Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dear Forest,

The Flying Clubhouse: Dear Forest
The Flying Clubhouse: Dear Forest
The Flying Clubhouse: Dear Forest
The Flying Clubhouse: Dear Forest
The Flying Clubhouse: Dear Forest
The Flying Clubhouse: Dear Forest
The Flying Clubhouse: Dear Forest
The azaleas are in bloom and they're stunning this year. It's wonderful to see some green on the trees. Despite all the showers, April has been a gorgeous month.

I cut myself some 'hat bangs,' which is what I call short bangs that look a little odd on me, unless I'm wearing a hat. Then they're smushed down and look perfect. The bang length I prefer goes into my eyes when I'm wearing a hat. I don't mind these 'hat bangs' since I plan on wearing wide-brimmed hats all spring and summer. When I'm not wearing a hat, I'll just pretend my baby bangs are edgy.* :-) 
*they're definitely not edgy - probably the opposite

reclaimed vintage dress: asos green room
hat // scarf: asos // new look
pendant: stuart nye
boots: thrifted

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Wisteria

The Flying Clubhouse: Wisteria
The Flying Clubhouse: Dogwood
The Flying Clubhouse: April Flowers
The Flying Clubhouse: April Flowers
The Flying Clubhouse: Wisteria
The Flying Clubhouse: Wisteria
The Flying Clubhouse: Wisteria
The Flying Clubhouse: Wisteria and Dogwood
"Wisteria and sunshine" is what a newspaper ad for an Italian Villa promised in the 1991 film Enchanted April. To Lottie and Rose, ensnared in dreary marriages and dreary London weather, the words seemed like magic.

To me, wisteria is one of the most enchanting flowers of spring. It explodes all over the trees and gracefully hangs down, blowing in the breeze. It's hard to miss the striking blue-violet color, especially when it grows in such large bunches.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Storm Warning

The Flying Clubhouse: Storm Warning
The Flying Clubhouse: Storm Warning
The Flying Clubhouse: Storm Warning
The Flying Clubhouse: Storm Warning
The Flying Clubhouse: Storm Warning
The Flying Clubhouse: Storm Warning
These are a throwback to early spring of 2014 - taken on a a disposable camera, 400 speed film. I didn't really like them, though, until recently when I processed them in Photoshop and put them in gray scale. The blurred effects were created by drawling on parts of the disposable camera lens in permanent marker.

These photos bring back good memories of the places where they were taken. The first photo was taken from the top of the old fire tower on Flat Top Mountain in Moses Cone Memorial Park (NC). It's a beautiful place, and a little unnerving when the wind is blowing.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Dogwood Time

The Flying Clubhouse: Saucer Magnolia
The Flying Clubhouse: April Flowers
The Flying Clubhouse: April Flowers
The Flying Clubhouse: April Flowers
The Flying Clubhouse: April Flowers
The Flying Clubhouse: April Flowers
The Flying Clubhouse: Dogwood Time
It's beautiful azalea and dogwood season. North Carolina is currently alive with blossoms and drenched with April showers.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Clubhouse News

The Flying Clubhouse: Daffodils

Zine

The autumn zine I planned on publishing a long time ago is being pushed back to October of 2015. I'm very sorry for delaying this. Life stepped in and changed the plans. On the upside, I'm opening up submissions again, until August 20, 2015. The new working title is The Flying Clubhouse Magazine, and the theme is still autumn secrets. So please submit, if you're so inclined. OctoberRebel [at] gmail [dot] com.

If your poetry was already accepted, it's still in, but I'll email you later to make sure you're still okay with it being published this October.

Greenheart

Recently, I shared my fashion favorites for the Greenheart Shop blog. Greenheart is a lovely shop with fair trade and eco-friendly fashion, home goods, and gifts. Two of my favorite summer dresses came from greenheartshop.org.

Clubhouse Shop

I opened a Zazzle shop with prints and greeting cards for my photography. I've been a Zazzle customer for years, and have always been satisfied with their quality and customer service. (Almost all of the art prints on my wall are from Zazzle)!

Have a sweet and spirited April!
Anna

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Black Umbrella

The Flying Clubhouse: Black Umbrella
The Flying Clubhouse: Black Umbrella
The Flying Clubhouse: Black Umbrella
The Flying Clubhouse: Black Umbrella
The Flying Clubhouse: Black Umbrella
The Flying Clubhouse: Black Umbrella
This black umbrella belonged to my great aunt who passed away years ago. I don't know how old it is, but it seems ancient and it's very delicate. My great aunt took excellent care of her things. I'm sure I've broken more umbrellas in my short life than she ever owned in her eighty-something years!

dress: asos (old)
boots: thrifted
moon pendant: light years

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Companionship

The Flying Clubhouse: Companionship
The Flying Clubhouse: Companionship
The Flying Clubhouse: Puppy the Cat
The Flying Clubhouse: Azalea
The Flying Clubhouse: Azaleas
The Flying Clubhouse: Snowdrop
The Flying Clubhouse: Snowdrop
The Flying Clubhouse: Squirrel
The Flying Clubhouse: Mother and Daughter
I've been playing with some cats that live with my relatives. The brown cat is Turbulence and the gray one is her daughter, Squirrel. The one with the white face is Squirrel's shy sister, Puppy. Turbulence and Squirrel are best friends and they love spooning and giving each other cat kisses. They're also friendly with people and enjoy sitting on laps and having their chins scratched. Lucky for me they're not camera-shy, since I love cat portraits. I seriously want to take them home with me!

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