Happy Friday – Let’s Prancercise

Hi again FRIENDS!

I hope you have survived this short week in one piece. It seemed like the LONGEST week ever but WE ARE ALMOST THERE. You made it – I am so proud of you.

I just wanted to pop in to give you a little treat to start your weekend of RIGHT:

Have you all heard of Prancercise?!?

NO? Well, It’s the new exercise craze that is just sweeping the nation.

Cate Prancercise

Cate Prancercise

Here is my badass friend Cate who works at Livestrong showing us How. It. Is. Done.

It makes me want to talk like Fluttershy and strut like a PONY. Happy friday PRETTIES!

Here is the Original video:

Pintester Movement – Image Transfers

Hi Friends!

Pintester Movement

Pintester Movement

Today I am doing a crafty post to join in the Pintester Movement brought to you by the HILARIOUS blog – Pintester!

I am going to attempt to do a photo transfer on paper from a Pin that led me back to jezzicasprojects

Easy way to transfer a photo to canvas!

Her sample:

Photo Transfer

Photo Transfer

You will need:

1. Binder Pen (Xylene Pen)

2. Paper (card stock)

3. Toner Copy of photo or text (NOT ink jet) – I used one of my own black and white photos – www.susiedelaney.com

4. Tape

Binder Pen

Binder Pen

Card

Card

I gum up the tape a bit so it doesn’t ruin the paper but still keeps the photo in place.

Tape Image

Tape Image

Start going over the back of the image with the clear blender marker. This think STINKS. In a good way – Like gasoline or those old metal permanent markers. Don’t do this inside with the windows closed. I started indoors and the room started to spin! GO OUTSIDE!! GET SOME AIR!

I am getting DIZZY…..

After going over the back 4 or 5 times gently life the image and let it dry a bit.

Bittersweet Susie | Image Transfer | Pintester Movement

Bittersweet Susie | Image Transfer | Pintester Movement

Did I nail it? Ehhhhhh. It’s ok. It was a semi FUSSY project for not an awesome result in my opinion. There are easier ways to get a picture on a card, like PRINTING it on there. Oh, and the tape totally ripped the paper. My image might not have had enough contrast or maybe the card I used was too rough. The high was a pro and con. The smell was a pleasant flashback to highschool art class but I am pretty sure I will miss those brain cells.

Thanks for joining me and CRAFT ALL THE THINGS !

I need to lay down.

The New Love of My Life

I am in LOVE. Swoooon.  Birds singing, flowers bloomin’, a spring in my step and all that mushy shit.

I would like to introduce you to my (new to me) Yashica 124.

Yashica Mat 124 | Susie Delaney Photography | Bittersweet Susie

Yashica Mat 124 | Bittersweet Susie

I love twin reflex cameras, it could be my favorite style to shoot with – it certainly is a conversation piece. Most the time people say their fathers/grandfathers had one just like it! I love that – it’s always a nice memory for people. I need to be more brave about seizing that moment to take their portrait.

A few shots from this little beauty:

Susie Delaney Photography | Bittersweet Susie

Record Store Day 2013 – Somewhere, Los Angeles CA

Susie Delaney Photography | Bittersweet Susie

Cafe 50’s – Santa Monica, CA

Susie Delaney Photography | Bittersweet Susie

Air Force One – Reagan Library

It is not without its quirks though. It completely CHOMPED a roll of film that I thought I was done with (user error in loading perhaps?) and it is not the FASTEST lens –  so low light situations are not easy.  Still…sigh…love.