Monday, May 6, 2013

Inspired by Frida

I recently took new self portrait photographs inspired by Frida Kahlo's look.  I made a floral headpiece especially for the photos inspired by the Frida Painting on my mousepad.  I am thinking of the amazing inspiration Frida gives all the time!

I was also inspired by Sacred Heart, Madeleine Earrings that Jen Parrish currently has in her Etsy Shop as I was lucky enough to get a pair!  They can be found here-Parrish Relics Etsy Shop.  I am wearing them with my Creatures Pendant which has a photograph of my 4 Little Black cats and a turquoise Sacred Heart Pendant.  I am wearing my turquoise "Pacem" bracelet with them that she made as well.  Love the Relics!

You can just see some of my Art dolls behind me.  Hopefully, I will be creating new ones this Spring and Summer. More photos to come from this series.  I hope all is well with all of you here in Blogland! Take care!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

New Photos Wearing Sihaya Designs Jewelry Faerie Wing Pieces

Recently I took new self-portrait photographs wearing Faerie Wing Earrings and Pendant Necklace made by Christina Allen Page of  Sihaya Designs Jewelry .  Check out her shop for these whimsical and gorgeous pieces!

My Etsy Shop  has new photographs so Check it out!
Thanks and Take care!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

My 4 Black Cats and Little Red Boots!

It was time for a few new photos of my 4 little black cats that I share my home with.  As many of you know, I found each cat as a feral kitten and at different times.  They are the biggest sweethearts ever! 
All four asleep on the bed
I used to work at a Museum in the Collection Department with the Textiles.  If there were pieces that were too damaged to save, we tried to use them to conserve other pieces.  If they were just too cute, like this little red baby boot, I occasionally got to take them home!
That little boot led to this next photo~my little cat Tobias wearing it on his left foot!  I am holding him on my lap and did my best to take a photo.  Oh, so funny!  Puss n Boots!
EEK!  A close up of his little foot!  I will get a better photo!
Hehe~this is Glastonbury Mister aka "Mr. Baby".  He is the baby of the family.  He likes to sleep in the bed with his head on the pillow and the covers up to his neck.  This makes me laugh all the time!
Finally, here it Tobias! He was wearing the boots!  What a face!  While he is a black cat, you can see that he really is more a chocolate brown.  Love these kittens!  I guess I should try to get back to work!

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Holly and The Ivy~Extremely Late!

Before the end of 2012, I took photographs with the theme of "The Holly and The Ivy" based on an Old English Song now sung by the talented group of female singers, The Medieval Baebes.  I was inspired by the lyrics to this song referring to the Holly Berry and the Ivy Leaf which both bloom in the cold and white of Winter.   I was so lucky to find a forest green silk velvet gown that was handmade as a Wedding gown by a woman in the 1930s.  I also added a gorgeous necklace and pair of earrings made by the talented Christina Allen Page of Sihaya Designs Jewelry

The last photograph is available still in my
Hopefully, I will be adding new Spring themed photographs!
I hope all is well with you folks in Blogland!

New Art by DJ Berger

"Not Lost, Just Secret" by DJ Berger
A new painting DJ's Etsy ShopI am in love with all of his work.  Please check out his other pieces!

Monday, November 26, 2012

New Holiday Photos in My Etsy Shop

I have added new photographs to my Etsy Shop
that have themes for the Winter Holidays with Gift-Giving in mind so go and check them out!  The first is very much for Winter.  Welcome my self-portrait version of Hans Christian Anderson's
The Snow Queen A gift for the lover of Fairy Tales as well as just some fantastic Snow and Ice!
As with all of my photographs except the square format ones, she is offered at both 8x10 inches and 11x14 inches and is printed on a beautiful, satin finish archival photo paper in my friend John's Studio with his amazing Digital Ink-Jet Printer.  I can be there to make sure all the colours turn out just as I want.  Thanks John!
Next, is another self-portrait~my version of Queen Elizabeth The First titled My Elizabeth.
She is a colourful photograph with a lot of Holiday Reds to go with her Pale Green Eyes and Snowy, White Skin. Give someone the gift of Elizabethan Goodness. 
Finally(for now) is The Portrait.~ My offering of a Renaissance Style Painting.  This photograph is the perfect gift for the lover of classic art with the twist of my photographic interpretation.  The photograph is done with warm colours with a bit of an icy, blue veil~a combination that I ended up liking.  Warm and Icy~very much "Winter Holidays" to me!
I do have more photographs to come!  I am very excited by two gorgeous, vintage gowns I have just found and can't wait to wear.  The characters who will be wearing these gowns and their stories are floating in my head.  I never know quite how the photographs will turn out which is like opening a gift~ a great surprise.  I have my ideas how I want my photographs to be, but I make sure to leave room for "the art" to do its own thing.  Being flexible like this is a sure way that I am never disappointed with my finished pieces.  It isn't all up to me which is a huge relief!
I hope all is well with with the folks of Blogland!
Wishing you all my best!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Rani Collar Piece Photographs for Sihaya Design Jewelry

I have finished my Self-Portrait Photographs modeling jewelry for Sihaya Designs JewelryIt has been wonderful working with Christina Allen Page, the designer and artist behind Sihaya Designs.  Her work is not only gorgeous and so unique, but it is also so well made and comfortable to wear.  I can easily wear her pieces all day, all week long.  She is a photographers dream as well.  Her instructions for this set of photographs were a "White Witch/Jadis from Narnia/Pale and a bit Spooky" look in my own style.  How cool is that?  Christina, I look forward to working with you again!  Many Thanks!
The Rani Collar Piece features a gorgeous, teardrop shaped Cobalt Labradorite stone, silver scroll work, and a silver chain with labradorite beads.
We did some Sepia photographs too to capture the scroll work of the necklace.
Wishing you all the Best!