July 29, 2007
Weekend of Constant Sewing
I pretty much sewed all weekend except for the times when I was so tired that I just sort of sat there and stared at the wall or babbled incoherently. I guess I stopped to play spirit of the century for about 5 hours. I was a little too exhausted to game, but it was still fun.
I made some bloomers like I said I would. I didn't want to deal with an authentic drawer pattern, so instead I made up a pattern. My first attempt was very sad (I failed to put enough ease into the hips and thighs), but my second attempt turned out okay. I wanted knee bloomers, but I made them a bit too long. Since there is casing in the bottom I can tie them up around my knees when I'm wearing them as period underwear (ie. they won't be visible). Anyway, I have a very easy pattern if I want to make pajama pants in the future. (Even easier than parachute pants!) ^_^
I got the extra boning into my corset, which is now sporting 44 bones not counting the busk. I'm done with boning for a long time. I also sewed along the bottom and top edges to hold the bones in place. I manged to have a slight freak out when I pulled out a bone to adjust it's length and it shed a tip in the middle of a casing inside the corset. After beating my head against the table for a minute or two I sorted it out by ripping out half of the casing and then shaking the whole corset vigorously until the tip fell out.
The bust of the corset still doesn't fit as well as I would like (should have gone with a smaller top measure, I think), but it's good enough for now. I still have to bind the edges and sew some lace along the top. I got some really pretty black lace with a spiky edge that should look good (assuming I can stand hand sewing it on). I'm not sure if I'll be able to get a drawstring into the top binding since I'm going to have to bind it with a thinner width than I normally do. I think a drawstring might help with the bust shape problems though, so I'll probably try.
I had some trouble tracking down eyelet lace that was wide enough for my petticoat ruffle. I eventually found some out at the Joann's on the east side (thanks again for suggestion and the ride Danielle! :). The only problem is that it's a cream color, so I'm going to have to make the petticoat out of muslin if I want to match it (my broadcloth is a bright white).
I washed the lace and some muslin tonight and I'll iron them tomorrow. I also got the pieces traced tonight. I'm a bit torn about the size I should make. My hip measure is exactly between XL and XXL but my waist measure falls firmly in XL. The sizing only changes the pieces in the front and side front, so I can probably get away with cutting either. I'm torn over whether or not I should cut a size that is in between the two sizes. It would be easy to do, but I've got no idea how it would fit.
Overall I think I'm on track for GenCon, except for the DocWagon thing. I don't know how I'm going to pull that off. Maybe I'll be able to use some of my normal clothing for my 1890's shirt and free up a little time. It would really help if the folks running that game would hurry up and cast already. Bleh.
July 28, 2007
I bought a pocket watch while I was out running errands yesterday. I had been eyeing it up for about 6 months, and my wrist watch was getting sad, so I thought I'd just go ahead and see if I can adjust to using it as my only watch. It's an old wound watch, which I find highly amusing. The gears inside are visible through both sides of the watch and it is a bit smaller than the standard "pocket" sized watch so it will be a bit easier for me to carry. It also came with a matching watch chain (very cool).
The second dose of the Triple Sulfa medicine (which is a broad spectrum anti-biotic) went into my fish tank last night. There are two more doses to go, but the fish are not improving, so I went out and picked up some anti-fungal medicine today. I can't use the fungal medicine until I'm done with the Triple Sulfa, so it will be two to three more days. Hopefully that will work if the Triple Sulfa does not.
I managed to get the tank temperature down to 78 degrees (F) by lowering the temperature in our apartment. I think the problem was that the apartment was too warm during the day when we were off at work.
My corset is about 75% done. I had to add some additional boning for more support. I sewed in the extra casings last night, so now I just have to cut and tip the bones and bind the edges of the corset. I'm torn on whether to put a dart into the bust area, as I think it's a tad too big. We'll see what it looks like with more boning I guess.
I've managed to arrange some modern stuff to wear under the corset, except I still need some drawers/bloomers. I'm going to try to sew myself a pair of bloomers today. They won't be period correct, but they should be acceptable as underwear and period "inspired" outer wear. Depending on how well they turn out I may make some pajama pants using the same pattern later. I don't know if I'll get to tracing the petticoat pattern I want to use today or not. We'll see how much patience I've got.
I finished the last Potter book on Thursday. Sorry I was a tad cryptic in my last post. Toothaches make me grumpy.
