Wedding planning in full force.
I started working full time as a photographer for a toy company. It was a terrible place to work. 6 months later I went back to my photo lead position at a tech company. That’s a long story.
I also participated in an art market at The Ugly Cupcake Muffinry (a cute café with some of my art on the walls). I made lots of resin pieces and a wood burnt tray to sell alongside some photos.
I got married! Everything shut down 2 days later and we had a staycation honeymoon.
I finally got some photo mojo back.
I apparently had a lot of blog motivation this month.
- My Toy Photos that Didn’t Fool the World
- The Toy Photo that Fooled the World for 60 Years
- Small Scale Documentaries & Reality Shows You Should Watch
- Toy Photos of War that Fooled the World for 50 Years
- Vogue and Toy Photography
- The Staged Photos that Fooled Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the World, for Nearly 70 years
- Surrealist Figure Photographers of the Mid 1900s
- Focusing on Toes
- My Ongoing Search for the Earliest Toy Photograph
- Creating Art that’s Intimately Yours
My research led me to a toy photo from 1898!
One of my most fun resin projects!
- Toy-esque Photographers | Onset of Photography through the 1980s
- EcoRelics, Jacksonville, FL
- Hans Bellmer – A Doll Day Feature
I decided to host a Halloween challenge, Lenscratch published my self-quarantine cat photo, me and my mom harnessed what I learned in 2019 at Indigo Art Therapy for our own intuitive painting session, and I traveled to Texas to train a new employee.
- I’m a Professional Cat Photographer Now
- Getting your Toy Photography Noticed
- Tourmaline .’s 2020 Halloween Challenge
- Keep Doing You
- The History of the Still Life
- Empire Toy Works
- The Standout Dollhouses of 2020 – so far
The Halloween challege was in full force and I traveled to Idaho for work.
I planned my first ever Christmas challenge,
- Tourmaline .’s 2020 Countdown to Christmas
- White’s Guide to Collecting Figures, Number 19, July 1996
- A Doll’s House, Style Magazine, January 2004
- The History and Psychology of Toys
- Historic Miniature Photography of a Different Variety
The Christmas challenge was in full force, I began selling my art online and I participated in a show/sale at The Ugly Cupcake Muffinry.
- 120+ Photographs of People with Toys, Library of Congress, 1840-1950
- You Can Now Buy My Art Online!
- A Toy Photograph from 1894
Looking ahead to 2021
- Today I will have another image up on Lenscratch.
- I have more than 8 blog posts already in the works.
- I’m planning on making art with my MRI scans and creating relating photos etc.
- I also have follow up images to my 2018 Monochrome series planned.
- Overall I hope it will be a year filled with peace and creation. I know things aren’t going to be different than the stress of this year immediately, but I’m hopeful.
How did your 2020 turn out? Mine definitely had more stressors than I mention here. But I like using these end of year posts to focus on the good.