Hastings Halloween

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We had SO much fun this Halloween. Not just on the day, but putting together costumes was also a blast. Rylan and Callie decided to match, and the fox head (Ry’s favorite animal) happened after, as a result of our reading His Dark Materials – so Rylan went from a wizard to being Callie’s fox daemon/familiar LOL. Shawn found this mask and decided he wanted to be an 80s slasher film villain – if you haven’t seen the ridiculous video we made, it’s on Instagram and hilarious to us.

I desperately need to get behind the camera again. I have missed it SO much. Whenever I go thrifting, I see so many things I would love to shoot with a model, but I don’t have anyone I can call up these days to go be weird with. So I just pass them by. Hopefully in the coming months I will be able to build up more of a community and WILL have those friendships that allow for shenanigans and art. I’ve been talking for years about wanting to do an art co-op (like…a decade of years) and I’m finally just going to START, just show up in the studio and invite others to join us. It’s very scary – anyway, onward to the magics.


Callie ran to hug the Grinch like she was running into the welcoming arms of her long lost bestie. Which is. I mean. Reasonable LOL. This kid is so delightfully strange, though we seem to have a steady track record of weirdos in this family.

I love living in a small town, so much. I love knowing people as we walk down the streets, bumping into neighbors, and friends, and strangers with potential. I love that I asked the owner at Vintage Inspirations if we could borrow a broom, and she was right on board – that was better than the broom itself, which was also super freakin cool. I just feel lucky and happy and in love with life.

Tiffany’s costume was simple and amazing, so I had to make her stand in bushes. The compositions are terrible and yet she looks powerful AF lol and I had to mess with the edits a bit because they were just neat.

And then, the chaos of us:

Artspace Fall Celebration

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Estrella Carter hosted a really fantastic event for the Artspace community – the stuff of dreams, really. I was thrilled to be invited to take photos of the event, and after I made the rounds with the camera, the kids and I had a blast. I am so excited to see this community come back to life again, and for the chance to be a part of it.

The donut challenge is now my favorite thing. As funny as the kids were – I don’t think I love anything as much as I love adults being silly. This goofy game filled up my soul bits.

For the kids, nothing really compared to the bouncy house, and it was the place to be. Again, it was so nice to see kids of all ages come together to be delighted by this simple joy. There were also lots of opportunities to make art – because of course!

Estrella’s family also provided some delicious fall foods, and there was so much good music and conversation. I’m just … well first, a little sad that winter is coming, because I want a hundred more days like this one. But also, so inspired and content after getting time to connect again, after too long feeling isolated. I’m very thankful.