July 26, 2007
Eight Things MemeThis meme comes from Viv. In the spirit of being a rebel, I'm not going to follow all the rules. (I'm holding firm on my morals here, so sue me.)
Here are my eight facts/habits. In case you didn't guess I'm choosing to break rules 4 and 5. Please see 6 below for an explanation.
- We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
- Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
- People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
- At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
- Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
As I said, I'm not planning on tagging anyone. If you would like to fill out this meme just leave me a comment to let me know and grab the rules off the top of this post. :)
- If it was not for modern medicine I would be a vegetable. When my mother was giving birth to me the umbilical cord got wrapped around my neck and was strangling me. I was delivered by emergency C-section, which saved me from the exciting possibility of brain suffocation.
- As a child I believed my parents' cat was smarter than me. She was one year older than me and damn smart. She taught herself to hunt by watching another cat and then figured out that she understood plate glass windows, but birds did not. She died of kidney failure when I was 12.
- I got my first computer when I was in high school. I was extremely proud of having it all to myself. It was also my first CD player. The first 14 CDs I ever bought (to play in my new computer) were all Japanese imports related to anime series. I loved music, but I was more than a little out of touch with the mainstream.
- I have been practicing bio-feedback since I was in middle school. I was originally referred to a therapist to be trained in bio-feedback exercises because of my migraines. The training helped me to understand and control my body and my reactions to stress far better than I ever had before. Back in those days I carried around a lot more social anxiety than I do now.
- Because I'm not a very religious person, I often make up my own "traditions" and "superstitions" to follow. For example, folks who have visited my apartment may have noticed that I have a string of bells hanging next to the inside of the outer door. I ring those bells when I enter or leave the house because their sound keeps out "bad things" that might be lurking outside. I don't actually believe in evil spirits or curses or intangible but malignant forces like that. This is just a tradition that I created because I could and I like the sound of bells. It allays some of my anxiety about the outside world and helps me see my home as a protected safe haven.
- I try to never pass on memes or email chain-letters with an overt demand that others propagate them. I started doing this when I was in high school and email chain-letters started getting annoying/bad. I like memes, but I don't like forcing others to do things they would rather not. I'm perfectly happy to be tagged, just don't expect me to send things on to others with any demands upon them to do them or pass them on further. I also tend to break whatever meme rules I find inconvenient. I don't have a good excuse for that. I'm just a touch stubborn about the arbitrary rules I allow in my life.
- I desperately want to publish a book. I can't figure out why or what it should be on. I just really want it too happen.
- I'm a collector. I find it difficult to resist the urge to complete a collection once I have a part of it. This has lead me to own some books that I may never read and various other things that I may never use. I am trying to work on this and hope that some day I can bring myself to get rid of many of the things that I don't really want/need/use. For now I'm just trying really hard not to collect things that I don't want to own for the right reasons.
On a completely unrelated note I would like to mention that reading two thirds of the last Potter book in one day is an extremely good distraction from a toothache. Also, I harbor great resentment against my dentist for not being willing to see me today.
July 23, 2007
Fish Medicine is More Than a Little FishyI did the 50% water change yesterday (bringing the salt down to about 2 tablespoons worth for the whole tank) and cleaned off my poor plant so it isn't coated in algae. My fish are still quite active but they are not eating as well as I would like.
I stopped at the fish store to ask for advice about the weird mouth fungus yesterday afternoon. I was a bit annoyed to notice that the tank my fish came out of at the store is currently suffering from an infestation of ick. If I could get rid of the ick a week ago they should be able to do better than that. They absolutely shouldn't be selling fish out of that tank while they're all sick! Gah!
I also noticed that they had bunches of hornwort finally. I cry. I want to put it in my tank so badly, but I can't add any plants or fish until I get these disease issues sorted out. ;_;
I haven't been able to find any fish disease books, so I caved to the guy at the store's suggestion that I buy fish medicine. As far as I can tell fish medicine is black magic snake oil. 90% of the things they had on display claim that they will cure the same six poorly defined ailments. I guess my fish fall under the imprecise umbrella of "cotton mouth" regardless of what their actual disease is. As far as I can tell online this means they might have either a bacterial infection or a fungus.
