Thursday, August 19, 2010

Beach balls and Kokeshi

Ahh, Merry Christmas. I've been shooting a Christmas story for the last couple of days, and was it ever hot. Nothing like shooting a roaring fire on a 29 degree day! I'll try to post a bit of a sneak peek later ;)

I've just posted some new images on etsy. I've actually just sold a set of the kokeshi for a girl's bedroom (they were 10"x10" each) and one of the beach balls prints, so I thought I should finally put them up on etsy. I'm kind of slow on these things.  I'll get it together one of these days!


I took this shot while camping at Monck Park. This image is just a sample of my hazy memories of camping there as a child. 

I have a small collection of Kokeshi and decided to shoot a few of them. They look especially happy in a bedroom or a powder room. 

Now that Christmas is wrapped up, I hope to be able to take a couple of hours to check out some of your fab blogs today. Have a lovely day!

24 comments:

Missing Goat said...

So lovely. Don't you hate Christmas in August - I was never a fan either. Glad it's over, maybe I can see you soon.

Vintage Home said...

...These little dolls are so sweet....Love the Umbrella in the sand picks!

Vintage Home said...

...sorry I ment beach balls!

Heather said...

Cute! I love the beach balls!

Robe said...

Shooting for Christmas already - bah humbug! But at $30 I think these pics will make a perfect gift!! Mark me down for the beach balls - LOVE them!

christine said...

I love the dreamy beach, it's so... dreamy, haha. Great photos! Looking forward to seeing your Christmas shoot!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I've been going to Christmas press shows throughout July and August - I never get used to it!

Looking forward to the sneak peek!

mise said...

The beach ball shot is a definite think-piece, the sort of image that I try to read meaning into long after seeing it. And Christmas already! And me with no presents purchased.

lisaroyhandbags said...

love your new prints! ah, shooting Christmas in the summer - brings back fond memories at Chatelaine! :)

yardage girl said...

Hello! Thanks for dropping by my blog. Your blog is lovely too, and I've enjoyed reading about your trips to Australia (and Melbourne). Let me know if you want some vintage shopping tips for your trip down under at Christmas! Nic

Marisa Midori said...

Those kokeshi prints would be dynamite in a little girl's room! Coolest kid ever.

Callie Grayson said...

Love the beach ball photo!
xx callie
ps finally fixed the problem with the comments! yeah!

Fräulein Klein said...

Oh, how lovely!
Your images are always so wonderful!
Have a nice weekend,
Big hugs, Yvonne

Gigi said...

Your post has sent me into a mild panic about Christmas. This is the time of year that I start to get that nagging feeling that I really should do my Christmas shopping in advance and get more on the ball and just be better about the whole holiday thing. It never happens, and I'm usually uneasy all fall about it! :)

That beach ball photo evokes such deep childhood memories and nostalgia. Like Mise, it's an image I'll carry with me and think about. Really wonderful.

xo Gigi

kate / tinywarbler said...

i love christmas in august, or july too.
such pretty images janis. i love the colors in the beach ball shot. perfectly summer.

shellie said...

i love the kokeshi pictures....there is a lady who also sells the most adorable block printed kokeshi dolls too....i hope you sell lots of prints!

Shereen de Rousseau said...

the beach balls are beautiful. I love them!

Pooch Morning Glory said...

awesome photos and prints. really cute
you just rock on with that christmas thing... i will just close my ears ...:)
~laura

S and O said...

Those dolls are so cute :D
Xoxo
Sarah

Kristen said...

Ha! I forget you're in Canada — when you say "29 degrees" I am thinking, did she mix up a 9 for a 2 there (99°)?!! I think in terms of Fahrenheit... and um, 29°C is not that bad. Come join me in TX where the high today is 101°F!!!

Can't wait to see pics from the shoot :)

Love the Etsy images... must check out your shop!!

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

Checked out your online shop this weekend; sorry to say didn't make it to check-out, skint as usual. Love your images. Have a wondrous week; Linda...

the chirpy bird said...

Aww beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more of those pics too!
xoxo tash

Kara said...

These are so cute and pretty!

Flo said...

I love this photo where you just sugger... I can create my storie...