When I logged on to Facebook today I was greeted with one of those “you posted this photo exactly five years ago today” messages. It was a photo of my friends and I at the Finders Keepers Markets five years ago. What can I say? I’m a creature of habit. These are just a few phone photos from yesterday’s Finders Keepers Markets at the Old Museum. It was mayhem. Possibly the busiest I have ever seen it. After the first hall I gave up trying to actually look at stalls. I did buy a bambino fiddle leaf fig from Arc + Family (I didn’t get to buy a pot since I wouldn’t have been able to carry it home on the bus) and eat a super tasty haloumi burger from the Veggie Patch van, so the day wasn’t entirely a bust.
I’ve had a few rolls of film just sitting around for the past couple of months so thought it was about time to get them developed. These photos are from assorted Finders Keepers markets in Brisbane and are probably a year or two old. I used to love taking film photos but these days getting them developed, especially the cost of doing so, can be such a pain (FYI I got my negatives developed by Camera House for $7.50 per roll and then scanned them myself). I was really looking forward to getting these photos back but ended up being a bit underwhelmed with them. I wouldn’t normally edit film photos but ended up auto correcting the colour of these in Photoshop because they came back with this red tinge that I didn’t really like. I’m not sure if that was from the film, my camera, how they were developed, or my scanner but I guess that’s the unexpected nature of film photography.
I saw this sign by Lilywillow Designs at the Skeleton Leaf stall at the Finders Keepers Markets yesterday and thought it would make for a relevant Monday post. I’m not the biggest fan of weekday-related status updates. For example, if you’re going to write “TGIF” every Friday without fail then I will be forced to hide you from my Facebook feed. Same goes for complaining about Mondays. Everybody hates Mondays. Or something like that. But you know what? Monday doesn’t last forever and soon enough it’ll be Tuesday and you won’t have anything to complain about (until next Monday but in case you haven’t realised this whole days of the week thing is cyclical and there’s no way out so the sooner you get used to that idea the better). So, chin up buttercup. Stop whining and start sending out some happy vibes. The people who have to read your status updates will thank you for it. Trust me.
Image taken on an iPhone 4 and edited with the VSCO Cam app.
My birthday was nearly two weeks ago now, and while the actual event was fairly low key, I’ve been receiving the birthday love for a lot longer. I’ve been known for drawing out my birthdays for as long as possible and I only think I’m getting better at it with age.
1. Pre-birthday rooftop drinks at Lady Lamington
2. My friends really brought their A-game when buying cards this year
3. D.I.Y. paper pinhole camera and Fifi Lapin card, all the way from the UK
4. Camera earrings!
5. Pom pom garlands at the Finders Keepers Markets
6. Treated myself to a neon bangle at the Finders Keepers Markets