I think the medicine the guy gave me was anti-fungus (the package isn't super clear), so if the fish don't improve I'll have to start over and dose them with something different that might kill a bacterial infection. I'm going to do some research on the medicine ingredients before I put the first dose in the tank tomorrow, just to make sure it's not going to be super bad or dangerous to the fish and plants.
I wish I had a better resource for advice. I'm getting to the point where I don't trust many of the guys at the fish store. They can't even seem to agree with each other on whether I should do simple things like keep salt in my tank. I disapprove of this unscientific stratagem for dispensing advice.
I was also very disturbed by an off hand comment the guy made yesterday. He said something to the effect of, "Well at some point you're just better off buying new fish." At some point yes, my fish might be too sick and need to be euthanized, but they are not even near that sick right now (and besides, that's like $20 worth of fish! I'm not made of money!). It seems wasteful and cruel not to treat them just because they are sick. I sure as hell wouldn't be buying $20 of fish out of your magical ick tank to replace them!
There's only one major fish store in Madison that I haven't been to. It's down on the south west side, which is more out of the way, but might be worth it if their people were less uneven. I don't know.
Maybe I should just give up on the fish store guys being non-stupid and invest more money and energy into educating myself. There are in theory many good books out there I can learn from. I've already got a really good freshwater species book taught me that I've been running my tank way too hot. Incidentally aquarium store guy, I don't care what you have to say about the fish being acclimated to a temperature that's almost 5 degrees outside their good range, I'm going to believe in the book that has five stars on Amazon over your gypsum selling ass.
As you may notice, I've been getting increasingly upset about all of this weirdness. I want to know who to trust. On the down side, my experience is extremely limited and I need to be more suspect of information I can find on the Internet. On the up side, I obviously have a much more patient and scientific temperament than many of the people I've met through this hobby so far. Googling for aquarium related things I find a never ending stream of impatient, uneducated newbies. Okay, there are plenty of intelligent and experienced people out there too, but even they often can't agree on the best way to handle many common problems.
I did spend some time talking with Alan's parents about fish keeping the last time we were over at their place visiting. They apparently kept a lot more fish than he remembered back when they lived in Kansas City. It was a nice reality check, since they're both smart and observant people. Hopefully I'll get to chat with them about fish more in the future.
July 21, 2007
Various, Including Costuming and FishI've been pretty bad about writing lately. I haven't been able to find poetry for the last few Fridays and I keep forgetting to put up photos on Mondays.
I'm trying to get through some costuming for GenCon in August and an event in September. I'm making good progress, but I still have a lot more to do and not as much time as I would like. Hopefully my underthings should be done this week. Then I can move on to finishing an 1890's jacket to go with my pink skirt and get a jump start on the natural form gown I have to do.
My fish are doing okay. After the 50% water change I did on the 10th they improved pretty quickly. By the 14th they were without ick spots, but I've left the salt in for a further week. I'm planning on doing a large water change tomorrow and moving back down to two tablespoons of salt (in the whole 10 gallon tank). Unfortunately, I think the fish still have something wrong with them. They've all got weird white fungus looking spots on their chins which are worrying me. They don't look like ick, but they've spread since I got the school.
I'm hoping to get my hand on a book on fish diseases next week, since no one at the fish store could even tell me what it might be. I'll cross my fingers that it is something I can fix rather than some sort of horrible fish terminal illness or something. That would be just my luck.
On that note, some of my driftwood is now growing white fluffy fungus. I find it unlikely this is a good thing. I'll take them out and try to scrub them off when I do my big water change tomorrow.
Anyway, I'm sorry I haven't been writing more about what I'm doing. Posts might be a bit scarce until I get through some of the sewing that I need to finish. So, hopefully things should be more normal by the end of September or so.
July 14, 2007
Tales from Earthsea Movie Review
After the gross disappointment of the Earthsea mini-series, I was extremely excited about the potential of a Studio Ghibli movie. I purchased it through JBox at the first opportunity and watched the official subtitle the day it arrived at my door.
I loved the Earthsea books as a child. Le Guin wove such a beautiful world in those books and I wanted to be able to see it. I loved how everything revolved around the sea and how the many races and cultures in Earthsea had such rich history.
Unfortunately I did not see any of these things in Tales from Earthsea.
The sea was marginal, only an afterthought. The slavers lost their ships. Sparrowhawk's ship had about 5 seconds on screen. The exchange between Sparrowhawk and the cloth merchant (about whether or not a cloth was actually from Gont) was as far as I could tell the only mention of other cultures or places. I'm not even going to touch the issue of color. I think Le Guin has already done that far more gently than I could.
