When my nephew, Jeff, brought his tintype equipment here again in November, he took another pic of me (see this post) and also made them of Duane and Linda. Since they were both giving their tintypes as Christmas gifts, we didn't want to spoil anything by posting them here. However... ta-da! I can now safely post them. Duane's is cool because it makes her dark hair look silver.
|Linda (pic has been cropped)|
The next 'person' I'm posting is actually from a piece of art that Duane created and gave me for Christmas. She knows that I absolutely love Iris Apfel. If you've never heard of her, she's quite a character. There's a documentary about her called "Iris" that was made by Albert Maysles not too long before he died. Albert and his brother David are probably best known for their documentary "Grey Gardens" about Jacqueline Kennedy's aunt and cousin. I love their work. Anyway, after I raved about "Iris" and loaned the film to Duane and then to Linda, Duane decided to paint Iris. I love the result. I have her hanging over my desk in my home office.
|"Iris" by Duane|
Last, but not least, I came across an old grainy snapshot of one of my aunts when she dated Elvis Presley. This was before she met my uncle. (Heh, heh...) This was taken on the set of one of his movies. Notice that he either hadn't begun dying his hair that blue/black color yet or he was using his natural color for this movie. My aunt remains a fan to this day and has fond memories.
|My aunt and The King|
Happy New Year!