

Have a wonderful day :)

Jane said...

What a lovely shop and beautiful photos. I love ribbons.

And wish you and your mom a wonderful birthday.

Beegirl said...

Happy Birthday to you and your mom!! I love the second to the last photo. That shop looks amazing!!

lucy said...

i love these atmospheric photos and the creamy whites, blacks, browns -- that shop could be from any era with the antique vibe. really lovely take on this color assignment.

WhiteStone said...

Happy Birthday to you and your Mom. The shop looks like a lovely place to browse and discover!

dmoms said...

oh, Happy Birthday to you!

I love the blurry photo. hope you have a wonderful day!

Erin Wallace said...

Michelle - these photos are stunning! Every one! Your color choice was truly inspired and your subjects so beautiful!

By the way - stop by my blog - I have something for you!

Neuroknitter said...

Happy birthday!! What a fabulous series of photos! I just love the ethereal quality of your blurred image! And the boxes...so cool! Wonderful color choice! All the images are just wonderful!!

Jane said...

It looks like you are in a yarn shop...but there's so much more. Love the off-white theme. Nice job and Happy Birthday!

thenextarrow said...

i love the flow of this post, not to mention your lovely words + photos. have a fantastic birthday!

:)

xo Alison

Linda said...

happy birthday! x
Your photos are lovely, all those shades of white are so nice and calming.

http://leafgreenknits.wordpress.com/

Camilla~ Bloom said...

Gorgeous and "stylish' story, so creative and clever Michelle.I like the different focus and variety of images used.
Love work.

Tia said...

Beautiful photos.
Happy birthday to you and your mom!
Can't find a different word other than "neat" to share your birthday with your mom. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

Earth Mama said...

Happy birthday to you and your mom. You guys must be pretty close if you are 20 years apart. How brave of you to pick white. I love how well you have captured it. All the knick knacks are great and what I think are a basket of buttons. Hope you had a wonderful day today!!

:)Lisa

deb said...

Happy birthday to each of you! I hope it was the *best* one yet!

Now... I can't stand the suspense... where is this lovely place?!?

Nancy said...

It looks like a wonderful place. I'm sure I would love it. Really like the last photos.

Megan said...

Happy Birthday Michelle!! Hope you guys had a great (rainy) day!

underthebigbluesky said...

how very cool to share a birthday, and that you love it so.

looks like a lovely day.

Yvonne said...

Oh, I hope you had a very happy day! Those whites are fantastic! I love all the... thingy-ma-bobs :) Your 'person' is inspired :) And I love the close-up of all the boxes with the descriptions in pencil! And the spools with the sheet music :) Lovely shop - so what did you buy? ;)

Nijola said...

Wow very nice.
I love your work.
:)

ThyHandHathProvided said...

My dear, I hope you and your mother had a wonderful birthday. May you feel the fullness of God all throughout this coming year.

As usual, your photos are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.

stringsofpurls said...

I found you through Erin and her Happy awards. I too was a recipient. Your verse from Thessalonians is my life verse! We must be sisters....

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

I have no idea where you went, but I'm feeling really bad that I'm late wishing you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! (My miss Molly had her's on the 9th!). By the looks of it you had fun in a textile shop! I love textiles! Hope it was a great day and that you felt very loved by friends and family!

Once Upon A Parent said...

Oh boy I love these. I thought of doing white, but don't think I would have done it nearly as well. They are all so beautiful!

Happy birthday to you and your mother!

Annie

Sheryl said...

what a fabulous job you did with those photos!!

happy belated birthday to you and your mom.