The villains were laughable and we never had a good idea of what they were actually going to do to threaten the world. Sure, Cob babbled something about "opening the door between life and death" but we did not see the dry land and Cob showed no hints that he could or had done anything to cause magical trouble there. Cob's goons were absolutely laughable. They were treated as caricatures, stereotypically evil, and cowardly when they couldn't overbear someone with force. They were not people. They were two dimensional cardboard cutouts shoved in to serve a shallow point in the story.
Arren's Shadow sub plot was practically incomprehensible (I really have no idea why they thought that was a good idea at all). There was no hint as to what had fractured his personality to such an extent or driven him to murder, and there was no direct resolution of any but the most mental levels. I'm not sure if I even believed in the mental resolution as the character portrayal in that scene was very stilted.
The sword Arren carried was never explained. Sparrowhawk commented at one point that it was forged with magic and that he doubted Arren could open it. No one every mentioned why Arren couldn't open it. When he drew it near the end my thought was, "Oh lovely, and he's achieved what now? Why should I care if no one has told me anything about what it means?"
Cob started out as a promising villain and got incomprehensible and stupid near the end.
His first major action was to attempt to kill a minion who had "failed him". I was not deeply impressed by this weak and stupid ploy to make him look classically evil. It did not help that he really had no depth to his fear or passion. His rants were unimpressive to say the least and other than the fact that he was a wizard with goons at his beck and call, I could not feel at all worried about him.
I'm going to mention two minor characters, because I think their treatment was absolutely disgusting and shameful. The two old women who visited Tenar for a fever remedy were so strongly stereotyped that I felt them to be offensive. Just like the goons there was no attempt to make them int people with real motivations and desires. I can't believe that they didn't look even worse for Japanese audiences. The old biddies had no trace of tatemae/honne, they were just utter self serving bitches the whole time they were on screen.
On the whole, the movie lacked the beautiful movements of Miyazaki's movies. His son obviously does not understand how one captures the physical habits and quirks of really people. Goro's people moved like dolls and often did or said things in a way that was "convenient" to his plot, but did not feel very realistic. This may seem like a small thing, but to me it is one of the great and beautiful joys of his father's movies.
The important speech (with the "moral" of the story) was given three times. Sparrowhawk to Arren, then Therru to Arren, and finally Arren to Cob. This was really a bit much. We the viewers really didn't need to be banged over the head with it like this. I understand why Le Guin felt "the film's 'messages' seem a bit heavyhanded".
After watching the last ten minutes of the movie, I was wondering if someone had slipped some hallucinogenic drugs into my water when I wasn't looking. It was just that incomprehensible. I still don't understand what was up with the dragon (needed at least a little foreshadowing) or what Cob was really threatening us with other than immediate bodily harm (scary but hardly world shattering). I didn't understand why much of the chasing around the castle ramparts was needed or why on earth Arren though he might have a chance to live after going back to face the murder he had committed.
In the end this movie did not leave me frothing at the mouth the way the mini-series did, but it left me with a deep feeling of disappointment and sadness. It wanted to be a much better movie, but when it came down to it it just wasn't. There were too many poorly developed characters and too many poorly thought out plot decisions. I didn't believe the characters grew or came together or learned anything. I didn't believe the villains were a real threat to the world. I didn't see a glimpse of the Earthsea that I love (which would not have required those other things to be fixed).
Mr. Miyazai, your son was not ready to make a movie. His movie is not worthy of the Studio Ghibli imprint. He has a long way to go if he wants to be a good movie maker, never mind a great one.
July 13, 2007
Potter MemeThis meme originally came from Big A little a, but I got it via Katie.
1. Butterbeer or pumpkin juice?
I'm really not much of a fan of sweet drinks. I do like creme soda (which most of my friends agree is the closest us muggles are getting to butterbeer), but I definitely wouldn't want it every day. Since most of the descriptions of pumpkin juice seem to suggest it is cool and thirst quenching I assume it must not be sweet (or not very sweet anyway).
I guess I'll go with pumpkin juice then.
