Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Memoirs of a Geisha.

I just got done reading Memoirs of a Geisha and I loved it. The book was very beautifully written. I had seen the movie several years ago and I loved it too. I highly recommend both of them. The movie is very visually stunning and the book goes into so much more depth of the daily life of the Geisha back in the 30's and 40's. I have a collection of vintage Asian robes and I have a photo shoot on Saturday that will feature my collection. Memoirs of a Geisha is definitely inspiring me (I am going for an old time postcards from Paris feel with some 1930's Japan thrown into the mix for this shoot). I have added a couple of very pretty images from the movie for you to enjoy.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sparks of creativity swirling through my mind.

The beautiful desert at sunset.

I have had lots of wonderful and creative ideas flowing through my head. Visions of the ancient silk road, French Indochina during the turn of the century combined with 1920s safaris to Africa with maybe a stop over in India. Trips on a giant ocean liner half way across the world.

I think I am having all of these thoughts and inspirations because for one I just got back from spending last weekend at the Oregon Country Fair: which was truly amazing and inspirational in its self. The entertainment was wonderful, awesome food, and so many beautiful and inspiring handmade creations that were sold by the vendors. Also I am reading a book called Victorine about a French woman living in Indochina during the turn of the century.  As far as the thoughts about 1920s African and Indian safaris that is a pretty common random thought that occurs on a regular basis in my mind, well because I love the 1920s and safaris are just plain cool.

Now the decision about what to do with these ideas in my mind, create something? Plan a photo shoot? We shall see where my inspiration will lead me...