Sunday, December 15, 2013

kitchen window frost

Boston enjoyed its first real snow this weekend. The coming of snow was foretold by beautiful patterns in my kitchen window.
I hope you all had a warm weekend!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

completely saturated color

I should be asleep, but I have fallen in love with the work of an early-20th century photographer/portrait artist and felt the need to share her. There is a great chance that you've already heard of her and I am behind in only learning of her now. Her name was Madame Yevonde, and her passion for color made for incredibly striking and beautiful photographs and portraits.
Woman's Magazine, 1937. Model: Inez Masters
Self Portrait with Image of Hectate, 1937
The Hon. Mrs James Beck as Daphne, Goddesses
Nadine, Countess of Shrewsbury as Ariadne, Goddesses
Mrs Longdon as Persephone, Goddesses
Artist with Workmen in Foreground, The Queen Mary
The Black Fish, 1933
Kneeling Nude, 1933
Lady Abdy
Jaeger Window, 1938
Madame Yevonde's color philosophy resonates deeply with me, as I have such a love for one bold color in a sea of neutrals, and the magic of making somewhat dull colors appear bright. She paved the way in color photography.
All of these images courtesy of The Yevonde Portrait Archive, which contains many, many more beautiful photos by Madame Yevonde.
I have to add that I discovered Madame Yevonde because of Eight Girls Taking Pictures by Whitney Otto, which I'm loving so far.
I hope you're all having a wonderful week!
xo, Amanda

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

holiday sale!

Until December 15th, there is a buy one/get one sale in my shop! If you buy any print or paper doll, you get the second one free. Simply purchase one, and let me know in 'message to buyer' which print or paper doll you'd like as your second.
Happy Holidays!