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Random: Photos and Tidbits

Over the years I have blogged, there are photos I've taken that don't fit anywhere, don't make the cut or just didn't end up being used. I've also found photos I've had taken in my previous blogs but I didn't preserve my posts, so I can't say much in terms of context.

Before White + Rose

I've always had a fascination with photography. I don't think I take great photos but I still learn. One of the blogs, I had called Poisoned Apples and Sweet Tea - already allusions to fairytales, Disney... etc. It also happened to be an acronym for PAST (ignore the ampersand). 

I love strawberries.
Paint, paintbrushes and a sketch for some linocut in 7th grade, except those tubes of paint I had in 8th grade.
My fondness for jewellery-making. I happened to find a coin that had been drilled into, so I used it for a necklace.
Glass chess set. I loved chess, even though I was a beginner.
White + Rose

There were just some photos that didn't end up being in a post because I felt uninspired by it but also because I didn't want this blog to be a log of my outfits. Most of the outfits I coordinated for this blog wasn't what I wear on a day-to-day basis. They were experimental and I guess I never put them up because it just didn't reflect my style.

I was wearing a ruffle dressing gown with that because I was hoping for some Cult Party Kei influence.
This wasn't planned for a post. It was a little blurry.
Since I have started blogging again, I have changed my outlook on how to write this blog. I've allowed more freedom to write about things that may not have any relevance to what I had initially envisioned for this blog. I hope I'll continue writing for as long as I am interested in developing my style and watching it change over the years.

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