what i know to be true

Quotes, links, thoughts, and other tidbits that I have found to be true this week:

  • I don't think there will ever be enough time in the day to do/create/make/photograph all of the ideas in my head.
  • I stumbled upon unsplash and was amazed at the quality of work being offered for free. 10 news images every day.
  • I'm really enjoying Rachel's daily habit, where she is documenting every day of her thirtieth year. Simple, everyday moments will always capture my heart.
  • So I ordered #GIRLBOSS, and I am enjoying it so much.  Love Sophia's advice: Don't ever grow up, Don't become a bore, Don't ever let the Man get to you. Okay? Cool.  Let's do this.  Seriously, go check out this book.
  • I'm continuously inspired by the work of Cory and Jade of Endlessly Enraptured.

Have a great weekend.

shadows and light

© Azzari Jarrett © Azzari Jarrett

© Azzari Jarrett

© Azzari Jarrett

It's no secret that I love fresh flowers in my home.

But when I grab my camera to document them, I find myself drawn to a certain time of day.  I am searching for the sweet spot when I can capture the shadows and light.

Usually in the early morning, sometimes in the evening.  Not quite light, not quite dark.  But each time, there is a stillness that has taken over the house.

And that is what I strive to capture.

about the table

© Azzari Jarrett My kitchen table is a major source of inspiration for me.  We gather here every night for dinner.  My daughters do homework and arts and crafts here.  And I photograph (almost daily) here.   So many memories!  My most popular captures on instagram are taken on this table.  It was also the muse for my self-published book, On The Table.

Today, I want to share a little more about the actual table itself.

© Azzari Jarrett

I bought the table on a whim at  Nadeau (there are a number of stores around the US).   The paint was falling off of the legs, and the wood was raw and unfinished.  My Dad took one look at it and told me I needed to paint it.  But I felt it was perfect, just the way it was.   I fell in love with the exposed, rough, wood surface.  Added bonus: I'm not concerned with having it "clean" all the time - it shows every ounce of spilled kool-aid, glitter projects gone awry, and coffee cup stains.

© Azzari Jarrett

Every  imperfection is documented on its surface.  I know this would drive some people nuts, but I welcome these imperfections.  It tells the story of our life, and I feel that it adds character to our room.

© Azzari Jarrett

There are two windows surrounding the table, which allows the perfect amount of natural light to spill through.  As you can tell, I like to keep fresh flowers displayed here.  All the time.  This table is truly a perfect background.  I would imagine that someday it will become my worktable, as I can't see how we will fit a family of 5 here for dinner once my youngest daughter is old enough to sit at the table.

You can see more images I have taken on our table here.