cold tea collecting thoughts…
Posted in pia's photos, stylists own April 2nd, 2008 by piablog

I am a scatterbrain. Not all the time. Just most of the time. I shift from one thing to another so quickly I forget to finish what I start, then I remember and come back to it, then move again. Sometimes I glance at the list in my diary for the day. And that scatters my thoughts even further out into the atmosphere as I realise what I still need to do in between what I am actually doing. Somehow at the end of the day I manage to tick things off the list.

Needless to say taking the following photographs were not on my to do list for the day, but I found myself creating them this afternoon, in between returning props, booking a hair appointment, buying gifts, looking for more props, sending images, et cetera et cetera. Shall we call it photo study of a scatterbrain, or as i quite like cold tea collecting thoughts, complete with captions. So here it is, a collection of props and pia paraphernalia…

I used these feathers in a shoot yesterday along with mir handmade, very happy with the results and can’t wait to show you, but for now, just these.

I have a collection of skeleton leaves that I always carry with me for shoots, just in case I can slip one into shot.

Creases. Once were out, now are in. That along with styling the napkin – a stylist’s worst nightmare, but the challenge is so rewarding, especially with linen like this.

This little guy was actually a new spool that I needed to make look old for a shoot a few months back so I stained him and his friends with tea and oil. I do love him so.

A very old and quaint Dutch apron that I bought on the weekend in one of my favourite vintage shops in Amsterdam.

A white orchid by my desk catches the flickering light from the window and makes me daydream, my thoughts scattering like butterflies.

I’m not sure what the cure is for being a scatterbrain. Do I want to be cured? that remains the question…

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  1. jen says

    Ah. sometimes i think we are living the same life. i couldn’t be happier that creases are in. i hate ironing. napkin styling. the worst. lovely photos, lovely props.

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  2. Maria says

    wow, yes! i feel the exact same way… so scattered minded…. sometimes i hate it and others i do love it! it just takes up so much of my time, going back and forward constantly!!!!

    lovely photos!

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  3. nyla says

    hah. i just read this while stuffing my face with a late lunch, searching for driving directions online, getting sidetracked with finding a belt to match my coat (i never wear belts), furiously repeating items for my to-do list like a mantra, and now of course stopping to write this comment so that i can say how serene and inspiring i found these photos. oh, and i love that dear lil’ spool.

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  4. all things bright and beautiful says

    Ah pia- wait till you have da bebes!!!

    FANTASTIC orchid shot@!

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  5. joanna goddard says

    these are so calming and lovely….

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  6. Esti says

    Tender pictures, I like their soft white hues… Perfect for my imperfect day.
    Pia, I’ve left you an award in my blog waiting to be picked.
    Thanks for being so inspiring.

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  7. Yoli says

    I feel such serenity looking at those pictures.

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  8. Ana says

    I feel the exact same thing. I just didnĀ“t have a word for it. Can I borrow yours?

    I sometimes think I have attention deficit disorder but “scatterbrain” is definitely better than anything involving the word “disorder”…

    Love the photos. Very soothing indeed.

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