Monday, September 5, 2011

Rainbow Fires & Fall Winds...

Hello Lovelies!

I hope you are all well out there. I just returned from a Labor Day camping weekend with my Sweetie's family. It's the second year of this tradition and we all had a really good time. The weather was perfect, we cooked out, laughed a lot and of course, built a fire and got up to mischief. We found this powder you can throw into the fire that makes it burn in rainbow colors and we loved it! Here are some shots of our adventures as we usher out summer and make way for fall (more here).


The release of my big annual project is less than a month away (28 days to be exact), and I have another hint for you to keep the excitement going. I love this album cover (and Les Baxter, actually), but it's really the corny space angle that I'm conveying with this hint. Are you starting to see a theme, my Pets?


And speaking of strange things, have you heard of Bruce Mozert? He was a photographer who shot tableaus of everyday life in Silver Springs, Florida in the the late 30's...underwater. "Huh?!" you say. Well, Silver Springs needed to find a way to keep the tourists coming back, so they hired Bruce to shoot scenes of interest underwater! These shots have an almost surreal quality looking back on them 70+ years later, I think. Take a look.


I want to wrap up with another great find. If you go thrifting/antiquing as much as I do, you see a ton of Victorian era leather gloves that are so small, even dolls couldn't wear them today. What do you do with them all? Enter Ellen Greene. She makes art out of them by combining painting with Sailor Jerry-esque tattoo imagery and I am coveting all of the pairs below. Wow.

Until next time: unpleasant dreams...

2 comments:

Chrisy said...

Your camping trips always sound like lots of fun. Lovin the underwater pics...and those gloves what a fab idea...

The Stapelia Company said...

They are, Chrisy! We love camping over here. :)