Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tag, You're It

Seems Deborah, over at Fashion Plate-Hungry For Style, has seen fit to involve me in a photo tag.  Pretty much as soon as I read it, I knew there was going to be a little, bitty problem.  I knew the approximate time I got my digital camera and most probably was pretty sure what the first pictures would be.  I cringed a little bit and knew I was going to have to tweak it, ever so slightly.


My camera and computer are both rather old, for cameras and computers.  I got them both around the time my youngest granddaughter was born.  She's not at all old, for a kid, but... we don't apply the same age guidelines to technology stuff.



Back to my little story that is supposed to be attached with the picture...  My daughter was pregnant and since I had done a belly cast for her first pregnancy, I figured she needed one for the second.  After the cast was done (a major ordeal that involves a rather huge mess) and had time to cure, I set about to paint it.  Being the brainless person I am, I thought I would get all creative and make it look realistic.  Now I have pictures of that, but they are quite obscene looking.  So I will skip to the same belly cast, that was adjusted to preserve her modesty and my own.  The lighting was terrible, but that's what you get.  It's done in torn brown paper, which was a far cry from the first pregnancy cast, that was painted with clouds and butterflies and flowers.  I hope that doesn't scar "Tink" my youngest, too much.  




Here are the rules, even though I had to tweak them.  (hope you understand why)



1. Go to your first photo file and pick the 10th photo in it.
2. Tell the story behind the photo.
3. Tag 5 other people to do likewise.


To suffer with me, I am tagging the following:
1. Marla @ Butts And Ashes (ha ha back)
2. KW @ Some Things I Have Learned
3. GregoryJ @ Living My Life
4. Copyboy @ Not Worth Mentioning
5. Robyn @ RawknRobyns Gone Blog Wild

Your turn!  If I tagged someone that just got tagged, sorry.  I don't expect you to "play" again, so soon.  This is work, especially if your computer is as old as mine. 

23 comments:

Karen said...

WOW, what a sculpture. I wish I had done this back in the day.

Joe Cap said...

That cast is, well, interesting. Never seen that done before, I can't honestly say whether I like it or not...but since it is a 'woman' thing, I think I have said enough!
Congratulations!

Deborah said...

I think it's lovely. You are an incredibly talented woman aren't you? I love this.

What a cool thing to do!

Ian said...

Yeah those things are pretty wild!

Ashley King said...

dang it, i was totally looking forward to doing this and was hoping my name was in there.... ;) ha!

i didn't do the whole bellycast thing, but mostly because i was like a C.D. like one boob was a C and the other one was a D, and that just would have looked funny on there and then i wouldn't have wanted to display that.... i think that'd be the only thing people would notice... WHOOOOA! BIG LEFTY!!!! that's just so not cool....

Ms. Anthropy said...

Karen, The only one of the grandbabies that didn't have one, was the first. I regretted it so much, when my DIL was big, with the second one, I made one and put something about it being first occupied, by her older sister.

Joe, Yeah, it probably is a woman/mother thing.

Deborah, I used to have a tiny bit of creativity. Old age has robbed me!

Ian, Yes! You should have seen that one with paint. (would have made it more of a guy thing, for sure)

Ashley, I will tell my Daughter what you said. She and I both can relate to the boob disproportion. (Though not at a CD level, except when nursing, certainly not after) Sorry I didn't include you. Figured you were worn out, after the awards.

Copyboy said...

That is sooo cool. Does it hurt doing stuff like that? Alas, no one has ever wanted to cast me in anything.

Ms. Anthropy said...

Copyboy, It gets rather warm and everything is uncomfortable when you're that pregnant. Plus, she was standing up and it takes a good amount of time.

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

My husband bought a belly cast kit and we did it one week before Sarah's birth. YUCK!

Then a week after her birth we put her inside it and took her pic!! She was already too big to fit!

You did a WAY better job than we did.

Hey, you updated your header, I like it :-)

Ms. Anthropy said...

Girl, They are a mess! I never thought of taking an after picture. What a great idea! I'm going to do a post about my new header. Just wish my computer was working better. (or I had my new one)

Kristy said...

That's pretty cool!

Ms. Anthropy said...

Glad you like it. I'll be happy to do one for you someday, but you'd better hurry, I'm an old woman.

Tracie said...

I never had one of those done because I don't have big enough walls to hold them. I was HUGE!!!

Ms. Anthropy said...

Tracie, They sure can take up some room. If I had know about these, back when I had my four kids, my house would be even more crowded than it is now. It's probably a darn good thing I had never heard of it!

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

What a lovely, respectable cast. I'm sure I would've appreciated the less respectable version too.
Thanks for tagging me. I'm thinking about it.
Cheers,
Robyn

Ms. Anthropy said...

Robyn, The painted one wasn't nearly respectable. Think hard.

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

i think that is so great for you to do for her! wow. my mom would never.

Ms. Anthropy said...

SFTC, At this point, I probably did it more for me. They are still at my house. Maybe someday, she will want them. (maybe not) She's not nearly as sentimental as I am.

Ally said...

You know you have bad pms when you have to do a double-take thinking a photo of a pregnancy cast is actually a huge chocolate shell in the shape of a chick's boobs and belly. Ha ha! Worse yet, I admitted this in a public forum!

Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing

Ms. Anthropy said...

Ally, Hon... you must be really PMSing. Believe me, this would not taste good, at all! I vaguely remember those days. Now, I have no excuse.

Kristy said...

LOL, I am going to have to hurry... I'm getting older too!

Marla said...

Why you little stinker! Ok, I will get working on this. I shudder to think.....

Ms. Anthropy said...

Marla, I CAN HARDLY WAIT! (and I know whatever story is behind it will be awesome)