Tuesday, August 19

Turquoise and Rust

Some folks I know are partial to pink, and others to red.But, apparently the only two crayons in my palette are turquoise and rust, and I see them everywhere.I spent a delightful day with the beautiful and talented Constance yesterday. (She looks great set against turquoise and rust in Asbury Park, doesn't she?) (See the T and R in this one? Way back there on the horizon.) It was taken inside of the old casino on the boardwalk in Asbury Park. You can't really make out their sign, but on the left (on the boardwalk) is the wonderful shop Bodega.
Judi's santos
Ever since I was fortunate enough to be a guest at Judi Riesch's home, I have been lusting after santos. I've searched high and low . . . on eBay and every other place I thought might produce one of these charming saints. Today, the first thing I saw when I walked into Bodega was . . .Of course, this lovely santos came home with me, but I bought a crown too. Because sometimes you just need one.This might look like a turquoise crown, but actually, Constance is wearing a halo. I saw it yesterday. I think that she might be a saint.
In addition to several bags full of books (St. C and her husband are unloading their extensive and wonderful library before moving in October -- pause for crying here), I left New Jersey with these two gems from Constance's workshop.

It's too bad she didn't have anything in my COLORS.When I can't find naturally-occurring rust and turquoise, I put them together myself.
The first spread in Kiran's new journal.

Hope you're still with me, because you simply must go here . . . but bring a thermos of tea and perhaps a blue tent. I am delighted to be included in Seth's current issue of The Pulse.

14 comments:

  1. Dear Leslie,
    Thank you, THANK YOU for driving two hours each way to come for a visit, talk about a saint!!

    Your photos really turned out great! You're a great photographer. Thanks for your photo advise!

    Will it be Ok if I send Gabriella the crown photo????? I will wait to make sure it is alright with you. If it is can you watermark your photo too?

    PS I think you photoshopped me big~time, so thank you for that too!!! ;=)

    Happy Reading!
    xox
    Constance

    See you soon!
    Find that Rhinestone bb!!

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  2. PS Kiran turquoise and rust pages are beautiful!

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  3. I'm ALL over the turquoise and rust....AND so thrilled that soon I'll be in the same room with both you and Constance...

    can you even believe that??!!!

    congrats on the Pulse...I'm playing too!! It's going to be so fun to follow Seth's project along.

    x...x

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  4. Lucky you to be able to spend time with Constance. Wonderful photos of her. I love the crown you bought.

    Paz

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  5. Such beautiful photos, Leslie! Wow, I love those colors together too. Isn't it funny how sometimes things just talk to you.

    Denise

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  6. Leslie,

    Just stopped over to say hi before meeting you this weekend.
    I'm sure you gals had a great time in Asbury Park visiting the Bodega Shoppe.
    Great photos! Constance looks "Hepburnish" as always :)

    I Look forward to meeting you on saturday.

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  7. i do not know
    where to start, missy!

    the word for this posting
    -----> eye~for~detail
    {{ OK, that isn't ONE word,
    but you know what i mean
    as
    you have it }}

    did you know
    that pink some*times
    turns to rusty loveliness
    DURING HURRICANE WEATHER?



    me neither,
    but
    true.


    :-)

    while the crown is to die for,
    i know you shine
    all
    on
    your
    own.

    {{ i kinda want to fast*forward
    and see kiran's face
    whilst looking at this book
    years from now.
    in my mind i see it.
    he is wearing a Rust~colored T~shirt
    and Blue jeans. }} }}

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  8. What a lovely essay on turquoise and rust. Beautiful portraits of Constance.
    I'm looking forward to meeting you too!

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  9. Very good blog.

    Some of your shots are very inspiring.

    When you have time, make me a virtual visit. :)

    Keep giving us nice photos.

    Best regards!

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  10. did I tell you that

    in my (colorful)

    plastic bowling pin set

    from circa 1962

    my favorite pins were the

    turquoise and brown

    I remember holding them

    together and sighing

    "ahhhhhhhh"...

    I am claiming

    that this qualifies

    as turquoise and rust...

    such a lovely post Leslie

    each and every image

    and thoughtful word

    so much love

    and wonderful colors

    see you soon!

    can't wait...

    xox - eb.

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  11. Two thoughts.......
    1. What a fabulous book you are putting together for Kiran. The color scheme is warm and appealing...makes me think of the southwest....clay, sand, leather, turquoise stones, sky, water.....just wonderful. Kiran is one lucky fella'.
    2. How lucky YOU are to have spent the day with Constance. The two of you took some fantastic photos that day. I understand that she's heading my direction (Texas) soon.......maybe one day I'll get lucky enough to spend an afternoon with her learning more about using my camera. Isn't she an amazing artist?
    Happy Saturday!
    ~Allie

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  12. I just found your blog through Karen Cole's, and I have to tell you how beautiful it is! I've been seeing a lot of journaling lately, and I think the one you are doing is inspired.

    Thank you,

    Kate

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  14. What a wonderful post... I love your ideas, your layout and your beautiful photographs... thank you for capturing art and humanity! Roxanne

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