Category: Family

The Magic Within Bootleg Studios

It is almost a pity that #lockdown2020 is coming to an end, at least in Berlin. The lifting of the restrictions in in this city are nowhere as generous or liberal as the other German states, but nevertheless, there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel. Travel is still off my list of

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Living with Feline Dementia (CDS)

Many of you have met Lolita already, housemate extraordinaire of Cherry. Although I adopted her together with Cherry (they were a package deal at the shelter), Lolita had to stay back another 10 days in the infirmary to recover from her second tumour removal surgery. Lolita is 15, a cancer survivor, half deaf, half blind,

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Re-creating Old Hollywood Glamour: Grace Kelly Serene Elegance

The Old Hollywood Glamour Project is still very much alive and kicking! For as long as I have the willing and able model to work with, I will keep it up and see where this all leads to. This time we took on the almost impossible serene elegance of Grace Kelly as a challenge and

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Six Years Ago

“The smile is a very important feature of the human face… I feel that a genuine, affectionate smile is very important in our day-to-day lives. How one creates that smile largely depends on one’s own attitude. It is illogical to expect smiles from others if one does not smile oneself. Therefore, one can see that

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Mother’s Day 2020

I struggle with Mother’s Day ever since Mommy passed away, simply because I miss spoiling her on this day. Having grown up in Mexico where Mother’s Day was taken very seriously in the Catholic Schools I attended, this is a holiday that is deeply ingrained in my being, and feel as though Mommy would haunt

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I broke the (gardening) rules…

The sun has set over Berlin after a mostly cloudy and windy day. I have rain as my background music while I begin writing this, just as the clouds burst open. Much as I love the daily dose of sunshine and look forward to the wonderful hours under the sun at my (home office) desk,

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Seven Years Difference

No, the cat is not for sale or up for adoption. Yes, she is real. No, she does not model regularly. Yes, she struggles to stay awake. Yes, attention span is very limited. OK, take a moment to figure out who exactly I am talking about: the cat or the woman? Actually, both. There is

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Exploring The Darkness (Noir Photography)

Noir photography, or Film Noir Photography is a genre that I always considered best left to those who have the skills to do it. First of all, I never had a mentor to take me by the hand and show me ropes for this particular genre, so whatever I have churned out in the past

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Survival Tools: B-M-B-F

Is anyone else getting restless at home to the point where you don’t know what to clean or organise anymore? As I wrote yesterday, spring cleaning is well underway in my life, and if today’s weather is anything to go by, I can start planning my summer garden (i.e. balcony and conservatory)! Although, experience has

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Re-creating Old Hollywood Glamour: Carolyn Jones

If you thought of Morticia Addams at first glance then you were absolutely correct! Our Old Hollywood Glamour project continues and we are thoroughly enjoying ourselves. Several of you have asked whether Maike is a professional / commercial model – no, she is not. Her talent is purely natural and she does her own styling.

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