Hello there! It’s been awhile and you must be wondering… “what the heck happened here”? Well, this is a big turn around for me, a big change. You may not even come back here anymore since it looks so different. For several months I was thinking about letting go of selling cute carnival photos. It’s over. I have new ideas and I have to move on with them. I love creating with my own hands and lately these newborn headbands made specially for photographers (props) and bridal floral crowns are pure bliss to make! I wanted to pop in really quick to show you some of them. I am in a rush right now, because it’s time to feed my boys and I’ll come back later to talk about all I’ve been up to.

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Fall is here! Nature is a colorful canvas and I enjoy this Season very much. Another day I went groceries and they had fun looking pumpkins for sale and I picked the one below to decorate the lawn.

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Yesterday I went out with my husband and we strolled through the city for a bit and I had fun capturing some Fall colors.  I love taking long walks with my camera and seeing beauty in the ordinary.

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Photography makes me feel super good. I love it just for myself, I find joy in documenting little bits of life..

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My veggie garden is gone! We had a bit of frost another day. It’s time for some garden clean up and rest. I’ve moved all I could inside and I need to pot some herbs and place them by the window. I hope I can still plant some tulip bulbs where Tobias rests. His burial site will look pretty next Spring.

Cashew Caju has grown quite a bit. He is probably 5-6 months now. Super playful, curious and brave this lil’ guy.

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Naninha is the white cat you see very blurry in the background. She is 16 years old and she has CKD. Recently she caught a cold and her eyes are not looking the best, but she is getting better. She takes fluids to keep her body hydrated every single day. She’s my BFF since 98. Her son, Tobias Malaquias, passed away last January and I am still grieving. Loss of a beloved friend hurts so much. I wasn’t expecting him going so soon.

This scraggy black cat is Sid Pessanha. My husband adopted him even though he was the ugliest in the shelter, but the sweetest. That was very important! Once in a while we have to shave him off, since he’s not able to keep up with all that crazy hair! When I am on my computer writing or browsing the Internet, he climbs on my lap and rub his head against my cheeks. That’s the cutest thing! He is the most romantic cat!

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All photos shot with a Canon 50mm f/1.4 . Always go low on the same level as they are and wait for the good moment to click it! I usually grab a feather, or a interesting object and place right next to the lens when I want their attention. As soon as they look at it, focus between the eyes (very shallow depth of field for all these images) and that’s it!

Details over my studio work table. The fern is still alive and that’s great! It seems that those roots are looking for soil outside the pot and by the way, I bought it at Anthropologie, my favorite shop, too bad we do not have it here in this tiny city and how lucky is my husband? I find it cute those haired roots escaping out like that. There is also a rose scented candle, Russian dolls, a quartz rock and a bird nest I found in the street. All rest on top of a piece of slab.

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Os detalhes sobre a minha mesa de “trabalho” (yeah, right!).  A samambaia ainda não morreu, que bom! As raízes procuram pela terra do lado de fora do vaso que por sinal é lá da Anthropologie , minha loja favorita, pena que não tem aqui nesta cidade miúda e é muita sorte do meu marido! E acho lindas aquelas raízes peludinhas escapando do vaso! Uma vela com fragrância de rosas, as bonequinhas russas que ganhei da mulher do meu cunhado, uma pedra de quartzo rosa quase branca e um ninho de passarinho que encontrei na rua. Tudo em cima de um pedaço de madeira que restou de um aparador (para minhas plantas) que meu marido fez para a sala.

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I enjoy simple things, rustic and found.

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Gosto de coisas simples, rústicas e encontradas por aí.

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If you ask me if I keep my table always organized, yes indeed. I do not like mess, so I do my best around here.

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E se você me perguntar se a mesa está sempre arrumada desse jeito..sim, faço questão de manter tudo arrumadinho. Não gosto de trelelê na minha mesa.

Por isso que tenho que escrever em português, há certas expressões que só na nossa língua dá certo!

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I spread these magazines over the table to show you. It’s Flow Magazine, one of my favorites. Pricey, but lovely. I believe it’s Dutch, written in English. I prefer inspiring mags, with different, non popular content. I love paper as well and this mag brings illustrations, cards, tags and post cards that can be used to exchange with pen pals, nice articles about art, artisans and creativity. It reminds me of a kids’ magazine that I used to collect when I was a child. It was called “Destaque e Brinque” and it had some comics and little houses to cut and build, just like those paper dolls of the 70’s. My dad used to take me the grocery shop and we always made a stop at the newspaper stand on the way back home (there are tons of these stands in Rio, specially in downtown) to get newspapers and magazines. There are other magazines I like, but with the exception of Molly Makes, everything else can be only found online: Anthology, Click and Uppercase. I never spend money with Vogue, Glamour, Marie Claire and other popular fashion mags.

How about you? Any publication you like in print or online? Would you like to share about them here?

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Espalhei as revistas pra mostrar aqui. Esta Flow Magazine é uma das minhas favoritas. Cara, mas satisfaz. Acho que é holandesa, mas escrita em inglês. Gosto de revistas recheadas, diferentes. Esta não deixa a desejar, porque para quem curte papel como eu, ela traz ilustrações, etiquetas, adesivos, cartões postais e uns artigos sobre artistas, artesãos, inspirações, criatividades e leituras agradáveis. Me lembra de uma revista que eu colecionava quando criança no Brasil, uma tal de “Destaque e Brinque” que vinha com histórias e casinhas de papel pra destacar e montar. Todo mês eu aguardava ansiosa pela tal publicação. Domingo era o dia de ir ao mercado com o meu pai e sempre passávamos no jornaleiro. Ele sempre enchia a minha mão de figurinhas e revistinhas. Agora vou toda serelepe na livraria buscar a Flow. Eu sempre gostei de gastar dinheiro com revista, desde criança. Pois é gente, cada um com suas manias. E gosto de outras, mas não são vendidas por aqui (com excessão da Molly Makes, porque cidade pequena é uma merda!): Anthology, Click e Uppercase. No mais, não compro Vogue, Glamour, Marie Claire e nada dessas baboseiras de moda. Fujo do que é popular.

E você, qual a publicação gostas?

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The Summer is gone, but I kept a Summer beauty in the studio!

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O verão se foi, mas guardei essa flor do meu jardim. Secou, mas manteve sua beleza!

  • Vivi - Amiga tbm Acho que escrever em blog é diversao, qdo vira obrigação já não é legal.
    Adoro a cor das suas fotos, vc sempre pega um bom ângulo, uma luz natural ótima… Adoro!!!
    Bjos!!!ReplyCancel

    • Zilá - Obrigada pela visita Vivi! Beijos!ReplyCancel