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I grew up hearing the adage that Art Imitates Life, and in mine it seems that my Life Imitates Art.  This has been especially true since beginning the Reliquarian, if you've read some of the other blogs I've spoken of the parallels, and how almost...


Tutorial: Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake Shoes

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_text_separator title="Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake Shoes - from ``Higher Learning``"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]The Cake Shoes were one of the easier and more fun props/costumes to make.  It's relatively inexpensive to do on your own, and honestly...

A Second SuccessionCR

A Second Succession

Since I was a child I was enamored with antique keys, skeleton keys, old house keys.  I've seen projects and thoughts, ideas, and inspirations from childhood weave their way into the reliquarian from so many directions.  I believe there are certain interests and predispositions we...


Unsung in the Bleeding Wood

"I can not do this on my own."   We write what we know, where we are, and who we are in our lives.  I often question why my protagonist is this little girl who spends so much of her time lost and wandering, unsure, but soon...


Forlorn in the Forest of Essence

  It doesn't surprise many when I list Alice in Wonderland as my favorite childhood disney movie.  I was particularly in love with the concept of the flowers having personalities, and the idea of rocking horse flies, and bread and butterflies.  It stems mostly from the logophile in...


The Key to Everything

With all the chaos, the props, the artistry, the costuming, the sets, it is amazing to me that the image that has caused the most discord for me has been the what should have been the most simple of shoots.  A little girl, in the...


The Impermanent Fragmentation of the One Becoming Two

We began this journey with me inviting a team of my favorite creatives, artists, and beautiful minds to share in a birthday celebration and hear about this ridiculous idea I had.  Since then it has seemed this project is a series of ridiculous and outlandish...


The Turning of Pages

The idea for the Reliquarian began 2 years ago, seeded from a conversation between Cadence and I, it spent the next year rolling around in my thoughts, gaining little pieces of inspiration and traction; at the time I thought it would be just an image...


Adjudicated Virulence

Sweetie knows that I deal in tough love, and decided to give me some back recently she hopped up on the chair and reminded me of my own advice: “You make it happen or your make excuses… get to shooting.”   When I was a teenager doing...