Week 6: Candy

So I finally broke out the candy that I got for this theme, and I think it turned out pretty well.

Ok, ok — those aren’t the final photos, but I just wanted to show you what I was working with there.  Aren’t they cute?  Always a favorite Valentine’s Day candy of mine, and strangely, one of the only candies that I like the yellow ones from.  I always boycott yellow candy, it’s pretty much always gross.  Anyways, I have been holding on to these since Valentine’s and I wish I would have gotten to them sooner, because this is the worst box of hearts that I have ever gotten.  Just take a closer look at them — they’re disfigured, blurry, letters all off center, and plenty of them are blank, too.  So, when part of my idea was to have the letters showing, it made things a little more difficult, but I made it work.

I’m not a lovey-dovey, sweet and mushy type, so when thinking of confections and all things Valentine’s Day, I usually like to take things the anti-valentine’s day route.  One year I made a whole batch of anti-Valentine’s day cupcakes, adorned with broken hearts, and mock ups of these hearts, but with funny sayings on them.  You can find them on my cupcake Facebook page if you’re interested.  They were some of my favorites 🙂

So while I didn’t go quite as “anti” with these pictures, they’re not exactly sweet either.  Well, I suppose they start out a little sweet, and then get a little gross.  The original idea was me biting in to these, but they were a little big for the framing and crop that I was thinking of presenting these photos in, so I went a slightly different route.  I think my a-typical Valentine’s Day message still came across, but in a more subtle way.  So enjoy these fun little pictures!

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Week 7: Red

Red.  It’s the color of love and passion.  The color of blood.  it’s vibrant, bold, attention grabbing, and so many more things.  It’s also the color that’s the focus of this week’s photo challenge.  I have some cute and playful ideas in mind, and assuming that this color was selected for the most recent holiday, Valentine’s day, I’m going to keep it in theme with that…sort of.  So I’m going to have fun with this week, and take the added time I’ll have to focus on the business side of this week’s challenge: marketing brainstorm.  I think I’ll take the approach of finishing up on a previous week’s project, in reaching out to vendors and galleries.  I sent a few emails before, and to be real, it wasn’t as much as I could have done.  So I’m really going to get out there, see what events are coming up, and apply!  So wish me luck, and in the meanwhile, enjoy a couple of “red” images that I’ve taken in the past!