Saturday, May 29, 2010

SHOOT: More Than Just Toys

Over the years, I've been lucky enough to meet and work with some very talented, creative people in the advertising world, who inspire me to no end—here are two of those people: Andrea Gavin and Amy Flanagan. Their talent shines in the new work for B. Toys. A few months ago I shot some kids for the catalog but not until I shot some of the actual toys yesterday did I realize the depth of their talent. Really. Every inch of the toy packaging is covered in color and texture and personality. Here's a tiny taste:   
And if you're a mama reading this post, get to Target now because the toys are flying off the shelves!

click here for an earlier post on the B. Toys Catalog 2010 photoshoot
and follow this link to chief B. toymaker Gisela Voss' wonderfully inspiring and funny blog  

The Little Buggers

What are these bugs all over my lovely lupine plant? Are they aphids? How do you get rid of them? Hose them off? They're all over this one plant but nothing else. What is it about this plant that attracts them? 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Career Day

So it was career week at my son's school. They asked me to do a day so I put together a "professional" shoot for 15 wild, happy kids. Brought in some giant balloons, a white seamless backdrop, a big fan, music and some costumes. (They thought the fan was the coolest thing ever!)  

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Top Shelf

Okay this is what the top shelf of my refrigerator looks like in Spring—mealworms, lacewings and ladybugs stacked neatly next to the baby food:
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