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It has been a day. I finally got this craft project underway, and am feeling very accomplished. These are hanging from my orange tree, over the table on our back patio. I just need to acquire a bunch of tealights, and we'll be able to rock our patio after-dark, now.

Bigness is better.

On a more dismal note, my second SX-70 has called it quits on me today. I must have some questionable karma for this to happen twice, now. I am feeling quite disheartened about it. In fact, I am downright bummed out. Should I actually invest in a third, and hope this time will be different? Just bought a bunch of 600 film, too. I guess I just want some sort of guarantee of proper functionality, without having to pay a ridiculous price for it. Sigh. I guess I should have just picked up a medium format camera from the beginning.

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  1. 65 months ago | reply

    This is awesome!

  2. nardell 65 months ago | reply

    such a gorgeous idea, and beautiful photo. i imagine you'll have some magic times under these lovely lights. so so cool. and what a beautiful photo, too. xo

  3. Alvaro's Pix 65 months ago | reply

    This is going to be a wonderful light set, when finished this is calling for a night/day diptych. Sorry to hear about the sx-70.

  4. jasfitz | 65 months ago | reply

    Thank you all, so very much. I will have many more images of these lanterns in the future, you can be sure of it.

    I'm over it. I accept the things I cannot change, bla bla bla. Based on what I am seeing, I can only assume it's officially and completely dead. I will only buy another if I can get a good deal. I think I am going to turn my sights to a Medium Format. I am excited to be finally shooting film again with my 35mm.

  5. shiphome 65 months ago | reply

    I am excited that you are shooting film again with your 35mm, too! :)

  6. r.AI (-) 65 months ago | reply

    WOW! Mucho talento! Have a good weekend my friend!

  7. Gunjan verma 65 months ago | reply

    this is such a kewl idea...ill surely be copying it some day when i have a yard n a tree!!
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  8. Jonathan Pike 65 months ago | reply

    What an absolutely wondrous idea, Jas! These catch the setting sun so well, and will look beautiful come nighttime, too! I can't wait to see them when you actually get the tea-lights in them!

    Also, I'm sorry to hear about your SX-70! I've always thought it was a beautiful looking camera, so at least you still have a nice looking paperweight, but it's upsetting that two have given up the ghost! One would think that such a beautiful device would be built to last forever!

  9. dearleila 65 months ago | reply

    ohh what i'd give for a back patio and for these to be hanging around it. i love this, so.

    ps- sorry about your sx-70! :( hope you find a good + cheap one soon <3

  10. madelyn * persisting stars 65 months ago | reply

    oh my gosh

    perfectly, thrillingly, gorgeous

    i am going to make these to hang in my back yard
    (on the apple tree!)

  11. CyanEyes 65 months ago | reply

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  12. acciderbolina 65 months ago | reply

    An other fantastic idea!!!!

  13. hyggelig happy 64 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called hyggelig happy, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  14. Jade M. Sheldon 63 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Tiny Treasures, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  15. Tamerah 63 months ago | reply

    This is beautiful. It does look exactly as though you've bottled sunlight.

  16. Rootedinstyle 60 months ago | reply

    love these!! so much!! might have to try doing this!! kinda thinking mine won't be as cool, but you inspired :)

    hope your camera issues have resolved :( sorry to hear that !

  17. Lupuscanis 58 months ago | reply

    so creative and inspiring!

  18. Sarah Elizabeth . [deleted] 56 months ago | reply

    these are so lovely!!! :)

  19. **Starcrossed** 55 months ago | reply

    very creative ! i love this !

  20. DaniG photos 37 months ago | reply

    this is a great idea!

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