My word for 2019 is Enough. I watched a TEDx talk (a rabbit hole I followed with a starting point of The Quilt Show!) about that word in December and as those talks tend to do, it gave me food for thought. I have an abundance of things and know that I have enough, so I want to make 2019 the year I focus on asking myself if I really need that next shiny object or whether what I already have is enough. This includes resisting adding to my photography purchases as well as quilt stash! We shall see how I do, haha.
My photo starts with a portion of an old vital records book from the early 1900s that appears to have been used first for tracking customer purchases from a family dairy farm. At some point recipes were captured both written and cut out from a newspaper. I came across the recipe for Potato and Lemon Pie you see in the background. I thought both were great reminders of making do with what you have. I would not have imagined lemons were a common commodity in northern Minnesota where this book was used as a cookbook, but as evidenced by this recipe, perhaps they were available more than I’d expect. I know the recipe book came from my step-Father’s family. The vintage ceramic bowl came from my husband’s family while the hand mixer came from my Mother’s family.
I made some LR adjustments to highlights and shadows and added a preset I had on hand that I liked. In PS I added a high pass layer as well as a texture on the background (I used a mask to remove the texture on the lemon and potato).