Welcome to Reality Shot Thursday. I just have to say that we have had simply spectacular weather lately. Brilliantly sunny, warm temperatures – so nice after all the rain, hurricanes and freak snowstorms of late. I’m really loving it.
If you haven’t noticed, my blog’s URL has changed. It’s still hosted by Blogger, but it’s now www.mockingbirdhillcottage.com. If you link to the old address, no problem, as it will immediately be rerouted to the new address. But the new address is shorter and easier to enter, so go for it!
Anyway, back to Reality Shot Thursday. This is the time that we post a little peek behind the scenes, go beyond the pretty photos we all love so much, or simply show the reality behind that pretty shot. Here’s mine:
This particular photo is one I’ve shared before, in some variation or other. This is part of my studio. You can see the vintage feedsack shoe bag that I use to store things in, a vintage horse show ribbon, some of my embroidery projects, a photo of Don and one of me when we were both about 6 years old, a dress my mother wore as a little girl, some pretty wrapping paper and a silk parasol from Japan. Right below the shoe bag is a beautiful set of Chinese nesting baskets that I store fabric in. I’ve taken many photos of this area and it’s even been part of an article in Studios Magazine.
What you don’t see is this:
The ugly paper shredder that I store right in the midst of all this prettiness. I hate shredding things so I would hazard a guess that there’s about a year’s worth of paper in there.
There’s nowhere else to put it. When it’s time to take a photo of the studio, out it goes for the shot. But it lives right next to my pretty Chinese nesting baskets and right under my mother’s sweet dress. Sad, but true.
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