Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy Fourth!

Olly Golly, it's been a long time since I've made a post! So much going on in my world and I always forget to have a camera on hand to capture my adventures!

I am currently as of Friday officially 'unemployed' in the traditional sense.  I've got my museum work on the side and my dollmaking on the side, which now will come to the forefront as I've suddenly got oodles of spare time.  Going to see if I can make something of that before I become so frightened of my empty bank account that I go pounding pavement looking for 'work'.  Sometimes things happen for a reason so I figure it's time to give this my 'all' and see what I can do with it.

I've been to some living history events lately with my girls, using of course, someone else's camera so I don't as yet have my own photos to share!  But soon!

Finally got to have my 'likeness' taken with the girls in an official tintype and anxious to share that as well.  I'm picking up the tintype tomorrow in Old Town.  The gentlemen who make these do so as a public service in Old Town once a month for the purposes of a living history example of period photography.  So when they see people walk by in period clothing, they welcome the opportunity of  photographing them in their historical setting.  It takes a few weeks for the varnish to dry so the lucky subjects have to wait a month to see the finished product.  I'm thinking about possibly creating a 'tinted' version of the tintype!

Our museum just received generous donations from the direct descendant of the gentleman who built the Whaley House and I've been pretty busy working on them.  Got a few of the artifacts in the museum this weekend, and am anxious to share them with you.  Got my camera in my purse this time and will be there today taking photos, finally.

As I'll be in Old Town tomorrow anyway, I figure I'll put on my period duds again and maybe charm the tintype man into taking one more of me, alone this time.  Maybe with a special little historically inspired dolly I just finished an hour ago!

Look for photos of her in the next day or two as well!

Have a wonderful, free and appreciative 4th of July!  Eat apple pie, watch fireworks and hug someone you love!

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