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monday: breadsticks and muffins

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Breadsticks and Muffins

Hello, hello. My name is Amanda and I am here in lovely everyday polaroid land for a whole week!

I thought for my week I would take you on a little journey through my town. I do this for myself mainly because this may be my last winter in Sydney for a while. Join me as I polaroise my favourite things about Sydney and I guess, what I am going to miss about it when I leave.

Today I give you my little village and the atmosphere that comes with living in an inner city village. Breadsticks and muffins, lattes and fresh vegetables, people carrying them in baskets and cloth totes. That’s my little village.


Written by Amanda

June 9, 2008 at 3:37 pm

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Monday: eggs and salad

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I’m so happy to be here this week. Ever since it launched, I’ve loved the concept of this site, and the way the words “everyday” and “polaroid” look together at the top of the page. Last night, when I was thinking about what to write here today, I realized that I had never really paid much attention to my everyday until I started taking photographs. There is something about framing a scene in the viewfinder – even a very, very ordinary scene – that helps me to see it a little differently. It helps me to see the potential for beauty, rather than just my boring dinner, say, or my crooked stove, or my overflowing trash bag. Now that I think about it, really, I think that’s the reason why I take pictures: to see my everyday life from another angle, as something more graceful and intentional than it often feels. Because let me tell you, it ain’t so graceful. Or so intentional. You should see my hair right now.

This week, I am pounding away at a writing deadline and spending a lot of time at home, in the kitchen and at my desk, where I do most of my work. I’d like to share with you some of the scenes that cross my everyday path. Most of them will probably be in the kitchen, since that’s where all the fun happens, but we’ll see. The photo above is from a few nights ago, when my husband was out at work – he sometimes works for a caterer – and I poured myself a glass of wine and made eggs and a mixing bowl of salad. You can never go wrong with eggs and salad, I find. Even straight from the bowl.

Thank you so much for being here.

Written by mollyorangette

June 3, 2008 at 2:21 am

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monday: recipe filing mess

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recipe filing mess

This week I’m inviting you to join me on my journey to cope with messiness. Some people revel in creative chaos but I absolutely stress out in an untidy environment. However an attractive alternative activity often crops up when it comes to time for cleaning and organising.

Hopefully, I can learn to relax a little around messiness, with the help of my SX-70. Today’s focus is on stacks of food magazines and recipe cards waiting to be filed into clear Muji folders.

Written by notesbynaive

May 19, 2008 at 9:59 pm

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monday: the adventures of the glass dove

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adventures of the glass dove

i am so excited to be sharing with you this week : i do hope you enjoy the adventure

Written by fieryeyed

May 12, 2008 at 11:33 pm

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monday: country harvest

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Written by deborah

May 5, 2008 at 8:21 pm

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monday: what makes you go

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hello! as you may have read, my sx-70 decided to die one day before i was going to guest-blog here. luckily i had another polaroid camera i’ve never used and it works perfect. this is so fun, thanks deb for inviting me. see you tomorrow!

Written by smosch

April 28, 2008 at 10:30 pm

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monday: the first real day of spring

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first real day of spring

Four of my favorite things: early morning sun coming in through the bedroom windows, thongs, slip-ons and mr. t, our trusty yet sometimes slightly grumpy cat.

Written by Mathias

April 21, 2008 at 6:39 pm

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