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Hi, again. I just went through the last of the photos I took when we visited Wildwood, NJ. Enjoy…

Poppy on the Boardwalk

Poppy on the Boardwalk

Today’s model is Poppy Parker from the hair workshop at last year’s Dark Romance convention. She is wearing a Barbie top, Misaki shorts and earrings and bracelets made by me. Her photo was taken in the evening on the boardwalk, with the beach and the rides on the pier behind her.

Hittin’ The Boards, Ridin’ The Rides, Playin’ The Games…

 

 

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I end up using the great outdoors in a lot of my shoots. Today I was outside, but the props and background were hardly organic.

Kesenia

Kesenia

Today’s model is Hourglass Kesenia. She is wearing Miami Shine Veronique’s swimsuit, Barbie heels, Cannes Isha’s earrings, a 4mm jump ring for a ring and round, decorative jewelry links from the craft store as bangle bracelets. Her photo was taken in the late afternoon at Skywood Park in a ruin of an old building among some loose and broken cinder blocks. This is one of the few photos when the sun peeped out from behind the clouds. LOL, we had sun all day until we went to the park. Then it was cloud city. After we left, the clouds broke up again.

You Gotta Laugh…

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You’d think after so many days of cloud cover and rain, that if the sun made even the tiniest appearance, I’d have a doll ready for it. But no. We did have some sun peeks today – not too many and not for very long – but I missed it. You see, after all the blah days, I’m finding it hard to get motivated. And then, when I started to get a doll ready, I decided I wanted to make her some ooak jewelry. And while I’ve got my supplies out, why not make a whole mess of jewelry? That was until I saw the severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for your area scrolling across the top of the TV screen. Oh, noes! So I got my dollie ready lickety-split and ran outside.

Wild Poppy

Wild Poppy

As thunder rumbled, clouds raced in and the brightness bled from the sky, I took some photos in the back yard. My lucky victim is the hair workshop Poppy Parker from the Dark Romance convention. She is wearing a fantastically crocheted bikini made by Betty in Canada – also known as watbetty. Her earrings, necklace, bracelets and anklet were assembled by me. While I was scrambling for photos (as the storm made it’s far-too-swift approach), I also disturbed some large rocks that must have had a whole ant civilization living under it. Eeeeeewwwwww!!!!!!!! Ants everywhere! It was all I could do to stay long enough to get the few pictures that I took. Despite all the complications, I did enjoy getting outdoors to create some images and had a good laugh at myself.

Today’s Lessons:

Make Pictures While The Sun Shines

And Keep Your Sense Of Humor Handy At All Times

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Some dolls draw me into photographing them again and again. I can’t help it. Might as well give in…

Sunshine Honey Poppy

Sunshine Honey Poppy

Today’s model is Poppy Parker from the hair workshop at the Dark Romance 2010 Wu Convention. She is wearing a Fashion Avenue Barbie top and vintage reproduction Francie’s Smashin’ Satin shorts. Her photo was taken in our back yard under bright, afternoon sunshine.

Every Time I See Her

It’s Like A Warm Summer Breeze

Crosses Over My Heart

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It was unseasonably warm yesterday, near eighty degrees. And I knew today was going to be a rainy washout (and that’s exactly what it was). So I doubled up on the photo taking yesterday.

Summer Girl Poppy

Summer Girl Poppy

Today’s model is the hair workshop Poppy from the Dark Romance convention. She’s wearing a swimsuit from the latest Barbie Fashionistas Sassy fashion pack. Her photo was taken in our backyard on a lichen covered branch, in the afternoon, under overcast skies. I adjust the white balance on the camera to the shade setting to keep the scene warm and summery.

California Girls Are Alright, But Pennsylvania Girls Are Wild! 😉

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I like to work fairy tales and stories into my doll fashion shoots. I also enjoy mixing it up. What if Lady GaGa was invited to the Red Queen’s croquet match?

