It has always been about timing. Like a play I scripted in another life time the sequence of my life events had to fall into order through creative timing. I … Continue reading The NEW look..
At the Grease, Gears and Grooves ‘Tiki Babe’ Pinup Pageant, Dandy D’lish is this years First place winner holding the title of ‘Queen’ Congratulations on winning the title..
At the Grease, Gears and Grooves ‘Tiki Babe’ Pinup Pageant Ride ‘Em Ruby is this years Third place winner holding the title of ‘Doll’ I was really excited to catch … Continue reading GGG 2017 ‘Tiki Babe’ Pinup Pageant Doll – Ride ‘Em Ruby
This past weekend The West Coast Pinups travelled from the mainland to present the ‘Tiki Babes’ Pinup Pageant. This event was held at the Second Annual Grease Gears and Grooves … Continue reading West Coast Pinups presents the ‘Tiki Babe’ Pinup Pageant 2017
This has been a year which I have not acquired many new things; I have really been appreciating what I have and finding many new ways to mix it all … Continue reading BmB’s PUG Betsy Dress..xx
BmB’s second Pin-up in the Paddock is, Kiera Clover..! “I love my life and the people I choose to surround myself with. Volunteering and helping people while dressing up in … Continue reading Boss Mare Betty’s Pin-up Paddock, Kiera Clover..xx
BmB’s First Pin-up in the Paddock is, Rogue Radiance..! “Kansas city’s own nerdy girl and performer” Hair Bows or Hair Flowers..? I love both, I wear flowers more when I’m … Continue reading Boss Mare Betty’s Pin-up Paddock, Rogue Radiance..xx
It has been a defining year for me and I have had a lot of growth with Boss Mare Betty, not only in numbers and fans yet from what I have learned about myself.
This year came with new changes for me, I took on home-schooling my two boys, my time became even more controlled and in the same hand I seemed to take on more and more.
It was time to take Betty to the next level.
If there is one thing I do know about myself is that I am a very visual person, I really adore all kinds of art mediums and am truly enticed and appreciate looking at things that appeal to me.
I have such an abstract way of thinking and I have allot of bigger than life ideas how things might look, it is hard to take a camera picture to encompass all that Betty represents to me in one image.
It came to me since I am not in an environment that Professional photography is an option for me that I should seek an alternative medium to represent Betty’s image.
This is when I was introduced to, Becca’s Bombshells: The Pin-up Art of Becca Whitaker
The art was clean, very well done and regardless of how much was going on in a picture, such as background, small details of tattoos the pieces were not cluttered or complicated.
I was so hooked..!
Becca has been sought out and drawn gorgeous creatures and the most popular and noted Pin-up’s.
Becca is lovely, warm and receptive and I felt safe sharing my ideas and that she would do the best to represent me. As I did not have great reference material for the collaboration I was looking for I knew I was throwing her a challenge and I knew she would be up for it.
One of the key players in my drawing is not even complete yet and we are excited to use Becca’s rendering as a goal to work towards in regards to Betsy my 54 Chevy Two-Ten wagon.
I found it easy to communicate my desires and Becca was super professional and friendly with me through the process. After sharing my ideas of what I wanted to have included for sure I sent some reference material and Becca said she would get back to me with a general sketch.
Can you say super excited and I was not sure how I was going to wait.
Nearing the completion of the image I got to put in my 2 cents regarding a couple of details that tickled me pink yet I am still in awe how well this image has come together.
I am really glad I went this route and I look forward to the ways I can share this image with others.
If you are in the market to be re-created or you are interested in purchasing this style of imagery check out Becca’s Page, you will be glad you did.. xx
Ask me what I adore more than the Rockabilly culture, hands down it is animals.
Two years ago the clothing store Rowena in Edmonton Alberta https://www.facebook.com/Rowenaedmonton?fref=ts hosted an on-line photo contest to bring awareness to the Edmonton Humane Society. This was my first contest I had ever entered and closest to my heart.
As I live on a farm with horses and other smaller critters animal care is a priority to us and is part of my daily lifestyle. Care is more than a four letter word to me as I made a commitment to these animals not only to love them, provide food, shelter and clean water as well as to home them in the best surroundings I can for the entirety of their lives.
