march 9, 2019

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“Negative people need drama like oxygen. Stay positive. It’ll take their breath away.” ~ Unknown

 

gears

 

I paid a visit to my friend LaTosha Hall at The Clock Shop where she’s been apprenticing when she’s not working at UK. I took along my new macro lens for a closer look at gears and such. It did not disappoint. I love this kind of little adventure. There’s no end to glorious things to photograph in this unique shop. Thanks, Tosha, for letting me enjoy your super cool gig.

 

the clock maker

june 19, 2016

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“Live so fully that Westboro Baptist Church will picket your funeral.” ~ Unknown

 

a man of many talents
a man of many talents

 

For a while now my friend LaTosha Hall has been working on Fridays at The Clock Shop on Short Street. If memory serves, she met Edgar the owner (above in his standard Edgar pose) when she happened in to ask his help with music boxes for her handmade felt rabbits. They struck up a friendship and she’s been lending a hand, and learning the art of clock repair, ever since. I’ve threatened to come see her in the shop for probably two years. On Friday, the universe saw fit to have a parking spot open in front of the shop. I had to go in! The window display has fascinated me for years, so I suspected the inside would, too. It did not disappoint. It was like walking into a shop straight out of a Harry Potter novel. LaTosha introduced me to Edgar and I saw immediately why she hangs out with him. Here is a man with thousands of stories, who has led many lives in this one life, who loves simple pleasures and magic. Half the store is filled with magician wares and toys, and the other half with clocks of every kind you can imagine. meeting Edgar (sadly I didn’t catch his last name) was a pure delight, and LaTosha is always fun to be around. Together, they helped make Friday an incredible day.

come in
come in

january 2, 2016

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“Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce.” ~ Tigger

 

Welsh blessing
Welsh blessing

 

During the first weekend of December Michler’s Florist and Greenhouse hosted a great little Christmas Fair that included various arts and craftspersons. Many were not the usual artists I see at area arts festivals. One such artist is quite new, in fact: my friend LaTosha Hall a.k.a. The Midnight Felter. She makes these incredibly sweet woodland creatures, rabbits mostly. They are one-of-a-kind wool sculptures she calls Wool Babies. I’m not entirely sure how her process works, I only know the results are as adorable as can be. Carwen, above, is also a music box that plays Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies. She’s one of the larger creatures standing about 14″ tall.

 

will work for carrots
will work for carrots

 

Most of the Wool Babies, especially the ones without music boxes, are petite, adding to their squeee-ability. LaTosha had sold out all her small babies by the time I got to the fair. That was very exciting as this was her first foray into festival-land. She sells most of her work in her etsy shop. I’m really proud of LaTosha for putting her work out there for the world to enjoy. Her Wool Babies are just sweet as can be with such whimsical personality, like her. I’m lucky to have such gifted friends.

 

remains of the day
remains of the day