In The Garden

So much green these days. 

The girls are out of school and we are settling into our summer routine, which includes lots of time spent in the backyard. 

 We planted a few tomato plants, some parsley, peppers, and squash this year in the garden.  I always have a hard time keeping the bunnies out though - they love to eat everything before we do.  Any advice is gladly appreciated!

my studio

I've shared photos of my workspace, but things have changed a bit.   So I figured it was time for some updated photos.  I've rearranged the space to work better for me (it's amazing how a simple change of furniture position will do that).

Still loving my gallery wall - a mix of my mother's paintings, my film work, and inspirational pieces.  Different textures and shapes - I love how nothing is even and some frames are a bit crooked.  A reminder to me that everything does not have to be perfect.

This area has also become my Project Life work station.  I work on my spreads throughout the week simply by keeping my album in sight.

I print at home with my Epson 3880, and I absolutely love it.  It takes up a lot of space, but I love the fact that I can print 12x12 photos on whim.  

I'm still keeping my film photos in my top drawer.  It is getting pretty full, so I will definitely have to look at other options for this.

I keep most of my scrapbooking and paper supplies in rest of these drawers.

I've surprised myself at how much I use my sewing machine for my layouts.  It sits on top of my bookshelves.  When I bought it, my mother-in-law came over to show me how to use it.  She was shocked that I wanted to use it on paper and not fabric!

I moved my desk right underneath my polaroid film wall, and it works much better in this space.  You can see how created my film wall on this post.

And of course, things are always changing, and this room is never quite "done".  But I am inspired the minute I walk in, and that's really important to me.

Please do share links to your workspace. I love to see other creative spaces.

on the table, volume 2

So happy to announce that these hasselblad captures are a part of a new series of film images that I captured for my newest photography project - On The Table, Volume 2.  Those who have been with me for a while are familiar with On The Table, a collection of images that were all taken on my kitchen table, entirely on film.  You can see pages from that original self published book on this post

Volume 2 will continue with that theme.  I truly believe that film images are best enjoyed together, in print format.  

If you are interested in following my weekly progress, I will be sending out updates once a week via my newsletter.  Newsletter subscribers will get a sneak peek at my progress as well as be the first to know when the book is published. 

You can sign up here.

So excited to jump into this photography project!  

how to make a polaroid film photo wall

  How to Make a Polaroid Wall - Azzari Jarrett

I started creating a polaroid film wall a little over a year ago.   I have received a number of questions about how I created it, what I used to attach the polaroids, how are they holding up, etc.  I knew it was definitely time for a post.

After I scan them, the majority of my polaroids end up in this drawer of my workspace:

How to Make a Polaroid Wall - Azzari Jarrett

This is definitely not the best way to store them!  I wanted to display my favorites - and knew that I wanted to make a polaroid film wall.  The majority of photo walls that I found online were prints or copies of actual photographs, not the polaroids themselves.

When selecting an adhesive, I knew that I had to decide carefully.  These polaroids are all originals, they are not copies or prints.  I wanted to preserve them so that I could remove the adhesive if I decided to take the photos down and still keep the photo intact.  That ruled out any permanent adhesive.   Here is my secret sauce, what has worked for me.

How to Make a Polaroid Wall - Azzari Jarrett

Scotch Restickable Tabs - simple, cheap, and a little over a year later, they are holding up pretty nicely.  I have taken a few polaroids down and re-positioned them, and the paint on my wall is still intact as well as the photo.

Adding one more polaroid to the mix, this one captured with the polaroid land camera.

How to Make a Polaroid Wall - Azzari Jarrett

How to Make a Polaroid Wall - Azzari Jarrett

On the back of each polaroid, I attach four of the mini tabs to each corner.

How to Make a Polaroid Wall - Azzari Jarrett

After removing the liner, the polaroid is ready to be attached to the wall.

How to Make a Polaroid Wall - Azzari Jarrett

I like to group the polaroids by size and orientation to maintain a cohesive look and feel.

How to Make a Polaroid Wall - Azzari Jarrett

To secure each photo to the wall, I apply a little pressure to each corner.

How to Make a Polaroid Wall - Azzari Jarrett

 

Amazingly simple, and definitely a conversation piece in any room.  Plus, a way to artfully display your work.

How to Make a Polaroid Wall - Azzari Jarrett

I have noticed that in the winter, some of the edges do curl up due to the heat in the house.  I simply push them back down evenly, and they are fine.

Please do let me know if you try this at home!

 

mornings around here

© Azzari Jarrett© Azzari Jarrett© Azzari Jarrett© Azzari Jarrett© Azzari Jarrett© Azzari Jarrett© Azzari Jarrett A typical late spring morning around here.

I love waking up early with sunlight there to greet me (yay for longer days!), breakfast with my little ones, trying unsuccessfully to make my bed while little feet are jumping, enjoying a moment outside, and morning naps.

I initially set out to capture the entire day in one roll.   But life happens, and I had to put my camera down and concentrate on my girls.   Thankful for normal days and enjoying every minute of right now.