Much Love to the Artists

Edited selfie by John Crood  https://www.facebook.com/sckseedingphotography
Edited selfie by John Crood
https://www.facebook.com/sckseedingphotography

Lately I’ve been getting really awesome images sent to me by friends and strangers, just because. I find it flattering and am delightfully surprised each time. Most are edits of original photos, some of selfies I took as a teen and a very dear friend of mine who I attend school with actually drew me the old fashioned way, scanned it and posted it via facebook. That was incredibly sweet and I enjoy seeing all of these different renditions of…me🙂 Much love to everyone and hoping you have a great rest of the week. Here are some of the cool things I’ve been recieving:

Selfie edited by Amber Martin. https://www.facebook.com/amorekissesgfx
Selfie edited by Amber Martin.
https://www.facebook.com/amorekissesgfx
Someone who I lost contact with a while back sent this to me. He only spoke french so there was a language barrier between us, but I hope he understood me when I said "thank you, it's beautiful."
Someone who I lost contact with a while back sent this to me. He only spoke french so there was a language barrier between us, but I hope he understood me when I said “thank you, it’s beautiful.”
This one will forever be dear to my heart because Malaysia took the time to draw this by hand, and I appreciate her incorporation of my two different eyes. A lot of photographers try to "fix" this but she purposely chose to capture it. Thank you <3 ***At the moment I don't have any contact info for her besides her personal facebook page.***
This one will forever be dear to my heart because Malaysia took the time to draw this by hand, and I appreciate her incorporation of my two different eyes. A lot of photographers try to “fix” this but she purposely chose to capture it. Thank you❀
***At the moment I don’t have any contact info for her besides her personal facebook page.***

Passionate in Pink

It’s Women’s History Month – let’s stop being ashamed of the color pink. Let’s stop ridiculing women whose styles are “too feminine” or “not feminine enough” for our own personal taste. Sorry but I had to just put that out there. Moving on *photos by Daniel Wilson*

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There are some minuscule things we all avoid doing for some reason. Whether it is out of laziness, apathy or impatience: we all have that one small task we avoid til the small task becomes a larger task as time goes by. Fresh laundry keeps piling up at the foot of the bed because you haven’t decided to put it away yet. A homework assignment you have a month to do goes undone til an hour before its due. Mine’s silly and would explain my absence from blogging for a while: I hadn’t taken the time to update my browser. It’s silly I know, but I’m back and more fired up than ever to actually make some readable posts.

I’m in my final semester at my junior college and it’s bittersweet. I am going to miss my friends when I graduate. I am going to miss student life. I am going to miss being a part of the Vagina Monologues every year. Two years ago I felt that I had finally found my place and became comfortable, happy, and enthusiastic about coming to school every day. A new chapter is beginning in my life and I have to follow it. I have to move forward, but the memories and connections I’ve made will stay with me.

Emanuelle Beauty of Australia

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Also called EmmaB for short, is a new ALL NATURAL independently owned and operated company began by the lovely and innovative Kristy Elle. All products are 100% cruelty free with no animal derivatives and best of all, everything is GOOD FOR YOU! Available from EmmaB are perfume oils, moisturizers, body scrubs and so much more. Kristy is predicting that the website will be up and running this spring. In the meantime, visit her Facebook page to order goodies.

https://www.facebook.com/emanuellebeautyco

The BODY IMAGES: Part Deux ;)

“EveryBODY is different. EveryBODY is beautiful” – Nancy Amanda Redd, Body Drama

Last year, I had an incredible opportunity to work with Jes, otherwise known as the Militant Baker, for a photo series called The Body Images with the goal of her project being the showcase of real women’s bodies: not airbrushed, not photoshopped, just real, natural women. This was a wonderful project that I was honored to be a part of.

Last night, over 90 women of all shapes, sizes, ages and colors joined together for something incredibly powerful: a nude photoshoot containing us all, in hopes that someday, women will see these and no longer think they have to look like the women on mainstream magazine covers. They’ll no longer think their cellulite is ugly, they’ll no longer be concerned about the color of their nipples or the shape of their butt.

Jes’s goal is to produce a New York Times bestseller and to reach millions of women to let them know they are beautiful just the way they are, stretchmarks, scars, wrinkles and all.

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Some of the ladies outside of Lovesmack Studios, waiting to surprise a very luck train conductor.

Shoot Out to Benefit Rose Ranch Animal Rescue

A few weeks ago I was invited to a photo shoot with other models to raise funds for a local animal rescue. Rose Ranch Animal Rescue is north of Tucson and is run by Michael Howell. I got to meet many beautiful new friends and oh yeah… other models too! It was really hot that day so for the most part I look sweaty and flushed. Not going to add those photos to my portfolio but I am happy to have contributed to a good cause while spending time with the animals❀

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