Ms. Ruin's Playthings

"The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates." -Oscar Wilde

Saturday, September 29, 2012


I'm in New Orleans tonight and although this trip was somewhat of a weather bummer, I still had a really fabulous time and we made the weekend work despite the rain.  Today started really early with a gourmet breakfast at Criollo --then it was off to the middle of the French Quarter for a cemetery tour.  The rain held off but once the tour started --insane cats and dogs massive crazy downpour.  Yes, I had an umbrella but I had to do everything in my power to fight the wind an the rain and protect my camera, speedlight and spare lens.  So basically, I was only able to cover my equipment while the rest of me --well, you guessed it...DRENCHED from head to toe.  :(  I had to quit the tour before ever making it to the cemetery because I couldn't risk getting my gear wet.  So I headed back to the hotel with my heart broken but thankful that my camera was fine. 

After a hot bath I decided to take this photographic journey on a new path --an indoor shoot!  I will go more into that next week because I don't want to spoil the surprise.  But here is "a portion" of one of the photos I snapped today.  I know you're wondering why I'm only showing you a portion of it --well, this particular photo is going to be the October Giveaway at Through These Eyes!  For now, you just get the sneak peek! 

Peace, love, and beignets! 

Exciting stuff!

Hello from the luxurious and very haunted (top 10 in the nation) Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisana!  While on my mini-getaway to NOLA, I received a message from a girlfriend telling me that she saw one of my photos on the Fox 4 Facebook page.  I didn't know what she was talking about but when I clicked on the link, I foun that they used one of my State Fair of Texas photos as their cover photo!  How friggin' awesome is that?!?!?!?!?!
Although it's not one of my really cool artsy photos, it does pay homage to a huge Texas tradition --The State Fair of Texas.  Lets face it, there is no fair like THE FAIR!  So anyway, my little photos is now over 800 "likes" and just at about 90 people have shared it on their own pages.  If you would like to use some of my free cover photos, hop on over to Through These Eyes and check out the Freebies gallery.  ::big smile::

Monday, September 3, 2012

Halloween Giveaway

I am giving stuff away at Ms. Ruin's Playthings Facebook!  Join us now our first giveaway by clicking on this promo...