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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Common Vision

You know one of the
best feelings in the world?

When someone "gets" you...

When you meet someone who
shares a common outlook,
or who sees things through
the same lens, so to speak. 
{ pun intended }

I have just such a person
in the form of my best friend, Tom.

You remember Tom, don't you?
You first met him here
when I introduced him as my new photography / stylist
assistant on any big, upcoming photo shoots.

Tom has an incredible eye,
and I've been sort of indoctrinating him into
the wonderful world of vintage inspired photography.

It's been a lot of fun, introducing him to my world,
and teaching him what to look for.

My edumacating him on the differences between tulle, tole and toile 
was worth the price of admission all by itself!

All of these photos you're seeing 
were taken during our most recent walkabout 
at Fredericksburg Trade Days.

And you know what else?

Of the 11 images I'm showing you in the post,
Tom took 8 and I took 3.

True, all the editing and post-processing 
was done by yours truly, but I am happily
surprised to discover that our styles are merging so seamlessly...

that it's hard to tell our work apart at times.
{ I know but I'm not telling }

We have mighty big things planned
in the days and weeks ahead,
so I hope you'll follow our adventures!

And you?

Who is your  creative kindred spirit?
I'd love to know!



Debra@CommonGround said...

You two make a great team. Your talent runneth over! I think the 3 of you need a trip north!
xoxo D

AuroraSuzette said...

I love it..the tutorial re tulle, toile, and tole, girlie. With you as teacher, mentor, Tom will do well I'm sure. I've missed you..I've been a bad non-blogger for months, but will try to be back. Hope you'll stop by to read my news!

Theresa said...

Beautiful work! You guys make a great team! Enjoy! HUGS!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I will be following along! Guaranteed!

Lou Cinda

Gayle said...

Ahhhh, that's the wonderful thing about blogging, you can find your kindred spirit even if they live in another country!!

So cool to be able to work with a kindred spirit .

Alice said...

Oh I love adventures! The photos are just beautiful. I'm a little jealous that you have someone to work with who shares your passion, who 'gets' you. Most of my creative kindrid spirits are online, but it would be so fun to find one close to me. That's one of the downfalls of living in a small rural community.

andrea@townandprairie said...

I agree with vintage makes it easy to find inspiration quickly...and can make you feel not so alone in your fancies. But the real joy is finding real tangible people who share a common ground. Love your guys' photos! I have that big brown's on our armoire...from our honeymoon in Jamaica! Have a great day!

Karena said...

Anne I think ALL of the images are wonderful!! So that tells me you are both fine photographers!!


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Lana Manis said...

Wow ~ I never would have guessed the photos were by two different people! I'm anxious to see what's in store..... :D

Lana Manis said...

... and I love your banner! It's so summery!

Amy Kinser said...

I think I am spending the week right now with my kindred spirit. I am in Louisiana with Becky from Buckets of Burlap and we are having an amazing time playing.

Love all of the photos.

Blondie's Journal said...

You make a great partnership! I can't wait to see how well you do together!


Vicki said...

You two make a great team. Wishing you both all the best and can't wait to follow you on your adventures! xoxo

savvycityfarmer said...

a hearty downhome vintage welcome to Tom .. he de' man!

my sidekick ... y' parisienne farmgirl .. who else ... she gets the inisde of my head

Faded Plains said...

Your right...the photos blend seamlessly. They're all beautifully done.

Sue said...

I loved this post, and of course the beautiful photographs that go with it. It's kind of funny, one of my best friends is a married guy. We've been buddies forever. He puts out a little newspaper here in Old Towne Orange where my store is. The website is We share a lot of vision, thoughts, and friendship! Thanks for such a great post!

Take care, Sue

Karen said...

For me that would be my soul mate and best friend, Mark. We have know each other for 32 years and married for 28. We actually know what the other is thinking and we each say it at the same time. I know, that's weird but it's true. We are just so connected. And we both LOVE doing home remodeling projects. People actually come to us for advice on their projects.
Thanks Anne. Your hubby sounds great!

Jemsmom said...

Oh my gosh!!! I so needed this right now and I was going to write to you to get your opinion as you really are an inspiration to me! I have the opportunity to intern with a photographer here in my town. I would do a lot of grunt work for free, but would be learning about all aspects of the business. The kicker is I would have to sign a two year non-competition clause. I am so ready to run with starting my own, but I know that I have so much to learn. I would love any feedback you give me!

Tricia said...

It does look like you two share the same vision. You both take beautiful photos.
xo Trica

Dear Lillie said...

There is nothing like finding a true kindred spirit, is there Anne with and "e"?

And wow - I can't even begin to guess which photos are yours and which are his! They are all beautiful. You are both so talented!

Dear Lillie said...

I forgot the comma after "is there" so my sentence above probably makes no sense....although perhaps even despite my typo you probably did get Green Gables reference! =)

dix said...

Love your compositions..very interesting and eye catching! And, yes, it is so refreshing when someone "gets you"! One can tell immediately whether they do or not! enjoying your blog....dix---

Connie in Hartwood said...

I look forward to seeing more of what you and Tom do in your collaboration.

Since you asked, I found MY kindred spirit, Robert, online (where else) on a rose forum. He invited other rose gardeners to visit his garden one spring, and I went with a couple of other ladies (who I had also never met in person). Robert and I immediately connected and began talking as if we were old friends. When the day was over, we vowed to stay in touch ... and we have become wonderful friends to eachother. We have seen each other through personal tragedy and celebrated our successes. Robert does garden things with me while my husband is doing his own thing ... in fact my husband calls Robert my 'garden husband'. Everyone needs a partner in crime.

It's weird to see 'Fredericksburg' here, and it takes me a minute to comprehend that you mean TEXAS, not VIRGINIA where I live.

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi Anne....this is very exciting for you.....of course I'll follow along on your adventure.



Susan said...

some great snaps of SOME peculiar items(even 1 or 2 that creeped me out a bit, LOL)!! Otherwise some great snaps of old junky stuff, and old nice stuff!

Is the deer head with the Holy Family Code for something? LOL

love the rusty library drawer that says "coupling"
That was a fun little trip :0


Journal Swag said...

Hi Anne, I'm testing. Blogger hasn't let me leave any comments on anyone's blog lately. Thanks,

Campbell Kids said...

Great pics - whoever took them! I was especially interested in the doll head. Was that all there was of the poor doll? As an artist who has completed many "reborn dolls" (they look like real babies when finished), I'm always tempted to rescue one like that!


Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

WOW all great photos! I love doll heads.......why is that?

DustyLu said...

How fun! Lucky! If you lived closer I would love to shoot with you! Have a wonderful day! Gorgeous images as always! Lulu

Heaven's Walk said...

BEAUTIFUL photos, Anne - and oh so professional! You two definitely compliment each other! :)

xoxo laurie

Lili said...

You always have that great combination of beautiful images and humor! The lesson in tulle, tole and toile had me imagining all the laughter that must have followed. What a great partnership with Tom, it does appear to be virtually seamless and gorgeous! xoxo ~Lili

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...just wonderful!
Are you two the next Fifi and Mark?

Unknown said...

Yours is either 1, 2, 3 in the order of pictures. Or the truck, the coupling drawers and the baseball hat in the metal rusted thingies. One of those combos.

bj said...

Hi..just coming by to see how things are going with you. I am liking every one of these photos..really great...all of them.
xo bj

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