Summer Postcards: a July series capturing snapshots of my favorite month
Special guests: my nieces who traveled six thousands miles to be here this month
Location: in and around HOME and BARN
Format: Instagram (follow username mayamade for sneak peeks)
What child doesn't find enchantment exploring grandma's attic? Dressing up in clothes from another era stirs imaginations and transports the wearer back in time. A few days ago my nieces discovered my mother's collection of vintage dresses and hats. Those tree-climbing tomboys (who only brought one skirt between the two of them for an entire month) were smitten. The silky floral prints and pretty little details of these clothes and accessories felt completely removed from their everyday world on a farm in Hawaii. For several days the dresses kept coming out to be worn around the barn. One evening a photo shoot unfolded that was pure delight. I know my little sister will be so happy to see her beautiful girls returning to a field of Queen Ann's lace at dusk. She's missing them so. This photo shoot was really for her, but I think you'll find it enchanting too. So with their permission, here's a sneak peek.
I'll share the photos I took with my real camera tomorrow. Yes, I still bring it out now and then during this Instagram month. Her two beauties always inspire me to create paintings with my lens.