Where have you been?

I am sure the 5 of you out there reading this have been asking yourself the SAME THING. WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN SUSIE?

Vintage Los Angeles • Photo by Susie Delaney • Janet Fischietto

Well, I have been hustling. I had a few life changes occur over the last few months and I just have not been sure what the best way to deal with them is. Do I rant on my blog and complain about what is going on? Do I ignore it and pretend nothing has happened but let it fester anyways? OR – Fucking use it as an opportunity to do what you want.  And that is exactly what I have been doing!

I am getting back to shooting film. It is what I started on when I was in high school – and what Brooks BEAT into us after.

I broke up with film for a long time. We fought, film wasn’t giving me what I thought I wanted, I blamed film. I am happy to report that we are back together and very much in love. Both of us have changed and at the same time are both are totally stubborn selves.

I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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I have been teaching my friend Josh ( check out his instagram @joshsorheim to see the fun stuff he has been shooting) how to shoot manual and how to develop. His completely   bat-shit enthusiasm has reminded me how I used to feel about the entire process. I foresee many more photo adventures and smelling like fix in the future.

With that being said I am going to be posting these quick little shoots here from time to time. I always post one or two on instagram but there are so many I would like to share and not be a complete self important asshat about it. So I am going to be one HERE, because IT IS MY DAMN BLOG!

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I had the pleasure of being acquainted with Janet (see her instagram here) from mutual friends, roommates, and just knowing she is a creative vintage force. She travels a LOT and while we have exchanged messages about wanting to work together time just seems to slip away from us. When I realized she was off around the world again I asked if we could get together for a quick little shoot. SHE WAS IN!

We went up to the Griffith Observatory at dusk – and I brought a few rolls of film and my little TLR and we pretty much just did a lap around the property and left (and celebrated with a glass or two of wine and CHEESE)

She did her own hair, makeup, and styling and needed ZERO direction. These photos are equally hers as they are mine. I love it when a plan comes together.

Please check out her site  –  http://www.janetfischietto.com

I am convinced she is just visiting us from another time. I am also convinced that we need to be besties and run around LA together every time she visits!

I am going to work on that one.

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I develop my own negatives at home – with some experimental combinations that Josh and I have been working on – then scanning and doing my post until I have a dream house with my own darkroom.

Vintage Los Angeles • Photo by Susie Delaney • Janet Fischietto
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Homework:

• Do you have a hobby or skill you used to love and don’t use it anymore?

• Is there one you wish to learn?

• How do YOU deal with stressful life situations? Is being creative a factor?

 

 

Come back soon, I promise to be here!

Stitchin’ & Bitchin’


I friends – I know I’ve been gone so long. I hadn’t realized and then it all hit me THAT I MISS YOU SO MUCH.

So I have a punch of half written posts that I promise to put up sooner than later. PROMISE.

In the meantime come see me this SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY at Flamingo Vintage in Los Angeles, CA!

Snarky Cross Stitch | Bittersweet Susie

Christ on a cracker I hope I finish all that sewing on time.

Info for the party:

Party at Flamingo Vintage on Sunday, April 6th, and you’re invited!

Come check out all the new fantastic merchandise that we have in the shop! There will be a trunk show for Charmsies hair accessories and we’ll be doing demos all afternoon.

We will also be celebrating our new collection of modern brands such as Harper Ave, Snarky Cross-Stitch by Bittersweet Susie, clothing by JOA Los Angeles, clutches by MeDusa, candles by Ilume and much more.

Join us for cocktails, sweets and the musical stylings of Pat and Jeff!
1pm-5pm

548 South Spring Street, Downtown Los Angeles Unit 113 (entrance on 6th St.)

I also have a couple PATTERNS to give away! FIRST TIME EVER!

PLEASE come see me! I need a hug – or five!  

Hey Friday!

Fuck yea it is FRIDAY! I think these posts are making my week go by too fast. How was yours?

I hope it was swell.

I have a special treat for you friends today! We are going to celebrate this FRIDAY with PUPPETS! FUUUCKKK YEA! Actually Marionettes.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Have you ever been to the Bob Baker Marionette Theater? Why not? Hmmm – I am not sure I even like you anymore. I think you can make it up to me… If you live in LA (or just make a trip already) you NEED to make time for this very special place. My good friend Ginger has reminded me about this wonderful theater that I haven’t been to since I was little. It is hard to describe what it is like to watch this show and immediately feel like a kid again. It is very much like stepping back in time – something a lot of us try so hard to do in our daily lives but never quite make it. This place can.

In honor of Bob’s 90th Birthday CELEBRATION I have some interweb vids for you to see what all the awesome is really about!

Charming promo from 1974 – Those piggies are my FAVORITE!

This commercial from the Liberace Show in the 1950s

Bill Robinson – if you don’t rush out and buy your tickets today you after seeing this then you are ugly and I hate you.

So what are you waiting for? Take your friend, niece, grandma – that dude you met in line at Costco. Don’t wait – or you might miss it!

and HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB BAKER! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent.

Homework:

  • Have you been to the Bob Baker Theater?
  • GO TO THE THEATER
  • What was your favorite part of the show
  • Go AGAIN when their next show is on