Poppy Fields and Memories

IT. HAS. BEEN. A. WHILE.

Have I been keeping up with the r/WeeklyPhotos 52 week challenge?

No. Because I suck. And I barely have time to do extracurricular activities outside of my work/gym, in truth. However, I am determined to catch up, so stayed tuned.

In order to balance out my schedule, I took the day off from the gym today and I had some time to shoot flowers around the house.¬†Our gigantic rose bush is in bloom right now, but tonight I’m going to share my favorite photo of the poppies in our front garden.

My earliest memories of poppies hark back to summers in the country side of Romania. Our next door neighbors’ backyard was FILLED with poppies and toward the end of summer, their youngest daughter Maria and I would pick the dried pods and eat poppy seeds like they were candy.

I recall everyone telling me not to eat too much because it would make me fall asleep. But while Maria did pass the fuck out, I would be totally energized. They have the same effect to this day. These poppies, however, are nothing like the tennis ball sized beasts that grew as tall as my 5 year old self.

They’re gorgeous nonetheless, so please enjoy and come back for more photos soon! It’s flower season!

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Winter Blues

It’s definitely been a hot minute since I last posted here.

Truthfully, I haven’t touched my camera in a while. The most I’d have to offer at this point would be some unedited photos of my face after I got my hair done a week ago.

Not only have I not been inspired to do photography lately, but I just never feel like there’s anything I want to photograph in winter, especially when all the snow is melted and the sky looks like a giant gray blanket. I’ve never found joy in photographing in artificial light.

I’m looking forward to spring and the annual crop of floral photography that you all know will be showcased here. For now, I’m keeping myself occupied creating floral embroidery pieces that I’m planning on throwing up for sale in my Etsy shop (link for those who want it). I currently have made-to-order Disney princess aprons for sale.

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I’m also planning on creating new prints for my Society6 shop. Since the election season, my Nasty Woman prints have been doing really well and I think feminist art will be in the works. I donate proceeds from the sale of these pieces to Planned Parenthood.

There’s certainly no lack of creative projects happening for me. I’ve also got a year-long goal of doing one fully rendered fashion sketch per week.

Somewhere in there, I’ll be fitting in photography. Stay tuned.

Hit up my other blog for more activity though – Vivologie – where I post all kinds of reviews, DIYs, and more.