The Trees They Grow So High

Processed with VSCOcam with n1 presetI’ve been trying to make more time for creative endeavors recently. This bleak winter has not been kind to my creative mind and I feel I’ve been a bit lazy for some time now — a whole lot of ideas, and not a lot of follow through. It’s hard to stay motivated when not much around you feels very inspiring. But I’ve got some exciting things in the works which has got me feeling positive again. I want this space to be wholly me and not just posts that fill in the gaps when I don’t have something of my own to share (although I do love supporting the amazing designers, artists and brands that I share). I’ve been rethinking the blog’s image, and the content I share. Maybe a name change? Or maybe it’s not ready for that just yet. I definitely want to introduce a little more uniformity to it. When Meg and I started this blog we had a weekly routine of posts we would share, but it got lost in translation over time. This space has changed so much since then. It is only me and my voice now, so it makes sense I leave some things behind, keep the idea of reoccuring content, but with more of my own original ideas. As most things are, it’s a work in progress. But I do hope you continue to follow along and this space can continue to grow in a positive way.

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Processed with VSCOcam with n1 presetNegligee: vintage via Public Butter
Rings: from my Mother

Ginger Entanglement

AmandaCharchian-74-690This series by Amanda Charchian entitled “Ginger Entanglement” immediately struck my attention when I first happened upon it. The pale skin, rich ginger hair and sea foam backdrop compliment each other in such an immense way. I wish I could describe how perfect this series feels to me. It’s so simple really. And yet, it seems so complex because of her use of the female form. The models become abstract with the entwined braids, and caressing bodies, with arms coming from what seems like nowhere, free floating across each other – entangled, much like the braid. It’s refreshing to see someone using the human body as an actual object of art. Forming shapes, making you forget that these are actually 6 ginger headed adult women. Without faces, we feel a disconnect. Faces can be too real, too obvious. They are the cause for human connections. Our eyes. When you take that away you can create something that feels otherworldly. And apparently all it takes is some long hair, ivory skin, and extremities (oh, and obviously Amanda Charchian).

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