Friday, September 25, 2015

The Secret World of Awesome Dolls and Shadows

black and white photography
Over the years I have begun to notice just how many images I create using dolls, new and old, but mostly old or discarded.  I came across a pile of dolls in a bin at goodwill outlet and couldn't help feel somewhat sad. Obviously at one time this doll must have been part of a prized collection, now relegated to the bottom of a dusty bin. 
black and white photography
This doll is actually a lamp from the uk stamped 1964 and was found in a hair training college in the North of England by my friend Karen. I don't think I've seen anything like it anywhere and I suspect it's quite rare. I had loads of fun photographing her before I have to hand her back.


  I never really liked dolls too much as a child, although I do remember really wanting one that said mama when I was a wee bairn living in Hetton-le-Hole.  So my fascination with dolls now is an odd twist in my older years.  If not using them in yarnbombs, then I am photographing them and imagining what stories they might tell.
I had to share, such a creepy cool video.

I love what this artist has done 
She's a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world: Artist re-creates iconic images with world's most famous doll

Err, amazing what you find when you do a google search. This has got to be one of the strangest stories I have read.
and I mean like DOLLS

Friday, September 18, 2015

Don't Let Someone Steal Your Sunshine

superphoto app and iphone photography
The sun is shining and it's a beautiful morning and I am grateful. For you dear family, and friends (you know who you are), and people who buy me sunflowers, or make me a bang up curry ♥ 
For those who are dealing with people stealing your sunshine here is a nice link OR haters (Margot rocks it).  Life is just too short and too filled with horrors around the world to be putting up with grumbly bags and whingie pants, and toxic blamers and shamers wrapped up in their own misery.  

Photograph Info:  iphone and superphoto app (smooth)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Stalking Sunflower and the Evil Stencil

and all about SUNFLOWERS
Well it should say the stalked sunflowers  because if people are not stalking the field until they blossom  others discover them on road trips and are amazed.

Talking about Sunflowers I haven't used this stencil from 2010 for a while and it's one of my faves. Time to get it out me thinks ;) 
and just because I wanted to share here is one of my fave pics of a felt flower made by  my favourite two people on the planet
felt sunflower
 Well that's it for today. If you ever get out here, hope it's as magical as this video