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So, St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone. But I’m not ready to let go yet. I’m like that with holidays. I never feel as though one day is enough. I enjoy celebrating. And I’m not gonna stop. šŸ™‚

Agnes Guards Her Pot O' Gold

Agnes Guards Her Pot O' Gold

Today’s model is Optic Verve Agnes. She is wearing the ensemble taken from Faerie Queen Barbie (I did modify it by removing the yellow collar) and earrings borrowed from Christabelle Barbie. She also holds the staff from Faerie Queen and a pot of gold from a sweet little Irish store in the mall. Her photo was taken in my front yard in the afternoon sunshine.

Keep On Chasin’ Those Rainbows

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In this house, we are big cat lovers. I’ve had cats all my life. It just doesn’t feel like home without a couple of furballs to share it with. My Mom has three cats, and each of my two brothers has a cat. All of them were adopted from local shelters or rescued from a hard life outdoors. They ask so little and give so much. We consider ourselves lucky to share our lives with them.

Agnes & Rabbitt Catch A Quick Cat Nap

Agnes & Rabbitt Catch A Quick Cat Nap

Today’s model is Wicked Valentine Agnes. She is wearing the pajamas from Christmas Morning Barbie. Her slumber buddy is my cat, Rabbitt (so named for his abbreviated tail). Her photo was taken in one of Rabbitt’s favorite cat nap spots on the back of our couch. As it was taken indoors, a flash was used to light the scene. Rabbitt is actually a fan of dollies and photos. He simply peeped open an eye at me as I was setting up, and then settled back to napping in complete cooperation. My little man is such a good boy! šŸ™‚

You Are The Cat’s Pajamas!

 

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And that’s about all I can do.Ā  We haven’t had a significant snowfall yet this year. I’d love to take some outdoor snow photos, but the weather will not cooperate.Ā  Not that it hasn’t been cold. We’ve had below average temperatures all month. And the wind has been howling like a hungry wolf.

Holiday Agnes

Holiday Agnes

Since there is no real snow, I decided to put together a snowy display for my dolls on top of the entertainment center in my living room. I put a layer of fleece artificial snow down and scattered some paper punched snowflakes upon it. I taped together three foam core boards to form a trifold background. I added braces across the top and strung it with blue lights.Ā  I adorned the front with silver ribbon and hung dollar store snowflakes from the top. Then, I added a pair of pewter candlesticks and topped them with a silver shelf.

My model is Optic Verve Agnes. She is wearing Winter Concert Barbie’s gown (it was sewn onto the original doll, so I’m going to have to add snaps to it – for now it was just open in the back). I also made a little advent wreath for her head, but IĀ  didn’t add any candles.

I shot the scene with a full strength flash and still had to lighten the pictures up a bit. I didn’t do any color correcting as I liked the silvery tones I ended up with.

May Your Days Be Merry And Bright,
And May All Your Christmases Be White.

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It’s always good to push your boundaries, try new things, test your limits. Even if you try something and you fail, you have accomplished more than if you’d never tried at all. And if you succeed, it feels so good. It’s hard to push myself out of my comfort zone, but I find that I learn a great deal when I do. And win or lose, it’s the action that counts. Because if you always sit on the bench, there’s not even a chance that you’ll win the game.

Agnes: Spotted at the Club

Agnes: Spotted at the Club

This was a tough one. I got some neat bottle holders at the flea market this weekend. They’re made by Absolut vodka. I liked the disco ball look and planned to use them in a dollie photo shoot. However, they’re not very tall and super reflective. Not the easiest background I’ve ever utilized. I finally worked it out by raising them up on an empty Fashion Royalty box to get the height I needed. There are three of them, staggered in a V pattern. The photo shoot was set up on my coffee table in the living room.

In the foreground, is Festive Decadence Agnes wearing Gone Platinum Diva Barbie’s earrings, Crystal Rhapsody Barbie’s corset top, Jam and Glam Barbie’s bottoms and High Gloss Agnes’ necklace (double wrapped around the wrist) worn as a bracelet.

I did a lot of experimenting with flash strengths, white balance settings, exposure compensation and even wrapped a tissue around the flash at one point to reduce glare. Even with all that, the photo did need some serious manipulation in my limited editing software program. But I am pretty happy with what I ended up with and learned a whole bunch along the way.

Little Mirrors On The Ball,

Who’s The Hippest Of Them All?

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Usually, I take the photo of the day on the day I post it. Sometimes I may do it a day or two ahead of time. But mostly, I’m running right on down to the wire. There have been a few times when midnight was lurking as I squeaked my daily post in. Yeah, if it weren’t for the last minute – things just wouldn’t get done. But not today. I was going through my photo archives and came across some photos that I took around this time last year. I never got around to posting them – so, technically speaking, they are “new”. LOL

Babe In The Woods

Babe In The Woods

Today’s new/old model is Optic Verve Agnes. She is wearing the earrings, bracelet, ring and shoes from Talking Drama Adele and the bodysuit from Dressing the Part Agnes. I took her photo in my back yard sometime in the afternoon on a sunny day.

Dear, Sweet, Aggie…Just Look At That Face…I Can’t Decide If You look Sad, Pensive Or Dissatisfied. Whatever Your Mood, You Never Stop Looking Beautiful.

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For someone who personally likes to dress simply, I’m a bit surprised when I’m drawn to fussy, frilly styles for my dolls. I guess that my little models let me explore less prominent aspects of my personality. And my Mom would be glad to know that there is a very feminine side to me (unlike the tomboy side that usually shows). šŸ˜‰

Summer Girl Agnes

Summer Girl Agnes

I chose Festive Decadence Agnes for today’s photo shoot. I love her luminous skin tone paired with such striking blue eyes and red lips. She’s wearing Andalucia Barbie’s dress and it couldn’t be a better compliment to her coloring. She’s reclining in a wire chair that I found at the flea market. Her photo was taken in my backyard, in the afternoon, under sunny skies.

Skin White As Snow

Lips Red As Blood

Hair Black As Ebony

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