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Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Oldham Project

Here are just a few shots from The Oldham Project's Legacy Gala. The event was held on the 23rd floor of the Boji Tower in downtown Lansing.
Local artist Dennis Preston is sketching a portrait of Nicki and Sean Tanner of Lansing.
For more info about The Oldham Project: http://www.theoldhamproject.org/
photos by Tammy Allen for Lansing State Journal

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

DIY Paper Lantern

This is a paper lantern I made yesterday. I purchased this sheet of handmade paper at Grand Art Supply here in Lansing.
I started with a 2 liter pop bottle and cut off the end. I cut a slot for my light (a small light from a xmas ceramic house), and filled the bottom with pebbles for weight. This lantern would also work with a tealight candle in a small glass holder.
I trimmed the top of the paper with satin ribbon to add some stability to the paper, then wrapped the paper around the pop bottle base.
I used glue dots along the seam to hold the paper together, and tape runner to attach the ribbon. No waiting for glue to dry!
This lantern could be personalized with any type of paper. Use as a table centerpiece for a wedding? I think so!

Inside of the lantern- pop bottle base

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Senior Portraits

I haven't shot senior pics in a while. But as a favor to a friend, I shot these portraits of his son. Here' just a few of my faves.