Thursday, July 24, 2008

I dreamed I dwelt in marbled halls

I have a small fascination with Maxfield Parrish. Sure, his art looks like bright poster kitsch (and many were), but his brilliant wash of colors and fantastic dreamscapes have been in my imagination since I was young. My favorite image of his is this one, possibly because of the peace of the scene. I can't tell you the number of times I've wanted to be that man, sipping his morning coffee, staring off the parapet of his castle at the village below.

[Which leads me to a small digression. I wonder sometimes what life would be like if I were a tall burly man with excellent health, instead of a petite woman with an immune system far too prone to stress. I think I'd like it. Also, I could reach tall shelves.]

The reason why I'm thinking about Maxfield Parrish is because the photo that I took above (taken on DuEl) reminds me of the color and composition of his work. The brilliant flowers and fey avatar especially remind me of his stuff, although my garments should really be grecian robes instead of the rainboots and knickers. Ah well, at least they're excellent rainboots (from Algernon) and knickers (from Royal Blue).

***Poses today are by AnaLu! Thank you, ma'am, you really know what suits a clothing model.
***Nails: Shop Seu Cream nail
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Hannah in Frosted Copper
***Belt: Perturb/ation BLUFF in black
***Shirt: ~silentsparrow~ thorns gown top in (ashes)
***Pants: Royal Blue Harem pants in taupe
***Tail: from Queen Titania's Court faun in fire
***Boots: Algernon *Alg.* Rubber Boots -- they were free at the iTuTu skybox event
***Socks: amerie's Naughty Candy Socks in STAR
***Glasses: *ottico* FreeGlasses, GlassesHolder
***Bracelet: Atelier AM Star bracelet


Nissa Nightfire said...

wow -- ach! these pictures are fantabulous :)

Auntykuro said...

awww thanks! i've been working hard on my slphotography.

Candace Sargent said...

Gorgeous pictures! I always enjoy your posts on the feed. I was wondering where your ears and skin came from? I really like their look!