Yesterday I found this lovely pink gown at my usual thrift store, and had to have it. I actually bought it to wear on Thursday as my graduation dress, but I'm sure I would feel uncomfortably overdressed, so I changed my mind. But I'm happy to have it nonetheless. I decided to put it to good use in the early summer afternoon sunshine, so I had my boyfriend take photos of me in various places of my backyard (and neighbour's yards hehe). He's not actually a photographer, and definitely doesn't work with cameras very often, but with a few of my instructions here and there, (never cut off the top of my head; don't get the neighbour's car in the background; no, stand at this angle) I think he did well. After long hours of editing (by me), here are the final results; they definitely capture summer's arrival. Enjoy!
Saturday, 15 June 2013
Off to the cottage today! It is a beautiful day; perfect to welcome the beginning of long-awaited summer vacation. I am so excited to make the most of my two months of freedom.
Anyway, I'm packing and blogging at the same time. The best I can offer today is.. this very long post of tattoos. I should mention that I am not inked myself, and have officially decided to stay that way for the rest of my life. Don't take me the wrong way, either, I think tattoos can be pretty sweet, and they're definitely a great way to express your stories and passions to the world. BUT, I figured that I am content on expressing myself through photographs and journal writing and occasional drawing; plus I don't think I could ever decide what part of my soul I would like to advertise on myself if I had to choose. Finally, I draw on myself with ball point pens often enough haha, why get a permanent tattoo when you can choose a different one everyday, for free?
The only tattoo I might consider would be of Bruce Springsteen's autograph, if I were ever lucky enough to come across such a miracle.
Back to the point of my post.. I wanted to share with you this pile of tattoos that I have collected over some time. Even though I was not exactly looking for tattoo ideas, I still would throw them into my inspiration folder if I loved them enough. I just think some of these are real works of art. So, below are some that I find fantastic all over, or they're unique, or cool, or amazingly detailed. Enjoy!; and let me know what your favourites are.
And a lovely Lana tune to listen to while you're at it.
Please note that none of these photos are my own.
Sunday, 9 June 2013
Several deer laid down to rest in my neighbour's backyard this afternoon, and my boyfriend encouraged me to go out with my camera and take some photos. I was like, nah, but I'm glad he made me do it; I loved how they turned out. I hope you enjoy my attempt to make them look like authentic film.