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I remember growing up with a whole gaggle of smiley-faced Barbie dolls. Eternally joyful, their frozen grins portrayed an almost manic state of elation. Not a frown nor a single look of displeasure in the bunch. Which is probably why I now find non-smiling dolls so enchanting. From sardonic smirks to thoughtful expressions – even those in-your-face, apparently down-turned mouths that convey such disdain….I get a kick out of them all. Pout on, little dollies. It will only endear you more to me.

Little Miss Grumpy Pants

Little Miss Grumpy Pants

The Loveliest Frown In Town

The Loveliest Frown In Town

Melancholy Baby

Melancholy Baby

 

Where Are You Hiding Your Smile?

Where Are You Hiding Your Smile?

Today’s model is Making A Scene Erin. She is wearing a hat & scarf set that I crocheted myself. Her wardrobe also consists of: London Calling Kyu’s sweater, London Calling Holland’s turtleneck top, Mattel Stardoll fashion pack skirt, Fashion Royalty tights (maybe from Picture This Erin? not sure), Rock Wedding: Rocking Ever After Lillith’s shoes and some random Barbie sunglasses. Her photos were taken in the waxing and waning sunlight streaming through our front door. A crumpled and reflattened piece of kitchen tinfoil served as a backdrop.

I experimented with a bunch of different options on my camera during this shoot – high contrast black & white, high-key, color pop…all kinds of stuff. It was fun to try them out. Some I like, others feel like a bit of overkill. But it’s neat to experiment, I think. Though mostly a purist, I think a little tweak of “camera magic” is exciting once in a while.

What Is It About A Pretty Girl’s Frown?

A Smile Is An Easy Invitation, But A Pout Is A Challenge.

I Betcha I Can Give Her A Reason To Grin.

Hmmmmm…

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Break out the red, white and blue because we’re kicking off the fourth of July weekend. It’s time for a barbecue, fun in the sun and fireworks. I’ll be eating homemade potato salad, drinking some hard lemonade and enjoying spending time with my family. I made mini cheesecake bites and fresh blueberry syrup and bought some blueberry pomegranate ice cream for dessert. The weather forecast is looking good – sunshine and blue skies all the way. I can’t wait!

The Girls in Red, White & Blue

The Girls in Red, White & Blue

Okay, I got ambitious with today’s photo shoot. Five little lovelies all dressed for the fourth in red, white and blue. Left to right: Making A Scene Erin, Pillow Talk Poppy Parker, Pretty Calculated Erin, Elements Of Surprise Eden and Young, Rich, Beautiful Erin. My summer girls. They’re wearing several different fashion pieces from Mattel and Integrity Toys. I set them up in the front yard with a bench facing backwards to lean against and happily avoided toppling them like dominoes. LOL. The late afternoon sun was poking in and out of the clouds and it was breezy which made shooting a challenge. It wasn’t too bad, as I came away with a with a fun group shot. Some days I wish I had more time to play. Ah, well, there’s always tomorrow. 🙂

My country, ’tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims’ pride,
From every mountainside
Let freedom ring!

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