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Kat's visit: May 4 & 5 (photoshoot, haircut, coffeehouse, Renaissance Festival, and Cinco de Mayo)

first, isn't my icon just completely utterly beyond adorable? :D :D :D

Thursday we did a nude photoshoot! I dragged several of the lamps into the bedroom and set up my tripod and made my first attempt at artistic nudes of someone else! Very exciting. I wish I had used a different backdrop, because after looking at them full-screen, I realize that that one is just wayyyyy too busy. But I still got some shots that I think are incredible. I really want to get actual lighting equipment and a studio... I'm so glad she agreed to model for me! :D Thanks Kat! ♥

Sacred Light

After the shoot I went out to get my hair cut. I was all excited because I just KNEW that the cut I had in mind was going to look absolutely fantastic on me. So I went in, waited around for the lady I wanted, and then when she finally came up, I showed her what I wanted (found a pic in a book) and she palmed me off on the lady who had given me a completely shitty haircut last time. But I thought, hey, maybe I just didn't explain it well last time, and how can she go wrong with a photo of what I want right in front of her? >:-( She lopped ALL MY HAIR OFF, about 3-4 inches shorter than the photo, and brought the cowlick of doom back to life! I was so furious I couldn't speak, could hardly think. Which is why I didn't think to refuse to pay, which is what I should have done. At least I didn't tip her. I seriously think she hated me (because I made her re-cut it last time, and then made it clear that I did NOT want her this time) and gave me a bad cut on purpose. Evil, evil lady.

my somewhat disastrous haircut

But except for the horridly stubborn cowlick (which I have to pin down because no mere glopping of gel will work), I've decided to like the cut now. The bangs at least are okay, and I like my dykey look, heh. I forgive you, evil haircutting lady. Go and commit hair-sins no more.

That night we went to the coffeehouse -- sadly there were people on my green couch (both times we went!) and so we sat in the front. I totally forget what we talked about, but I remember it was very interesting!

Kat lounging at the coffeehouse
Kat lounging at the coffeehouse

Bel lounging at the coffeehouse
Bel lounging at the coffeehouse

my partner at the coffeehouse
my partner at the coffeehouse

Then Saturday we went to the Renaissance festival!!! yay! I loooooove going, I love the magical feel of it all and especially the beautiful glass exhibits ♥ I found a Ma'at figurine that was of much higher quality than any I have found, so I just had to have it for my sanctuary. I loved that stall and wish I had taken photos of the amazing goddess statues and mermaids and Egyptian figurines, all wonderful.

We watched an acrobatic show, which was fantastic -- and I looooved watching the woman especially, she was so amazingly fit and curvy! They were quite funny and seemed to be having a blast.

RenFest acrobats!

RenFest acrobats!

and I had to take a million glass photos...

glass.... ohhh wonder
glass.... ohhh wonder

beautiful glass!
beautiful glass!

I love this shot
I'm quite pleased with myself for this shot ♥

magic ;-)
magic ;-)

delicate beauty
delicate beauty

swirl swirl rainbow alive
swirl swirl rainbow alive

and had to also take photos of beautiful Kat! in the lovely little alleyway we found.

beautiful firekat!
beautiful firekat!

Kat smiles
Kat smiles

my partner takes photos with Kat's camera
my partner takes photos with Kat's camera


faces in the board - me and my partner
haha, I SO have to find the shot where we did that about 4 years ago, with the same board ;-)

faces in the board - me and kat

and then I found the MOST AMAZING SKIRT EVER and my partner saw the look on my face and declared that we had to buy it. :D I changed into it before the receipt even printed! I love it so so so so so so so so soooooooooooooooooooo MUCH OMG LOVE!!!!!

me getting kisses from Kat!
me in my AMAZING SKIRT getting kisses from Kat!

me giving kisses to happy Kat!
me in my AMAZING SKIRT giving kisses to happy Kat!

me doing the kickback pose with Kat
me in my AMAZING SKIRT and my AMAZING purse, doing the kickback pose with Kat (not very well on my part!)

Kat gave me an AMAZING purse which is totally perfect for carrying my camera about in! It is EXACTLY the right size, EXACTLY the right shade, and it is even padded for extra protection! camera, cell, keys, and cards all fit nicely. I've never been so excited about a purse! it couldn't be more perfect if I designed it. The strap is even the perfect length! Unfortunately it doesn't photograph correctly -- it comes out as blue when it is quite violet.

And to wrap up the day, we went to my favorite mexican restaurant because after all, it was Cinco de Mayo! (as if I need an excuse to go there) Sadly, the waiter (a really great guy who often serves us) was quite set on doing his job and stopped us sharing the margarita because Kat didn't have her ID, but we snuck her half of it anyway.

me in headscarf
I am the queen of headscarf wrapping! Now if I can only remember how to do that style...

sharing a margarita! Only when the waiter's back was turned. :-p

dayum! one Kat-visit post still to come!

