My love of vintage photography often leads
to some version of these questions:
Who is this?
What brought them to this small captured moment?
in posed images which
involve some costume ... . .
WHY were they dressed like that?
Several years ago I came across this enchanting image
of innocence personified. How adorable is this child?!
She has come to be
my own personal Christmas Fairy .
(It's officially December, so I don't believe I'm
jumping the season for Christmas Fairies!)
Her clear direct look , with her starry crown and wand
just seem to bestow very special blessings of
M A G I C & H O P E .
Our cups can always hold a bit more
of those rare essences ... . .
As you can see, I've had great fun playing with many versions
of my Angel of Hope .. . as I've come to call her.
She's found her way to both digital
and stitched/collaged pieces of my mixed media.
Today she takes her place as my Christmas blog banner,
so I thought you might enjoy a bit of her history.
I do so hope she'll lend a bit of inspiration
to your holiday, as well as be a reminder to
hold great Hope for the coming year.
With the way this world is playing out,
we'll need all the optimism we can muster ... . .