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Shantha Marie Fountain (Qwerky Girl)
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I don't know if you've ever posted the picture that I had made a while back when she was a self picture of my eye if I'm not mistaken you got what like 60 thousand views that's pretty good or do you still have a record of that
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Money

"Wealth is the ability to fully experience life." - Henry David Thoreau

This posting will probably not win me any friends or followers, but that is okay.  We are all entitled to our opinions and experiences and for me, one of the reasons I used to be excited to log into social media was for the friendships, the learning, and the community that it held.

Google to a larger degree was a definitive place for me to hone my craft, build up my skill sets, and just make good art.

Over the last few months, whenever I log into my social media accounts, I see more advertising and promotion rather than simply the art or education that I had become accustom to.  It is actually one of (not all) the reasons I am not as present.  I want to log in when I have good art to share.  I don't necessarily want to see mediocre images or people posting art as advertising either.

I do understand that some people make a living by photography or art, in general, but when the promotion is without substance and is only being done to gain 'popularity or internet fame', it becomes rather boring.

As a way to put my thoughts together for an artistic piece, that also works as my entry for the AoSP April Challenge of Wet; I used my ring light, water in a bathtub, almond milk, and money (I had a barrier of tape between my mouth and that five dollar bill because money is gross) to illustrate my vision of selling out.

This is not a posting to sound callous or mean, it is simply how I feel towards art and especially my own; I make it because there is some idea or message I want to make or some sort of challenging fun I want to have.

Namaste! ♥

#selfportraiture   #money   #ringlight   #selfportrait  
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Escelente fotografia. La expresión de la fotografia lo dice todo, por desgracia, el dinero es el que tapa bocas, a la mayoria de las personas, la cual no me encuentro en ellas, por ahora. seguiremos y procurare seguir asi. un saludo.
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Hahaahaa Thanks everyone.  It is actually made of glass +Tai Mi , but I agree, rice and beans would be impressive.
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Thankies so much +Isabelle Fortin and +Gary Munroe =D
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Behind The Scenes

Some of you know me as the lady who does crazy make-ups and sometimes fancy portraits of myself; however, sometimes I get asked if I really do it all.  Do I do the make-up? Do I do the hair? Do I really set my own lighting? And, do I really get it all done by myself?

The answer is YES!

I thought, for the AoSP March Challenge Multiplicity shot, I would play off that theme of doing it all while creating my #12monthsofmakeup  Victory Roll look.

I struggled with the look because foolishly I forgot hairspray lol, but once the hair was done, the make-up was simple and classy to match the 1940's era. 

Very soon I will have the actual image processed for that project, but for now...

Enjoy your Sunday, my loverlies! ♥


#selfportraiture   #vintage   #multiplicity   #conceptualselfportraiture   #juxtapixelsphotodesigns  
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Awesome
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Oh +Rachel Houghton I know!  When I had the EMT sticky leads on, I almost lost skin!  They told me to be thankful I wasn't hairier like some of the men who get free waxing with the deal!

Thanks so much! =D
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"Change is not overcoming inertia as much as it is redirecting, guiding, tweaking what already is and what has already happened. We must believe that we can make choices and that those choices can alter the future." - Max McKeown
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12 Months of Make-Up

Make-Up Number 3: March

In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different. - Coco Chanel

After the panelists weighed in for the next month, it was decided that March would be Vintage Victory Rolls, and I got well under way to figure out my concept, plan my makeup and obviously hair, and strategize the shoot.   

Since victory rolls are kind of self-explanatory, I didn't have to research much except for a few different ways to wrap them up based on my own hair length.  In addition to that, I referenced some starlets from the 1940's to get an idea on how I should rock the make-up.  I opted for a softer, simpler look since the hair would take center stage.

Once I had the look, I had to think of how I wanted to shoot it.  

I decided to kill two shots with one session by creating my multiplicity shot for AoSP challenge, and also a nice close-up glamour shot for this project.  In both, I wanted to stick to a very vintage look all the way down to the processing.

I think it was a pretty good success.

What is it all about?
Earlier in January, I polled a few friends about new project I wanted to start called #12monthsofmakeup  and what they thought.  It was then that +Ralph Uy added it might be fun to let a group of willing panelists (aka anyone who wanted to join in on the circle) choose and vote on the concept for the next month.

So, I asked for anyone interested to to make a comment stating their interest as well as ideas to go into the idea pool for February (as I had January already planned), and I received a few responses as well as ideas for February (and now March onward).

Now, I want to invite anyone publicly to join the group, if you wish, to share ideas and/or vote on the upcoming theme each month.  All you have to do is say that you do, and you are added. Also, feel free to share ideas of makeups you wish to see me do.

How it works:
The first of each month, I will share a list of concepts/themes for make up to the panelists circle to vote on.

There will be one full week to vote.

UPDATE: Since we have an abundance of ideas, we are now doing a fun voting death match so to speak.  Certain themes go head to head until we reach a monthly winner!

After that week, the winning concept will be used in the month and the rest of the ideas go back into the pool for voting in the next month.  During the winning concept/theme reveal, I will also ask for any new ideas.

At some point in the month, before the end, I will shoot the image and post it with the hashtag   #12monthsofmakeup   publicly for everyone to see.

At that time, people will also have time to join the panel if they wish by doing exactly what I asked this month.

If it catches on, I may even throw out some exclusive hang-out invites to panelists to watch me work my magic!

If I end up with any other rules or processes, I will add as I go, but for now...

Enjoy! ♥
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this look so suits you!
beautiful!
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Another day, a different dream perhaps.

I created this image from my Alice #12monthsofmakeup  photoshoot series as a way to say thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday!

I make art for myself and for the enjoyment of my friends!

So, the best gift I gave myself (besides an awesome new pillow top) is making a new image to share!

Thanks my loverlies and enjoy! ♥


#selfportrait   #alicemadnessreturns   #gratitude   #selfportraiture  
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+Janice Hackney thank you so much sweet lady!
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Lehigh Acres, Florida - Rochester, New York - Goshen, New York - Cape Coral, Florida
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A Constant Artistic Conceptualization and Human In Progress
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Project Management - Design & Technology | Photographer, Qwerky Girl Designer, & eStudio Owner
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Winning, Being Awesomesauce, Project Management, Design, Photography, Marketing, Online Education, Learning, Management, Fine Arts, and anything I put my mind towards.