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wild_root_fruit ══╣╠══
That was a fun, colorful post. :)
belenen ══╣effervescent╠══
jamie and jill / make the earth stand
acid_burns ══╣jamie and jill / make the earth stand╠══
This post made me smile so much ♥
jamie and jill / make the earth stand
acid_burns ══╣jamie and jill / make the earth stand╠══
PS. Hey gays ;) I lovelovelovelovelovelove the haircut :) ♥
belenen ══╣teasing╠══
awww yay! :D after I got used to it I quite like it! ;-)
belenen ══╣effervescent╠══
:D yay!
kmiotutsie ══╣╠══
1. THAT ICON IS SO AWESOME!! i feel all fluttery and happy about that icon!! LOVE IT!!!

2. you should totally pursue photography bel, you're a natural. 100%.

3. your haircut, though not what you were prepared for, looks ADORABLE!! my sister mentioned how cute it was after you left and i told her i wished she'd said something while you were there, because you'd been so disappointed. so.. it has the stamp of sophia approval!! and kat approval too!! ;)

4. in the coffeehouse: politics and taxes ;) i also loved that purple shirt on you; i wish i'd taken more pictures of you in it.

sara sidle / a photographic soul
acid_burns ══╣sara sidle / a photographic soul╠══
I definitely agree about #2 :)
belenen ══╣artless╠══
awwwwwwwww! I'm so flattered, especially since I know how much you love photography! ♥
bel hearts firekat
belenen ══╣bel hearts firekat╠══
YAY! I'm so glad you love it! :D

awwwwwwwwwwww *million hugs*

aw, I'm glad Sophie liked it! ;-) and glad you liked it, of course!

that purple shirt is my favorite of all time. It was actually Hannah's, but I coveted it so much she gave it to me *giggles* :D
woah_the_kettle ══╣╠══
I wish I could have joined you guys! <333
belenen ══╣adorable╠══
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belenen ══╣effervescent╠══
I know, isn't it fantastic? I love it so much!
[emo] carefree
notashamed ══╣[emo] carefree╠══
i think the hair is FANTASTIC on you. I'm glad that you've come around on it a bit. i've had my share of bad haircuts, so I know how they can haunt you for awhile.

Kat is completely adorable. and yeah, so are you :)
bel hearts firekat
belenen ══╣bel hearts firekat╠══
aww, yay! I'm so glad you like it!

and thanks on behalf of both of us :D
armandii ══╣╠══
Ah, I too have a cows lick. I say stop fighting it and learn to love it, it adds character to the hair :-)
Lovely photos
belenen ══╣eccentric╠══
hee hee, I don't think I'll be able to stop fighting it! for one thing when they hairs stick up they wave around in the air and that tickles my head, so then I'm scratching it constantly like I have lice or something, ick!

couple ][ holding hands ][ daisies
delicatexflower ══╣couple ][ holding hands ][ daisies╠══

you look so beautiful in purple!

i love you in it, it glows so well with you!

i understand your feeling about haircuts...
i had a same experience in the past, i hated it
at first... but looking back, i really like it.

i think you still lovely just as lovely!
it's just a change you aren't used to, yet :)
belenen ══╣eccentric╠══
awwwwwwww thank you!

I'm glad you approve of the hair, I've definitely come around on it and kinda like it now. ;-)
sidheblessed ══╣╠══
That skirt is amazing! OMG I love ti!!!

You know the beautioful thing about hair? It grows! I think it is a little short for your face shape but by no means does it look bad.
colors of the wind
belenen ══╣colors of the wind╠══
lorelei_sakti ══╣╠══
Oh my goodness! What did they do to your hair? This reminds me of that scene from Little Women where little Amy says to Jo after she cut her hair, "Your one beauty!" But of course, your hair is NOT your only beauty! =)

It doesn't look bad; I just miss all your gorgeous locks.
belenen ══╣eccentric╠══
yeah, I miss it toooooo :-p but hey, at least I'm nice and cool now!
aubkabob ══╣aditu╠══
Very much loved this post, loved the pictures, loved the artsyness, loved the curviness, love love love!

Thanks for bringing a smile to my face when I felt that there wouldn't be one to be found.

A tumultuous time for us both, it seems.

Again, hugs to you.
belenen ══╣nuzzle╠══
awwwww Aubka-babe! ♥ ♥ ♥ *many hugs*

I got your email, ironically enough I'd been thinking about you for a few days before the comments & email, will definitely respond soon ♥ thank you for being so sweet. *hugs more*
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