someone’s gotta do it.

And in our family, it’s Dave. Now, I’m not downplaying my work. I do important stuff, all day long and it’s good and hard and wonderful and stressful. But, if it weren’t for him doing what he does, I couldn’t do what I do.

I’m really proud of Dave’s work. Dave is an archivist. He specializes in archiving “moving images”, like film. He builds databases, organizes information, and makes systems for preserving tapes. He’s great at what he does. And he loves it. His work really is the perfect fit for him.

Anyway, I decided that I needed to make a scrapbook page that explains the work he does now to our boys. His company hired a photographer to get some photos of the employees, so I stole one of those photos. And I printed blurbs off of the company’s website. The blurbs explain the company, Dave, and one of the clients that Dave works with. I tried putting those blurbs on the page so it didn’t look like you had to sit and read through all of it if you didn’t want to, but it’s there, documented, if you did. I’m really pleased with how it came out.

Around the edges I wrote:
Your dad knew he wanted to be an archivist while he was still in high school. He fell in love with Silent Film and knew he wanted to work with old films. He doesn’t exactly work with old films now- he works with tapes and digital media and it is the perfect job for him. He loves it. I hope that one day you both find careers as fulfilling to you as your dad’s is for him.

BIG NEWS!!!
THIS IS HUGE!!!
YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE IT!!!

Tomorrow marks 3 years of Made in Brooklyn and I am celebrating with a Give-Away like no other! It really is fantastic and I’m sure you’ll want to pinch yourself when you see it. I’ve been pinching myself for weeks just thinking about it. So, be SURE to check in tomorrow to celebrate with me and enter this Once-In-A-Lifetime opportunity. I have high hopes that people will speak up and finally comment already (like you, Lorie! and Jo from my Dad’s work!) to be entered into the Give-Away. Prepare yourself for awesomeness.


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About robyn

I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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10 Responses to someone’s gotta do it.

  1. Rhona says:

    Sounds like tomorrow is going to be an exciting post!! I always think it's great when someone enjoys their job and it certainly sounds like Dave is one of those people!

  2. Maria Ontiveros says:

    Looking forward to it! I love everything you make.
    Rinda

  3. sharyncarlson says:

    What a great LO about your husband. Looking forward to tomorrow's post :)

  4. Julie says:

    What a wonderful scrapbook page. I tend to scrapbook around my kids events and such…we all need to do pages like this one. Thanks for the reminder!

  5. Goes On Runs says:

    waiting with bated breath

  6. TARA says:

    Yes, Dave is awesome (and I love the page – how many of us ever get our jobs documented like that? if all of mine were on one page, it would include knives), but I'm anxious to learn more about the giveaway. I'm there.

  7. debs14 says:

    It's tomorrow today in England!
    Do I get a prize for being the first person to check your blog on Dec 1st :-)

  8. sclafaniks says:

    Go Dave! Give this man a huge round of applause…he must be SO SMART to have found Robyn AND make a life time commitment! Robyn…if you want to have a fun "date day" take Dave on the Brooklyn Pizza Tour.My husband was born in Brooklyn, so we gathered the family and celebrated his 50th on the bus! It's so much fun (profile photo)

  9. sclafaniks says:

    Go Dave! Give this man a huge round of applause…he must be SO SMART to have found Robyn AND make a life time commitment! Robyn…if you want to have a fun "date day" take Dave on the Brooklyn Pizza Tour.My husband was born in Brooklyn, so we gathered the family and celebrated his 50th on the bus! It's so much fun (profile photo)

  10. sclafaniks says:

    oops…sorry…clicky trigger finger and technologically challenged!

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