Books, Shells, and Keys- and the Mystery of Room 217

This week I can honestly say I thoroughly enjoyed doing my still lifes for Kim Klassen’s Start to Finish class. I am slowly getting into my groove, and I think it’s because I’ve been photographing some of my old books, which I dearly love. And for a little twist, I’ve added keys and shells into the mix of props. As I’ve taken my photographs over the course of the week, I found myself imagining they were book covers for books I want to read, which made it even more fun. One of the keys (which my friend, Debbie found at a garage sale) appeared to be a hotel key- for Room 217. My imagination went wild with various ideas of what the story would be that featured that key on the cover.

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All except for the last photo were textured using rue, retreat, or teddy from Kim Klassen.  I think my favorite shots are the last two.

I’m linking up with Kim’s Friday Finds today. What did I find? A still life subject I’m comfortable with- and a bit of confidence!

 

15 responses

  1. Oh Melinda, these are all so beautiful. Sumptuously composed and filled with softness. I love that second to last one. What a great key!

    May 9, 2014 at 4:51 am

  2. Melinda … they are lovely! The mosaic is a work of art, as are all the photos. Small wonder you found a bit of confidence. I’d say you’re rockin’ S2F!

    May 9, 2014 at 7:51 am

  3. Susan

    KEYS OF MYSTERY – SO TRUE! WISH I KNEW WHAT MY KEYS OPENED.

    May 9, 2014 at 8:18 am

  4. Oooo, I like how your creative thoughts took your photography into a whole new dimension!! This could be a challenge in S2F, especially when the normal creativeness just isn’t happening. I LOVE your finished pieces!!!

    May 9, 2014 at 9:43 am

  5. Love old books, old keys … and mysteries ! 🙂
    Lovely still lifes, beautifully captured, Melinda !
    Nice week,
    Sylvia

    May 9, 2014 at 9:51 am

  6. Caz

    Love your images ! The keys add a special touch 🙂

    May 9, 2014 at 1:33 pm

  7. I am a sucker for old keys and old books – your compositions are lovely and so expressive…letting the imagination wonder …great job!

    May 9, 2014 at 3:07 pm

  8. fourcornersdesign

    I am a sucker for old keys and old books…your compositions are wonderful…letting the imagination wonder…great job!

    May 9, 2014 at 3:09 pm

  9. I can tell that you love those books, it shows.

    May 9, 2014 at 3:46 pm

  10. These are absolutely stunning photos ! 🙂

    May 9, 2014 at 5:14 pm

  11. RedWillow

    Just gorgeous .. I love books.. and would not live with out them.

    May 10, 2014 at 4:50 am

  12. that one you linked to KK Friday Finds is just so beautiful. Lovely the way you texturized it!

    May 10, 2014 at 7:24 am

  13. Each is wonderful Melinda, I think we are having a lot of fun in this class.

    May 10, 2014 at 10:52 am

  14. I hope you enjoy a beautiful Mother’s Day!

    May 10, 2014 at 11:43 am

  15. Great ideas for using beautiful items……I love that key and all it’s possible stories!

    May 11, 2014 at 5:17 am

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