Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Red Balloon and Childhood Memories

Ahhh to be five years old again, just for a day would be alot of fun. One of my first childhood memories was when we lived in SanFranisco. I remember one morning waking up and going outside, the sky was so blue the clouds were so white and the air was so crisp and the sun was shining brightly and all the colors seemed to pop. I looked up and closed shut my eyes tight and said to myself I want to remember this day forever. I was a strange child,(even then I had strange thoughts) my grandmorther called me an old soul and I do think I've had other past lives but I'll talk about that some other time. I never did forget that day and I think about it from time to time I can still see that beautiful day when I close my eyes.

Another one of my favorite childhood memories consist of watching the movie the Red Balloon a virtually silent movie made in 1956 by French filmaker Albert Lamorisse.  Its a story about a lonely boy and the relationship he has with a red balloon that befriends him. They use to always show this film in grade school, at least once a year from 1rst grade to about 3rd grade. I remember sitting mesmorized and being totally enraptured with it. Its the kind of thing that becomes part of the fabric of childhood.

These pictures that I took were mostly inspired by childhood itself, and the movie.  I actually took most of these pictures on the day that I graduated, and first had no idea how I would use them, I just thought it was a nice concept. I actually wore this outfit to the graduation ceremony. I hadnot planned on it, I was actually going to wear the dress and some sheer black stocking and maryjane heels, but the weather turned out to be unusally cold and rainy that I felt it better to cover up.




And I also wanted to thank my friend Nancy who took most of these pictures

Outfit information, The majority of this get up I got from the thrift store.

Dress Goodwill Industries -$ 5.00
Shirt Thrift store -$ 1.99
Hat School Fair -$ 15.00
Shoes Target- $ 24.99
Red Balloon -Dollar Store $1.00
Childhood memories- Priceless