Posts Tagged ‘shop window’

From the amazing January shop window at ARTpool Gallery comes this fun vignette of a vintage poodle sitting pretty on an etagere with a pair of gloves casually laid on the top shelf. I love the look on this poodles face and also his body posture. The only thing missing is the chain many of these knick knacks from the 50’s had around their necks. A photo like this can bring memories rushing back of our grandmothers or great aunts living rooms or vanity vignettes from back in the day. If that poodle could only talk? Why not look at old items in the thrift store, antique or retro shop and make a note of how many you remember, what houses you remember them from and who owned them. Were they favorites or despised gifts that had to be placed on show? Did they get passed around or passed down sacredly? My grandmother had a keychain bob that I called the purple horse, even though there was very little purple left on the figure and I can’t be sure if it was a horse or a seahorse at this date. But I remember it and several cool brass keys it held! Have a good time relating to these kitschy items and don’t forget your journal entries.

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BTW, new content on the Pisces-Rising page. Under the photo gallery we now have Cigar Box Purse pix and there is a little DIY on making brown paper tape stickers under Fun Stuff. Enjoy!

Another fantastic photo shoot image from the gifted Marina William’s surreal and beautiful January shop window at ARTpool Gallery in St. Pete. When I took this picture there was serious glare but I was able to reduce it in Elements 10 by adjusting levels and contrast. This is a gorgeous mannaquin to begin with, but the wings and the umbrella push her over the edge. I love the white tissue pom pom with the spotlight half hidden…creates the look of night turning to morning. One of my favorites from last Saturday’s shoot at ARTpool Gallery, which is having a show Saturday night feature moi and the DH, Bob with his nature photography.

Another ARTpool Gallery shop window shot from Saturday. Normally I convert all my photos to black and white, with the exception of shots like this where the color becomes a statement. For some reason I am inordinately fond of umbrellas right now. I’ve bought some umbrella rubber stamps and always notice pictures that have umbrellas in them. The pink in this one is perfect, especially with the black and white polka dots which are a perennial favorite. Let your smile be your umbrella is a pretty good idea…I’ve heard worse. Have a happy one.

I spent a very happy Saturday photographing the amazing shop window display at ARTpool Gallery on Central Avenue in St. Pete, FL.¬† Marina Williams outdid herself with creative content spanning angel wings, the reindeer chandelier hat shown in the picture (I believe was made by the incredible¬† Katie Hazzard who also is a resident artist of ARTpool), whimsical hats, jewelry and vintage fashion and shoes. The combo was a photographers dream. I love shooting evocative shop windows because I have a passion for reflection shots. This shot shows the massive tree that sits in front of the gallery, reflected in the window at the right height to turn Marina’s handmade tissue pompom into a gorgeous full moon to highlight our modern sunglass sportin’ shamaness. The whole thing is ethereal, surreal and wonderful all at the same time. I am a happy girl.