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Portrait with Flowers

This month’s photography theme at Froknowsphoto.com is “flowers” so the first thing that popped into my head was recreating Anna as Frida in the Vogue shot. With a little bit of makeup and some sunshine, I’m happy with how they turned out.

Anna Frida

Anna Frida

Anna Frida

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Let Them Eat Crow

Ok, not really. But it’s an idiom that kept repeating itself in my head today. I needed to get out of the house, take a day of from painting and kneading clay, so why not do an impromptu shoot with the kids? First I needed outfits. I had this idea to make Anna match Tiarnan’s height by standing her on a chair, with a beautiful, full, lovely gown that hung down to the ground. Sadly, after checking the local thrift stores, I had to settle for two dresses: one short, velvet, and green, and the other a black halter that was much longer.  Tiarnan scored a nice ugly suit, tie, and Rockport shoes for $7! Now, the reason most of my photos are in the forest is because that’s where we live. We’re surrounded by trees, and I’m not about to haul the kids into one of the abandoned buildings (hello next door house)…

The premise is that these two had gotten dressed up to go to a dinner party, where birds were “all the rage”. However, on their way walking to the party, Anna fell, the cage hit the ground, and their bird escaped. They’d spent hours in the woods looking for the bird with no luck. The end. Yeah well it was impromptu, right? All I can think of these days is the paintings and all those ideas floating around. =P

Let them eat crow

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Empty birdcage

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Oh Halloween, How I Love Thee…

My favorite time of year is Halloween time! The chill in the air, the changing of the leaves, getting to wear scarves, and Halloween. Pumpkins and costumes! Nothing pleases me more. So I’m gearing up for Halloween, getting some more ornaments and paintings stocked up in my store. As of the day of this post, there are only 84 days until Halloween!

halloween celebration 2012

pumpkin carver

clown cat

I made a new batch of ornaments this year, including a skellie bat cat!

skeleton bat cat

 Witches & Ghosts

 

Are you as excited as I am for Halloween? =)

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The Photographers

So every weekend I take pictures for Fro Knows Photo’s Weekend theme- that’s what a lot of my photos are for. This weekend’s theme is “Reflections” and aside from all the obvious types of shots with water, mirrors, shadows, et al, I started drawing out ideas and kept coming back to the thought that pictures are just reflections in a camera. It just so happens my Mother bought me an old Brownie Six 20 as an early birthday present and I wanted to photograph it.  (I want to take photos *with* it too =P) So I told the kids to pick a camera from my three and pose for me. Tiarnan is wearing an old Velvet suit I’ve hauled around for years, but never worn. I loved it because of the awkward length on him, since they’re actually cropped pants on me.

The photographers

Anna looks so serious in this picture, and it’s not because she was unhappy with posing, it was because a fly kept landing on her leg!

Tiarnan and Ansco

Anna and Brownie

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