Monday, January 9, 2012

Ghosts, Icarus, & Ladies in Hats...

Hello Lovelies!

I hope you are all well out there. Things here are very busy and wonderful! To start, I had a free couple of hours in the studio this past weekend, so I hosted free head shots with a vintage twist for the ladies. Mimosas, vintage hats, makeup. We had a really good time. Shots to follow in the next post, but here are some pics of the studio all gussied up and ready to go!

Hats galore!

Don't miss the next event like this. If you're local, I announce all my fun stuff on my Facebook page here.

Have you heard of the Fun-A-Day Project? You basically gather a group of artists in a given area, and each artist agrees to create one piece of work per day for a whole month. I am doing Fun-A-Day with a group here in Portland. I'm shooting one red item per day the entire month of January, using the Instagram app on my iPhone. Here are some, and the rest will be posted on my Flickr stream here. Fun-a-day, indeed!

I came across a great short film from the 60's I believe that combines two of my favorite people: Ray Bradbury and Joseph Mugnaini. (Some of you may remember the little piece I wrote about Mugnaini here.) This film breathes life into Bradbury's short story Icarus Montgolfier Wright about an astronaut about to fly into outer space for the first time, looking back through the aviation history that brought him where he is. Take a look, it's a great little film.

Oh! I have to show you the great daguerrotypes my friend gave me recently. She said they are haunted, or the couple in them haunts a house, or something. The bottom line is, the tag said "haunted" and that makes it cool enough for me! I immediately put them in my very special bookcase full of old, rare books and special treasures. Take a look, I think they fit right in!

The same friend lent me a book I can't wait to start: Swamplandia. Heard of it? Apparently, it's a story with a bunch of eccentric characters who live at a gator farm in the Florida Everglades. If you read it, let me know what you think!

Until next time: unpleasant dreams...


Ratcha said...

Wowww...!! Beautiful blog! I love it.

Hace a wonderful New Year

The Stapelia Company said...

Thank you! And thank you for stopping by... :)