If you have read any of my posts on my site http://www.bossmarebetty.com or seen posted pictures on my FB Page http://www.facebook.com/Thebossmarebetty/ you would know animal welfare and the relationship between man and animal are near and dear to me. I have a new age type of philosophy in regards to animals, their intelligence, spirit and ability to remain connected to a desire of offering un-conditional love, no matter the predicaments that had preceded them.
We know this first hand with our much loved dog Murray whom we brought home from our local shelter last Christmas. He was found in a barn with 40 other dogs tied up. As he is a senior he had been in the shelter for several months as puppies are the first to get re-homed as they have the cuteness factor.
Murray had something else we desired and his age was an asset to us. In the year Murray has been with us I have learned much about his capacity for trust and love. We do not know his full story and probably never will.
With his exposure to many dogs he has had to trust that the kids and our larger animals meant him no harm and this year we introduced a rescued kitten to our menagerie of animals that was bred to be used as live target practice.
When you let go of the past and stay in this current moment animals have a chance for recovery, rehabilitation or rescue as long as we do not hold on to these old images of them. It is time to give animals a greater respect.
Since this is the second contest for Rowena I decided to do something a little different, I wanted my photo to have a greater impact and awareness for the animals and for this I exchange this blog for votes/likes.
That’s right, read the blog post and don’t vote for me. This is an endeavour for the animals and let’s get the word out, its time to change our attitude of animals and their relationship to us and maybe we can start to change perceptions and an all too often scenario that plays out for some animals in their lifetime.
For this post I will be referring to the Edmonton Humane Society where a donation will be made by Rowena’s on behalf of the contest winner. Regardless where you are located you can google animal humane societies in your area to find ways you can help locally if you so wish.
This is a very thorough site which was well designed and offers a lot of information. It is important to know the Edmonton Humane Society is not affiliated with ANY other; not the Alberta SPCA, or the Canadian SPCA, they are solely on their own.
A couple of facts that floored me were that, it costs $6.6 million dollars to run the EHS every year! People’s donations make up 40% of the help they receive so this means EVERY dollar counts.
In Alberta when donating to a registered charity you can claim a % of what you donated in your income tax. I have attached a screen shot of a pamphlet found on-line from the Govt. of AB regarding charitable donations.
Edmonton Humane Societies Charitable Number 11923-1066 RR0001
There are many ways to support animal rescue and recovery, on the EHS website was a Wish list of sorts of the items that are needed in order to care and rehabilitate such a Pet food, Pet care items, Maintenance items such as zip ties and toothbrushes. The link below will take you directly to the page and what is needed.
Don’t have money yet you have time, although this page is titled for the kids I still think anyone can do these even if you are in a team environment you could do one of these as a cause.
Kids can help too.. Simple easy ways to help
I really felt connected to the EHS vision statement and felt it would be something we should all aspire towards.
The Edmonton Humane Society leads the community in elevating peoples’ beliefs, attitudes and behaviours to enhance the quality of life for companion animals.
We as a race have a lot of power and control of choice and we have to make better choices when it comes to our animal friends. There is a plethora of ways an animal can find its way in need and I can assure you it is probably through no fault of their own.
Animals are not great gifts, they are cute as babies and they grow up. During this time one requires knowledge, time and space to handle what may arise just like raising a child. You will get out of an animal what you put into it and one should never conceive the gift of an animal/human relationship as something temporary.
Blessed are we, whom know the true love one receives from an animal. Let no man then cast that animal aside.
We owe a good life to all animals that walk along side us on earth whether they are small or tall, furry or scaly.
As there was much to see on the website I wanted to highlight and share one more piece and this relates to weather in both cold and warm climates. Although we are into Spring and I still have snow, as harmful as the cold can be, so is the heat.
I had been dressing in a Pin-up flavour for sometime, always wearing a hair flower and skirt. It was the girly touches, the details that were embracing the feminine beauty of being a woman.
I came across this quote and it was then I understood and felt a deeper sense of connection.
This is assessable to us all.. xx
*What inspires me most about Pin Ups*
Is that any woman of any
shape, size, nationality, age, income level, kids/no kids, education level,
is allowed to feel Beautiful and Glamorous
Because they are…..
~Sorelle, Pin Up Passion