Well this came in PERFECT timing. Earlier this month I did a pinup photo shoot. For all of you that don't know. I am a HUGE HUGE HUGE retro pinup enthusiast. For the rest of you that don't know my husband is a HUGE Tiki/Polynesian collector. So I wanted to do a photo shoot (more for me than for him), but one that he would enjoy. We have recently met some fantastic people that own the most amazing home tiki bar I have ever seen, The Storm Shelter and they graciously offered their home bar for my shoot with Boudoir Bombshells.
I cannot even begin to tell you how nervous I was for the shoot. I've done a few shoots before, but mainly with budding new photographer friends. Never with someone of Kristen's caliber and reputation. However, she was extremely professional, helpful, and engaging. Kristen and Timarie make-up artist extraordinaire, showed up to my house to get me dolled up mid morning. We chatted and had a great time. Afterwards we headed over to The Storm Shelter and started the shoot. I have to say it was very difficult to let loose, I think I need a couple of stiff cocktails, but not sure if that would have made the shoot "easier" or me just plain sloppy. However, it was a fantastic experience and it loosened me up for the second half of the shoot where I cavorted downtown Cocoa Village and the marina in nothing but a swimsuit. That wouldn't ordinarily happen EVER! However, I was confident in Kristen's abilities to airbrush me into perfection!!!!!!!
So this adventure of the month was brought on for many reasons, but my pursuit of it has been spurred on by reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. Not once in the entire book does she say that she wants to do everything in the entire world, but she does want to be happier. She isn't unhappy. She feels very content with her regular life, but why settle with contented, if you can be over the top, fly me to the moon thrilled happy. So in one of the chapters of her books she discussed how she learned to live within failure, to embrace it. Well I haven't ever been the type of gal to love failure. If I do something I want to "win", however, I have also let that keep me for doing things that I have wanted to try. I want to "try" to be featured in a retro pinup magazine. Do I fancy myself a model? Absolutely not. However, I do fancy myself someone who embodies the feminine and sexy traits of pinup girls from yesteryear. Plus I really want to be in a magazine that I can tote around in my old age whatever retirement community I end up in and say...
"Hey, lookie here young fella/lil missy, don't sass me, look at these pictures. I was quite the looker back in my day."
So I submitted first to a website I have followed for years www.pinuppost.com and I will be submitting to Retro Lovely Magazine when I get my images for upload. However, today in my inbox...I got my daily subscription email and I opened it and ::SQUEAL:: I'm on their site!!!!!!! I'm SOOOO excited and thrilled and I am so happy that I am pursuing my "adventures" and learning to not fear failure. This can apply to so many aspects in life. Fear holds us back so very often. I'm glad to start working on this aspect of my life!!!!!
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