Wednesday, November 12, 2008

American/Canadian Gothic

Amongst the 900-some photographs taken at my brother and sister-in-law's wedding this past August, one of them sticks in my mind's eye like pollen on a bee's knees: it has captured my fancy like no other wedding portrait.


Erik n' Ash

The pitchfork even has poop and straw stuck to it. The mood, their faces, the way they're standing: it's perfect. My SIL is a 100% Dutch Canadian hailing from BC, and was unfamiliar with the acclaimed painting; but I think she did a great job nailing her own lovely rendition nonetheless. They both did.

I'm in love.


Ashley said...

I think I just look bored. It does make me smile though.

Sandy said...


Sandy said...

Saw the Soap Making book on your list, how is it? Do they use Lye? I haven't done any research on options (and if Lye is a good thing), but read recently that Lye is made relatively easily from wood ash and my mind started "going" ... ooooo, soap making!! Have you tried this yet? Do tell. -Sandy (ps-you're no doubt better at this whole fbthang try ln pereira)

Janna said...

I love it! That's a wonderful photo.

lil' mama said...

Very cool!

a. borealis said...

I found the soapmaking book via a blog search - I wanted to see what people were saying, and this book was recommended the highest by the people actually doing it. I've read through it a couple of times, but I haven't actually made soap yet. I don't have any solid block of time to commit. But I will someday, and then...I will make soap. Yessss.