This weekend we went out for mexican and spent time in the park and I took along my little friend, my SX-70. Sure, I really "should" get this camera adjusted so the images don't come out all over exposed. But I'd only do it out of curiosity. I really really love what comes out of this camera the way it is. They're like instant little watercolor paintings. With tidy white borders.
This beautiful book, edited by Jen Altman, is filled with Polaroid photographers. It is so inspiring that, after I got it, I bought my SX-70. I just had to capture some of the magic that comes out of a Polaroid camera.
I'm pretty sure the book has been sold out for a while, however, click here to see the list of photographers with links their websites. I hope these amazing photographers inspire you to pick up a Polaroid.
Here's another digital collage from muscle car heaven. I found a box of old greeting cards from the 60's and 70's that I'm throwing into the mix now. That's where I got the sweet little flowers. I also mixed in a photo I took in New Mexico.
This is another collage I made yesterday. She's the Ambassador.
Both of these are available in my Etsy shop.
While playing with Photoshop today, these two showed up. After I finished them, I wasn't sure what I had. What are they about? Do they have to be about anything? They're still in the vein of the muscle car-vintage-girly thing going on in my head. I'm not sure where these are going, but I'm going to continue.
Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Photoshop?
Some of the layers are my own photographs. Some of the layers are Polaroid shots. The women are from vintage magazines I have laying around my studio.
Both of these collages are available in my Etsy shop.
This time of year, our 100 year old oak trees' leaves turn brown and take their time dropping to the ground. But we have a few japanese maples in the yard that scream for attention before they drop theirs. I'd save every leaf if they wouldn't haul me off to the funny farm for doing it. :)
See more photos here.
I've been in bed this week, thank you to strep throat that I caught from my husband. We TRIED to stay apart, but I guess we caved too soon. At any rate, bored with silly television (yes, there really is a show about celebrities without makeup) and not in the mood to read, I searched through some old photos and played with them. The TtV is available in my Etsy shop. More posts soon....
A new series of polaroids called "The Whites". More to come. These are available in my Etsy shop as 6 x 6 Prints. I'm thinking of also offering these images with some others in a set of cards. I'm having so much fun with my cameras. I'm wondering if I will ever put pen to paper again....
The reception for my brother and his new bride was wonderful. I managed to finish the cake toppers and get them painted by the time the cake was delivered. Isn't that cake cute??? It was made by Creme de la Creme in Fort Worth, TX, who also made my sister-in-law's wedding cake. Deeeelish!
The grooms cake was made and decorated by my son (with some help from Daddy). He saw Mommy making the birds out of Sculpey for the wedding cake and decided he'd make some cake toppers too! There are four ducks swimming in a lake, with a "guy" and a horse looking on. I think Herb really liked it. Beautiful!
The paper Calla Lillies were the favors the guests took home. I made these flowers from beautiful hand made seeded paper from RecycledIdeas.etsy.com. Holly, from RecycledIdeas, went out of her way to make this gorgeous paper and get it to me quickly so I could finish all of these in time, and I really appreciate that.
I got the idea for these flowers from a great book I got from the library called Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Flowers by Karen Flamme. The book includes detailed instructions on how to make lots of different flowers from fabric, though I decided to make these from paper. The flowers can be enjoyed as they are, or the paper can be removed and easily germinated to grow wildflowers. Holly sent me easy to understand directions which I included with each flower. Fun!