May 28, 2011

new website..woot! woot!

My new website is up, thanks to the magical powers of WordPress!
Take a peek here

Thanks for visiting!

May 18, 2011

The heart can do anything -Molière

Three years ago today, I gave my heart to this wonderful man
Happy anniversary my love.

May 17, 2011

hats & photographs

Sorry it's been awhile. I blame my lack of posts on such fun as the Jane Austen Ball
1920s Casino Night hosted by the Art Deco Society
Edwardian Ball...the pre-party at Elisa's was seriously half the fun that evening
(thanks to friend Kellie Smith for the two shots above & joining us for drinks prior to the ball) well as millinery and photography which has been keeping me quite busy.
Here's an impromptu hat I created at the last minute for the 'In The Nursery' show at Corey Helford in January.
I made this little fascinator using a vintage turn of the century button I found at the flea market.
I'm thinking of selling some of my hatties on etsy. I'll post more of my hats a bit later, now onto my photography adventures.
I think it's important to document life, love -- even loss. Or use it as escapism. My dreamscapes would definitely have a nostalgic nudge & would most likely be composed of romanticism, hints of darkness & have some narrative aspects. I've always loved photography ever since my dad first handed me his Polaroid camera when I was little. He used his Polaroid the majority of the time for documenting his tree work.
I thought it was magical.
Last semester through Art Center I took Dana Hursey's digital photography class as well as a lighting class taught by Rick Ueda. It was so inspiring & kicked my butt in a good way. I still have so much to learn in the digital photographic world but am so excited to continue on this journey. I miss those hours spent in the darkroom in high school. I'd love to explore alternative developing processes specifically wet plate collodion and cyanotypes, but for now Lightroom is my digital darkroom.

I'm creating a website to showcase my photo works. I'll post it as soon as it's up.

In the meantime, I'll share a photograph I took of Mindy for a lighting assignment which was to emulate one of your favorite photographs. I've always loved the famous portrait of Louise Brooks by Eugene Robert Richee, 1928
Here's my version~
Also, Mindy asked that I photograph some of her artwork, which I gladly accepted. Here is the custom Vinylmation she did for Disney.
There will be a Vinylmation event this Saturday, May 21st at D Street in the Downtown Disney District. Details are on Mindy's blog
A-pirating we go...won't you join us, matey?!