GaGa In Wonderland

GaGa In Wonderland

Today’s model is the “Out Of The Box” workshop doll from the Dark Romance Fashion Royalty Jason Wu convention. It’s been said that she was inspired by Lady GaGa. She is wearing Regal Solstice Anja’s gown and tulle slip, Wild At Heart Lillith’s earrings and shoes, a Fashion Royalty bracelet, a beaded bracelet made by me and Holiday Barbie’s crown. She also has the flamingo mallet and hedgehog croquet ball borrowed from the Queen of Hearts Barbie. Her photo was taken in my front yard in the afternoon sunshine.

* We’re All Mad Here * Off With Her Head * Curiouser & Curiouser *

 

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I keep hearing on the news that it’s springtime, but we’ve got a whole lotta winter up here. The snow is everywhere – making things pretty, but as cold as could be. I shoveled up the last of the snow and sleet that fell on the driveway last night (What a workout!). And the sun came out today. A small victory, but I’ll take it.

Poppy Enjoying The Sunny, Snowy Outdoors

Poppy Enjoying The Sunny, Snowy Outdoors

I had an absolute blast taking photos today. It was just over freezing when I started, so I had to go inside to warm up in between or I think I’d have shivered to death. LOL. But the sun did warm it up to an acceptable level eventually. After I took Poppy’s photos, I went back out to catch some images of the snow and icicles all around the yard.

Today’s model is Poppy Parker from the workshop given at the Dark Romance convention. She is wearing an LIV doll’s shirt, a Barbie fashion pack vest, Barbie Basics jeans, another of my ooak scarves and (though you can’t see them in this picture) an older pair of Barbie boots. Poppy’s photo was taken in my backyard when the sun finally broke through the clouds.

Winter Is Here To Stay

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We got a dumping of snow again overnight. And it’s been snowing all day with some freezing rain mixed in over the last hour. Hubby stayed home (yay!) and shoveled the driveway while I took dollie pictures. Then we both shoveled them out over at the neighbor’s house. Now a pot of stew is on the stove and we’re settled in like bug’s in a rug. The weather forecasters are predicting it will continue to snow through the night and into the morning.

Poppy And The Spring Snowstorm

Poppy And The Spring Snowstorm

Today’s model is Ask Any Girl Poppy Parker. Her hair has been restyled and put up in a ribbon. She has a brand new ooak scarf made by me. I finger-knitted it this morning after seeing all that snow. 🙂 Poppy is wearing the jacket and leather-like gloves that came with the gift set. She is also wearing Best Models: on location Monte Carlo’s trousers. Her photo was taken in our side yard this morning while the snow swirled down upon us.

Snow…Snow…Snow….Will It Ever Stop?

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I just got a doll that I thought I’d never get. But as luck would have it, I had a great trade with a buddy on the doll boards. There was a recent dollie that I added to my collection that was more her style than mine. With the switch, we both ended up much happier.

Poppy in the Backyard

Poppy in the Backyard

Today’s model is Poppy Parker – she is exclusive to a hairstyling workshop given at the Dark Romance convention last year. She is wearing a top that is part of the latest Fashioniastas Ken “Cutie” separates carded fashion, Barbie Basics jeans and Fashion Royalty (Model Behavior? not sure) boots. Her photo was taken in my back yard in the afternoon. The sun was mostly hiding behind the clouds though there were a couple peeks and the wind chill was evil. But the shot speaks for itself. I really enjoyed the photo shoot despite the cold, damp and wind. *sigh* Isn’t Poppy pretty? I just love her.

I Thought You Were Out Of Reach

But Not So

You’ve Come Home To Me

At Last

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We’ve had a few teases of springtime weather, but this morning it was winter all over again. I woke up to a scene straight out of a story book. Big, fluffy clumps of snow covered the trees, weighing them down. We only got a couple of inches, but that’s plenty. It’s stopped snowing since and the big melt is already starting to happen.

It's Springtime On The Calander But Winter's Still Here

It's Springtime On The Calendar But Winter's Still Here

Today’s model is Wild At Heart Lillith. She is wearing FR2 Dasha’s tank top and jacket, Urban Outfitting Nadja’s trousers and Barbie’s BMR Going To The Game scarf accented with a silkstone Barbie brooch. Her photo was taken this morning in the backyard while the snow was still falling and the clouds were heavy enough to blot out the sun.

Spring Snows Never Last Long

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