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A Fine Day In The Garden With A Fine Finish
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Elizabeth Isles
Today was a fine day to work in the garden. But I first had to pay my rheumatologist, Doctor Alfonso Verdejo a visit in the morning. Then with Rosemary in the car we went on a shopping spree for cat food and other stuff we needed, On the way home I filled my lawnmower jerrycan with gasoline and mowed the lawn for the first time this year. I did some heavy pruning until I hurt all over. But thanks to my very expensive every-two-week injection I know I will be able to move tomorrow.

I cleaned up late afternoon and especially made sure my fingernails were very clean. I prepared a tea tray and set up my portable studio. I opened the door to the very lovely and very English Elizabeth Isles, a figure model who has just arrived in Vancouver. She will be part of my red shawl series. I explained that in some way I wanted the pose to reflect what she loves to do which is to patiently and unmovingly pose for painters and photographers. Her idea was superb and in the Fujichrome colour transparencies we arranged it so that the finger of one hand was touching the other.

Here she is in a scan of a 3200 IS0 Fuji b+w instant print. Those who read this blog will have to be patient, as I will for Elizabeth to write her essay before I post her red shawl portrait.

The Red Shawl Project

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Previous Posts
My Turquoise Years & The Grand Coulee Dam

A Day In The Darkroom & A Solarized Violin

Because I Can

Black Folds & Soft Contrast

Me, My Black Stockings & My White Shirt

The Civil War At Ballet BC

Cinema Revisited

That H. Upmann Yet One More Time, In White & In Bl...

Reflections On A Scrotum

Me & My Jelly Shoes



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