Saturday, June 10, 2017
bowler hats and vanilla beans!
A twofer! I recently visited my dear friend in Charleston. We celebrate our birthdays together and have for he last 25 years! Having missed last February with her I decided to drive to Charleston during Spoleto to visit and celebrate. Spoleto is a big art festival...my dear friend Helen Beacham participates every year so it was a great way to get to see her too! What a great time!
When I travel I always bring kimonos and hats with me in the hopes of finding willing models. I am not fussy about whether they sit for let me do a photo shoot...I prefer the sitting but I am happy to have photos.
My dear friend Kathy offered to pose with the bowler and tie...who doesn't love a bowler and tie! I was trying to think of how to spice it up a bit when I thought of a moustache...of course it has been done but I wanted to put my own spin on it. I thought of a vanilla bean! I was fortunate enough to get one that had the perfect little curl at the end...it reminded me of Snidley Whiplash...dating myself but it amused me! After Kathy so generously sat I asked her beautiful daughter in law to do the same. Here are my first two attempts at