Saturday, October 27, 2012


"The beginning of love 
is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, 
and not to twist them to fit our own image. 
Otherwise we love only the reflection
 of ourselves we find in them." 

Thomas Merton 

"My role in society, 
or any artist's or poet's role,
 is to try and express what we all feel. 
Not to tell people how to feel. 
Not as a preacher, not as a leader,
 but as a reflection of us all." 

John Lennon 

"The air we breathe,
 the water we drink, and the land we inhabit
 are not only critical elements in the quality of life we enjoy 
- they are a reflection of the majesty of our Creator."

Rick Perry 

Pictures by Marie Parker and Kelly. 
copyright 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Downtown Lynchburg

I went with my friend Kelly to Downtown Lynchburg. It was around the time the weather was changing, quickly slipping into Fall-ish weather.  We ate yummy BLT's at Water Stone then did a mini photo-shoot down the street from Water Stone. 

It was dark when we walked out of the restaurant.  There were old brick buildings, old factory buildings maybe, towering above us.  Down the hill is the River. Running along the river is a train track.  The street along side us was cobblestone. 

The buildings and architecture around us made for really interesting and cool back grounds. This was Kelly's first time doing a shoot for "fashion blogging."  She did good :)  (Obviously she took the pics of me and I of her.)   

What I wore:
boots: $10 sale Target
tights: $2? Gabriel brothers
white dress: free from my roommate
moraccan leather belt: $3? Goodwill
old t-shirt: I've had it for years!
cameo beaded necklace: $3 thrift store
jean jacket: $25 Old Navy
earrings: $1/$2 thrifted
bracelet: $2 thrifted

total-ish: $47

*There will be another blog from part of the shoot which was pictures using reflection. Very artistic and beautiful.  I won't say anymore. :)