Sisterhood Stories – Organic

I don’t have much going on worthy of writing a post about at this time.  Though I’m a busy bee in the garden, life is quiet, settling in it’s daily routine.  Hockey season is over so we’re not rushing out of the house at ungodly hours every weekend now, so mostly I sip my coffee and watch the birds.  It does feel good to be slowing down and enjoying the warmer sunny days.

I’ve been working on some new fine art photography work, mostly inspired by organic matters.  Abandoned birds and wasps nests, feathers, rocks, shells, etc.  I took many photos that are still waiting to be edited, but you get the idea. I’ve also been very lucky to find an amazing Etsy shop where I bought real butterfly specimens for collectors, that I use as fine art props.  Shop is called Insect Art and I’m absolutely thrilled with the butterflies she sent me!  I could photograph these all day.  They do require careful handling, and probably make me look creepy having so much fun playing with dead things, but I’m so inspired by them, I honestly don’t give a damn!  Here’s a little glimpse of what I’ve been doing with them.

butterflies

And just to creep you out even more, I’ve also bought from the same shop, some gorgeous beetles.  Gorgeous, if I say so myself.  Keeping with my organic streak, I’ve pushed the madness a bit further and I ended up with  a series that is not my usual style, that would probably have the neighbors call the looney bin to pick me up, but that I assume entirely. It required a lot of planning and bribery.  I even had to sew a shirt (in 30min flat!) from an old drop cloth (it was mean to be torn, so…).  Photos were added to my editing pile, but I’ll leave you with one so you can see where I’m headed with this series…

Organic matters

Love it?  Hate it?  Can’t wait to hear what you think!  This post is part of a blog circle, please visit my friend Sue’s blog and don’t forget to leave some love along the way…

9 Comments on Sisterhood Stories – Organic

  1. Laura Evans
    April 30, 2014 at 9:39 am (6 years ago)

    so beautiful chica … your work is inspiring, & i love the “dead body in the back yard”. But down time is nice, a chance to focus on yourself maybe. xx

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    • Isabelle
      May 1, 2014 at 7:12 am (6 years ago)

      Thank you Laura! We’re having a lot of rain, so down time is welcome at the moment xox

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    • Isabelle
      May 1, 2014 at 7:12 am (6 years ago)

      Thank you Sara xox

      Reply
  2. Claudia
    April 30, 2014 at 4:38 pm (6 years ago)

    Definitely love it! And cannot wait to see more photos of the series. And while I am not too much into bugs, beetles or even butterflies, I do admire their beauty, which you portrait beautifully.

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    • Isabelle
      May 1, 2014 at 7:13 am (6 years ago)

      Thank you very much Claudia xox

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  3. Boo
    May 6, 2014 at 10:18 am (6 years ago)

    Wow Isabelle! You really have a way with making things look so beautiful. I love all these pictures. Hopefully though, the next organic fine art collection won’t involve spiders….. xx

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    • Isabelle
      May 12, 2014 at 9:15 am (6 years ago)

      Unless, they’re dead spiders, it won’t happen 🙂

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  4. Kay Maguire
    May 14, 2014 at 7:57 am (6 years ago)

    Love this side of your work. Just beautiful

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