Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Chalking it Up.







Hello! I tried to get a decent outfit shot today, but I forgot to put my blazer on and my feet got cut off. In any case, hello chalkboard! These are all pictures taken in the 'studio' above our garage, and the chalkboard is from my room in my old house when I was a kid! It's not real slate, so it isn't as smooth as it used to be, but it's quite fun and I'm anticipating using it as a fun prop. The studio was used as an artist's studio for the people who lived in the house before us, hence the gobs of paint on the walls. I love chalk, it's so weird and fun and the colors are so pale and pretty. You also get a glimpse of my bipolar handwriting, which still has not worked out what exactly it wants to be!

(Also, welcome some of the first shots with my new camera! I'm still learning and playing with it, but it's so exciting! I think I might have frightened the UPS man when it arrived--consequently moments after the previous post--but ahh! I can barely contain myself!)

36 comments:

  1. The studio looks amazing and the paint drips on the wall are the perfect special touch. Congrats on getting the camera!

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  2. These photos are wonderful! I love the dark but sharp colors in them.

    I love that you have a studio above the garage and that there is a chalkboard inside it.

    Diane
    http://recycleddarling.blogspot.com

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  3. oh wow love the fun playful photos, the dripping paint is great as is your skirt

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  4. I had no idea that I really wanted a chalkboard until this very moment. Actually, I want that entire studio, too. It looks really neat. Not to mention that skirt...envy. I'm glad you like your new camera :)

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  5. I started reading your blog a couple of weeks ago. And I am really excited for it to be one my regular blog reads.

    Your outfit is wonderful even without the shoes and blazer.

    Plus, I have the most bi-polar hand-writing also. I feel your pain.

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  6. i love the subtle print in the blouse! and your complexion is absolutely flawless!

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  7. this is so brilliant, it deserves one of those hearts everyone seems so keen on.

    <3

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  8. Lovely outfit, lovely pictures... Enjoy your camera, what kind is it?

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  9. I love the effect of chalkboards but hate writing on them! The sound and feel go through me...ewww. These are some lovely photos though.

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  10. Great idea! Love the photos and what you are wearing

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  11. This first picture is so awesome and cute!

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  12. Lovely photos - I really like your handwriting - its a great outfit. And congratulations on the camera!

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  13. Oh, your studio is so cool - The paint drips are thr best decoration for a studio! Chalboards really are fun to play with - and my handwriting is strangely similar to yours! Great photos!

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  14. In that top photo, you look like a young Joan Cusack.

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  15. I believe we have the same camera now. How cute! Don't you love it?

    You're so pretty, Katers!

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  16. What a cool room. Blazer and feet missing its still a great shot.

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  17. Isn't it amazing what a new camera can do? These photos look amazingly crisp, clear, and wonderful. I'm a smidge jealous!Congrats!
    P.S.What lovely, pale skin you have [I mean that as a definite compliment!]

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  18. huzzah for paint drips! :D
    Can I just say how much I adore that necklace? Every time I see a picture of it, I squee and resolve to find a tiny tea set, heehee.
    You're pretteh!

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  19. those are gorgeous pictures!
    and I love your outfit. :)

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  20. I love the photos. They're so dark and elegant.

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  21. I discovered your blog a few days ago and I really like that you're such an intelligent writer and I'm glad to find someone who loves fantasy/dark animation and books! I've added you under "Beautiful People" on my blog and I'd love it if you add me too.

    http://www.fashioncappuccino.com

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  22. You are lucky to have a studio like that:)

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  23. That space looks amazing. I seriously want chalkboard paint for my first home.

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  24. I love your skirt! And colored chalk always makes me happy.

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  25. love your outfit! especially the plaid skirt....ahhhh, and i just notice your necklace is a teapot!! i love it.

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  26. nice skirt

    www.balmainbazaar.blogspot.com

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  28. Yay for the new camera!! I have been dieing to replace my current one. The photos are amazing, as is your outfit (I think I shall wear my high waist wool skirt in the near future because of you <3). Also... I wish I had a studio like that and a room with a old school chalkboard... jealous! It definitely sets the tone for your wonderfully feminine-English dandy style. I can't wait to see what else is to come with The New Camera!
    Hope you are well dear!
    <3
    Marisa

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  29. These are great. I really like that first picture.

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  30. I love chalk too - as a kid I spent hours doodling on our driveway (it was dark purple, perfect for chalking)

    I just got a new camera too - now there just isn't enough hours in the day to take all the photos I want to take!

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  31. Oh wow I love the board and your outfit, they go together so nicely.

    And now I feel less crazy knowing that someone else does the random handwriting thing too.. I swear I've changed it so much over the years. I am definitely not one of those people born with gorgeous natural handwriting, haha! But yours looks very pretty. :D

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  32. Beautiful photos and outfit! I quite love all the paint that has dripped and dried down the walls. :)

    xoxo,
    S-C

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  34. Oh you're beautiful , i love your style <3

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  35. That teapot necklace is causing paroxysms of jealousy on my part.

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