Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mechanical Eye...

Hello Lovelies!

Well, I hope this weekend was good for all of you. We had some beautiful and chilly early spring weather up here in Maine so life is good. 

I have been working on some new photos that I just listed in the shops today. There is a lot of fodder for some moody and somewhat haunting imagery in Maine with all the mill towns and old signage. Here are a couple of new ones taken in Lewiston.




I'm starting to gear up for the Old Port Festival in June. It will be my first street festival selling my wares and I'm scared and excited. I'm partnering up with a wonderful local jeweler Meghan Donahue who is graciously showing me the ropes. I just ordered some promo stickers for the show to pass out. They go with the rest of my marketing materials and I think people will like them and want to stick them everywhere. (Except on public property of course.) Take a peek:



I have discovered yet another wonderful photographer who creates miniature worlds with little plastic figures. The Plastic Life series by photographer Vincent Bousserez is so wonderful it makes me wish I'd thought to do that. Here are just a few examples:

 


And let me wrap up with a little movie review. You all may not know this, but I am a corny horror/sci movie buff. (Yes, it's ridiculous.) In light of this fact, I'm going to periodically review (I use this term loosely) corny flicks you need to see. House of Wax with Vincent Price is fantastic and the awesome idea of making waxworks from the dead overshadows the lack of a plot, total implausibility of the entire premise, and the "3-D-a-rama" effect that they tout that is virtually non-existent. (This doesn't however keep them from showing fight scenes and rubber ball paddling [you have to see it to know to what I am referring] from bizarre angles to show this "3-D"effect off. And I swear in one scene... one of the heads looks like Jim Belushi. Very strange and wonderful. I give this one 4 corn cobs. Check it out.

Until next time: unpleasant dreams.

8 comments:

Jen said...

I've seen those plastic life series photos and I was entranced. Very cool! Your photos are amazing, too!
-10oneworld

cabin + cub said...

Love your sticker design... I'm sure people will snatch them up fast!
I'm a fan of Vincent's photos too.. they are so cute and witty.

Beth said...

I love those miniature photographs. So interesting!

That was a corny movie--but I liked it anyway!

Chrisy said...

Like the stickers...and I'm with you re the little people..wish I'd thought of that!

cabin + cub said...

I forgot to mention...

i have chosen your blog as one of my eight picks for Kreativ Blogger. Check out the posting today (Apr 21): http://cabinandcub.blogspot.com/

Audrey said...

Lovely photos!! I wish you luck in June - take lots of picks of you booth so we can see!!

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

Oh I love those miniature pics. I've seen them before but didn't realize he had a flickr site. Thanks for the link!

Angel said...

awesome!