everyday celebrations Avatar

3 Notes

The Not So Secret Piñata Project

This past Saturday we took part in the a citywide arts project organized by the wonderful folks at WonderRoot. We were tasked with making piñatas for a guerilla art installation throughout the city of Atlanta.  Instead of candy, the piñatas will unleash art surprises.


The homemade piñatas go up at secret locations this week, along with a bat to bash them open. 

We were all too satisfied with our mint chocolate chip cone piñata. I’m seriously in love with it.  I’ll be driving around Atlanta later this week in the hopes of seeing it brightening a street corner before its artful guts litter the ground.

No Good Reason Piñatas are the best kind. 

2 Notes

Happy Alchemy

Those in my day to day life are well aware of the awesome change I recently underwent.   I didn’t think to reference any of it here because it’s sort of personal in nature as well as completely unrelated to my photography.

But then I found a loophole in my logic:

✩ ✩ ✩

a. It’s relevant to everyday celebrations, the philosophy.

b. It’s relevant to potential clients being confused about who the heck just showed up at their door.

✩ ✩ ✩

It’s summer and it’s hot.  Not only is it summer and hot, but I tired of my long locks some time ago. All that hair was usually tied in a messy bun, hidden under a hat, or the source of frustration in my Get Ready and Go Out the Door in 5 Minutes methodology.

Last week, I finally got around to addressing the heat-producing, frustration-brewing mane with a scissor-wielding accomplice and got myself a little trim.

I donated 17” of hair to Locks of Love, a wonderful nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from any diagnosis that results in permanent hair loss.

The organization strives to bring a little bit of normalcy into the lives of kids who get teased and embarrassed by their loss of hair.

My frustration becoming someone else’s happiness = Happy Alchemy©

Yay!

I’m pretty thrilled with the resulting cut and the instant air conditioning. I enjoy not considering my hair for longer than a minute a day, so I can dedicate my attention and time to things that matter, like perfecting my bubble solution, and, of course, taking your picture.

4 Notes

Baby Shower: Lemonade & Lollipops

1 Notes

Follow me on Twitter.

140 character long parties, mang.

2 Notes

While I was away, a family of four doves started nesting on our front porch.
Intrigued by their arrival, I researched and learned that while a ubiquitous bird, their mortality rate is about 60%.
Now I’m obsessed with protecting them from neighborhood cats, gangster squirrels, and rock-slinging children. 
I won’t let harbingers of peace die on my watch, no sir. Zoom Image

While I was away, a family of four doves started nesting on our front porch.

Intrigued by their arrival, I researched and learned that while a ubiquitous bird, their mortality rate is about 60%.

Now I’m obsessed with protecting them from neighborhood cats, gangster squirrels, and rock-slinging children. 

I won’t let harbingers of peace die on my watch, no sir.

2 Notes

First look: Lemonade & Lollipops

The Lemonade & Lollipops baby shower that’s occupied every inch of my craft table and recent life was a smashing success. 

Despite tent calamities, the terrifying doppler radar, the Case of the Missing Cupcakes, and greeting guests barefoot because there’s absolutely no time to put on shoes, we created sunshine, a storm of blessings, and female camaraderie under a bright canopy.

Oh, and as far as undertaking simultaneous event planning, decorating, supervising, hosting, and photographing? I don’t recommend it.