Don’t let them fly away and die..
~Shelter your dreams~ is one of those pictures when I saw a vision from the first shot I took of that mushroom 🙂 This is just a fragment of it, please visit my Facebook page to view it full.
© Ausra Marcinkus Photography 2014
Come along if you feel … spring is in the air… nothing too complicated.. just easy walking and having a great time. This walk started at Trafalgar square and bloomed at Classic Car Boot Sale where we had an opportunity to feel the 50’s and 60’s spirit, vintage clothes, cars…loved it to bits. Great time spent with my daughters. The pictures were taken by my daughters and me.Thanks to the organizers of https://www.facebook.com/groups/londonphotowalk/
This one was taken by my 8-year-old daughter Auguste. We were lucky to catch the new weds 🙂 More photos are here.
This is a story how Auguste turned into Evie – a Victorian Schoolgirl. Our lovely school gave us a homework which turned out to be very exciting for all of us. As always it was done the night before the right day. So, I had to start from scratch and to find a way to get my daughter a costume of a schoolgirl of Victorian Era… I started online, of course, and got my first idea here. Then I remembered that my husband has an old shirt of that dark blue color, so I used it for a dress, and I used two old under skirts of my girls’ dresses for an apron. My advice – never throw away some nice materials 😉 I am not much of a seamstress but from time to time I make something. It took a while to get friendly with that sewing machine again but after about two hours it came out better than I thought. But that was after we had to get ready Auguste’s hair for a Victorian hairdo. I don’t have any roll-ups so I had to make them and then I found in my crafts box some leftovers from some project I never finished.. 😛 These were some tubes made of magazines, rolled and glued and they worked perfectly for the roll-ups! I cut both ends a little bit so I could put a rubber band over it and it worked. And there I was – sitting and looking at my daughter’s first “roll-up” hairdo and thought – and this is how it starts.. She was so keen to see the result I didn’t have to tell anything about going-to-sleep routine – it was done quickly and quietly 🙂 In the morning we woke up earlier. The hairdo turned out to be awesome, the “costume” fit her perfectly and she was jumping out of joy. I cannot mention the fact that the teachers at school were amazing – dressed as Victorian teachers with canes in their hands, shouting nervously to come in.. This was fun. Auguste came back from school with her new name – Evie and she didn’t let me touch her hair for three days :))
Thanks to my daughter’s teacher (btw she is the friendliest teacher I’ve ever met), I didn’t have to think a lot about the header of this post :). The other day when I took my girls from school she asked me – what happened to Lithuanian plaiting school?.. ’cause their hair were a bit messy and usually I plait them every day in the morning. Yes, it gets a bit boring sometimes, that’s why I do different styles. Most of them you will not see in these pictures because I just don’t have time to take them (morning, rush..) but I’ll show you some. Eventually I started to notice that I like it a LOT. Not only plaiting, I just like to be creative on one’s head. It all started a long time ago. I remember doing my niece’s hair as a baby and now she’s 16.. Some people ask me where I learnt it. Of course – I finished Lithuanian plaiting school! 😀 …I don’t remember, actually, I guess my mom taught me, but now you can find all kinds of tutorials online. Oh, and I like experimenting with make-up (though I can be without it for days myself 😛 ) or face painting as well 🙂 Mhm.. I should think about my make-up and hair dos portfolio, maybe 🙂 Because at the moment most of the photos were taken just for the fact that I did it, not really artistic ones 🙂 Want to be my model? I’ve got some exciting news to come! Stay with me 😉