2. What house would you most likely (or want to) be in in Hogwarts?
I'm actually guessing Hufflepuff. I was very much a bookworm as a kid, but I recognized early on that hard work can be worth a lot more than talent. Also, as much as I know I'm smart, I've never seen myself as the creme-de-la-creme of intellectualism.
3. If you were an animagus, what animal would you turn into?
The boring old standby of house cat. Probably a wild type semi-long haired with the traditional brown/black stripped pattern. I suppose I'd need a "beauty mark" coloring irregularity on my forehead, since all animagus seem to be marked in some way.
4. What character to you empathize with or resemble best?
As a child I was a lot like Hermione, except for the fact that I never had such steadfast friends. I was very much the bookworm, know-it-all, and even had the tendency to tattle to teachers down. I was shyer than Hermione though. I expect being in such a small school makes that a tad easier for her.
5. What position do you play at Quidditch?
I wouldn't. I have been miserable at sports since I was in kindergarden. I would probably be an okay flier, but would develop a reputation for being hit in the head by the quaffle repeatedly during practices because I wasn't watching for a pass/shot. After a while no one would pick me for their team and I'd be volunteering to referee most of the time just to make the situation less painful for everybody.
6. Which teacher is your favorite?
Despite his short tenure at Hogwarts, I'm going to go for Lupin. He is an overwhelmingly good guy and a very effective teacher. He also nurtures his students in ways that I really appreciated from my teachers in real life.
7. Any Harry Potter 7 predictions?I'm going to predict that the bad guys lose (giant surprise there, huh?). I've giving about a 30% chance of Ginny getting killed, which would make me sad. I like Ginny a lot.
July 11, 2007
Stupid FishLast night I did a 50% water change in my aquarium. The water I removed was filthy. I've upped the salt content to 4 table spoons, but I can't raise the temperature any higher. At 81 degrees the fish are spending a lot of time opening and closing their mouths. At 82 they were sluggish and seemed rather unhappy so I brought the temperature back down. I've been feeding them twice a day.
The ick is getting worse. Three of them are covered in it now and the others have a few spots. I appreciate that it takes a while to cure, but this has been going on for over a week. I'm not sure who to trust. I'm not sure if the fish can take a higher temperature if I get something to aerate the water more. I don't know if more or less salt would help. Every resource I look at disagrees and half of them suggest broad spectrum antibiotics, which will kill my nitrogen fixing bacteria.
I hate every unscientific f*ck who thinks they can give aquarium advice without understanding basic biology and I mostly want this to go away.
July 09, 2007
Monday Antique Photo, Part 12
I have another family photo this week. I think the woman's outfit dates this firmly in the Edwardian era (near "Titantic" fashions if you ask me; I love the feather trim!). The back is inscribed with the names of the children: "Santo (died in 1918)" and "John". The parents are only identified as "Mom" and "Dad".
The 300 dpi version of this photo can be found on it's section of the period photos page.
They Remind Me of NausicaaI'm working on getting my Monday photo up, but I wanted to pause to put this link up. My mom sent it to me and it is just too cool not to share. The original link she sent is from Rag & Bone Blog.
There is apparently an artist by the name of Theo Jansen who has focused on something that he calls kinetic sculpture. He makes these absolutely unreal pieces that move like some sort of giant alien monsters. They remind me very strongly of the huge creatures in Nausicaa: Valley of the Wind and somewhat ironically, they are powered by wind.
There are a number of other impressive video clips of his work available as well as numerous still pictures (which don't do it justice). I am very tempted by the longer dvd with videos of his work that is sold by strandbeest.com.
Alan also suggested that the Victorian steam punk folks might find this stuff thrilling and exciting. I agree, but I just can't stop seeing them as organic (despite the fact that similar designs would almost certainly work as purely mechanical and steam rather than wind driven). It's beautiful but extremely creepy in that sense.
July 06, 2007
Poetry Friday, A Little LovecraftOnce again I am home sick on a Friday. Between my fish problems and illness totally screwing up my plans, this really hasn't been my week. At least I can put up my Friday poem, I guess.
I thought I might put up something by Lovecraft this week, since I've been reading a lot of his work lately. I was surprised to find that Lovecraft was a fairly prolific poet. A lot of his work shadows the style of Poe and his contemporary poets. I actually think a good chunk of it is too wordy for my taste (I couldn't get through "The Fungi of Yugoth" with my head pounding like it currently is), but there are a few slightly shorter poems that I like.
