There are lots of awesome connections being made and creative forces feeding off of one another these days in Austin. This situation, and the energy it breeds, are the very thing upon which I’m basing most of my impending projects and events.
On Friday, September 24th, I met Phill Janzen & Kira Pinion, who are working together on the collaborative project known as Keep Austin Pinup. Kira (Fleur Artistry) made me look fantastic, and Phill created some magical photos, some of which I’d venture to say are the best portraits that I’ve ever taken.
I made sure to bring some of the people with whom I’m planning and developing upcoming products and events along for the ride, in hopes that we can all benefit from involvement in the shoot. Megan Summerville (@SewSister) contributed the lace petticoat skirt and the black & white floral undergarments she designed and made, as well as the pearl necklaces from her personal jewelry collection. The black corset (which was worn in the shoot with a black waist-cincher on top) was purchased from Kuhmillion Lingerie. Kuhmillion is an online lingerie retailer owned by Beth Hempton, who also created SnuggleHerd and co-founded The WonderCraft. Beth H. and her business partner, Beth A., are working closely with me to present the October 23rd art, fashion, and fall shopping event at Starving Art Studios/EAT: Glitter, Glam, & Gore. All the juicy details about that will be posted here in the next couple of days!
KeepAustinPinup.com, Fleur Artistry, Kuhmillion, Megan Summerville Fine Lingerie, and JenniferHeartsArt.etsy.com will all have logos placed on some of the photos from my shoot, which will be printed and distributed for promotional purposes for all of us! Check out my previous post for details on how to get one for yourself. Autographed, even!
Meanwhile, here’s one of my favorite photos from the session, featuring my paintings. Enjoy. 🙂