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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

When life becomes art



Winter's nightgown

spreads

across a dormant

April countryside

that refuses to rise.
 

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But it's from the inside 

where spring

flowers

in 

Minnesota.

At the farmhouse of a friend

Clara and I played

with 

French antiquities


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and petal-thin frocks.


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The more the three of us experimented



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the more we realized 

that our lives are



masterpiece that shape-shifts

the light beams that meet us.


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Glorious morning

we search outside

of 

ourselves 

for spring
 

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and come back

finding it within.




All photos taken by me, anita pelayo rivera©

Model: Clara from Clarabel Vintage/Antiques, Minneapolis
Antiques and property courtesy of a friend in the countryside


Saturday, April 2, 2016

From Late Winter Blues




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to 

blushing spring hope


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things can transform with 



simple stroke 

of 



When my friend Clara 

who owns 

the local vintage shoppe 

clarabel vintage



agreed 

to 

model for me during my 

spring break

we both knew something special

was about to happen

during 

our photo session.


We started to

pretend

our beautiful city 

of 

Minneapolis 

was a Parisian canvas.


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A dramatic

monochromatic wardrobe

was what we both

had in mind 

to 

realize our vision 

but as the sun brightened

Clara traded in her


Chanel heels



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for 

golden slippers.


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We drove back to my home

to the 

ticking of time
 
then

the magic ensued.


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Clara entered through a portal 



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came out the other side

changed



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and so did I.


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the clock struck

DONE



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Clara went back to work



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but she's still 

and 

always will be

that 



to me.


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Thank you Clara for providing the tulle dress, brass crown, flowers and the generous play. This was the best spring break I've ever had.