A lot of Lovecraft's published works are now available in the public domain. I've personally been reading them off of wikisource, since they overtly require research and proof that works are in the public domain before they will put them online. There is some argument about whether the copyright on all of his works has expired, because of the terms of his will and a lack of proper copyright extensions being filed after his death. I don't really understand all of the issues involved, but there is a discussion about it on his wikisource page.
I chose this poem because I liked the imagery (and it is relatively brief). The wikisource page where I got the text of the poem is here. In most of Lovecraft's works cats are the only wholesome creatures and they will often try to defend their owners from evil and madness. This poem is the only exception I've been able to find so far.
by H.P. Lovecraft
Babels of blocks to the high heavens towering
Flames of futility swirling below;
Poisonous fungi in brick and stone flowering,
Lanterns that shudder and death-lights that glow.
Black monstrous bridges across oily rivers,
Cobwebs of cable to nameless things spun;
Catacomb deeps whose dank chaos delivers
Streams of live foetor that rots in the sun.
Colour and splendour, disease and decaying,
Shrieking and ringing and crawling insane,
Rabbles exotic to stranger-gods praying,
Jumbles of odour that stifle the brain.
Legions of cats from the alleys nocturnal.
Howling and lean in the glare of the moon,
Screaming the future with mouthings infernal,
Yelling the Garden of Pluto's red rune.
Tall towers and pyramids ivy'd and crumbling,Belfries that buckle against the moon totter,
Bats that swoop low in the weed-cumber'd streets;
Bleak Arkham bridges o'er rivers whose rumbling
Joins with no voice as the thick horde retreats.
Caverns whose mouths are by mosses effac'd,
And living to answer the wind and the water,
Only the lean cats that howl in the wastes.
July 05, 2007
Good and Bad Luck with FishSo my S.A.E. passed away some time while I was at work today. I don't know what was wrong with him, since he didn't have any ick spots and the water temperature should have been well within his okay range. The fish store says there is nothing wrong with my water (nitrates are fine). They also suggested always salting my aquarium a little to promote fish health. I want to know why they didn't bother to tell me this before my fish got sick.
On a morbidly tangential note, I am now firmly convinced that Sushi Muramoto sells the best sushi I've ever had. They opened up in the new section of Hilldale a month or two ago. Alan and I have gone three times and every time the food has been excellent. I think the main thing we were noticing was the amazing quality and freshness of their seafood. The only one of their non-sushi dishes that we have tried so far is the miso soup, which is quite good (plenty of sea weed and tofu!).
I only really have two complaints about the place. The first is that it is designed to be a high ceilinged, hard walled space, so it is quite loud. This is not so much of a problem if you avoid the weekend rush or eat a little later or earlier. My second issue is more of a personal thing. For some reason their wait-person uniforms constantly make me think of safari clothes. Part of me expects that they are going back into the kitchen and killing my dinner with their own hands (after wrestling a pit of crocodiles to get to it). Considering the general clean, slick decor those uniforms just seem really out of place to me.
July 04, 2007
Victorian WhaleI think I passed this on to a few people already and to be honest, I don't remember where I got the link from originally. I just thought it was kind of neat that the whale provably lived that long.
July 03, 2007
Argh...My fish are covered in white spots. This is just not my week, I guess. The guy at the fish store said to do a water change (already done) and add salt (2 tbsp / 5 gallons of tank; will do later this evening using kosher salt). He also said I could raise the water temp a little to temporarily give the fish a metabolism/immune system boost. I turned it up about 1 degree. I turn it up another one tomorrow morning and probably another tomorrow afternoon (shooting for about 82 degrees fahrenheit). The store is closed tomorrow, so I'm supposed to bring in a water sample on Thursday.
I am no longer sure why I wanted to keep an aquarium. Despite all the literature saying that it's relatively easy and painless I have been having a pitiful time. I'm pretty sure I'm doing most everything "right", but I'm still getting screwed by the perverse whims of fate. I wish I knew if there was anything I could have done better.
July 02, 2007
Monday Antique Photo, Part 11
This Edwardian beauty comes from a home made album produced by an amateur photographer. I have several other photos from this album already (all the photos are pasted on a dark gray paper). I find this one kind of amusing, since the huge hair bow seems a bit silly to my modern sensibilities.
The 300 dpi version of this photo can be found on it's section of the period photos page.