So I slept in today. Wooo hooo. What a novel concept. Got dressed and headed over to the girls' place.dicea
when out with me to have some fun in the name of my birthday (which really isn't until Monday but so what). The first thing we did was go over to Forest Lawn Cemetary
, which is a HUGE cemetary here in Buffalo filled with lots of famous dead people. I took my camera with me and we went and explored only a small tiny bit of it, probably about 1/8 the total amount of it, and shot two full rolls of b&w film. I'm hoping to be able to turn at least some of it into a tarot deck, or at least a artistic exhibition based on the tarot. I don't know if I will get all the cards done or not. but others have only done a few cards in their artistic pursuits. (see ursulav
and her website Metal and Magic
. she's an amazing artist and her lj is a hoot to read. If you don't already read her go now! But she has only done a handful of cards in her wombat tarot).
After exploring and taking lots of pictures we went for something cool to drink and food and then went to the zoo. I love the zoo. Buffalo's is nice because it's small and it doesn't take all day to see everything. Also, it's damn hot out so it wasn't real crowded. I like the Rochester zoo more because they have more of the types of animals I like to see (wolf pack, penguins) but Buffalo is really nice. This time I shot 2+ rolls of color. Dicea is saying I should do a cemetary deck and a zoo deck.
We will have to see how the pictures come out first though. I need to be brave and let someone else develop my b&w film as I can't get into my old dark room. OK it was my fathers. But still. The basement where it is is packed with all of my deceased grandmothers kitch so I can't get to the room. And that too is full of... well frankly... junk.
I promise faithful readers that once I have money enough to get them developed I will share with you the pictures I took today and ask for your opinions.
Until then... I need a shower to cool off and get the sunscreen off my body.
Think of me as I go get wet.