Grace was one of the first girls I worked with in Calgary. She swung by the old, failed Beltline studio for a fun intro shoot..
We started shooting against the backdrop of My Display.. the “hard walls” that Sparklefaerie and I would use in craft markets for The General Bean. Imagine- a 10′ x 10′ space with wonderful raw plywood walls. Not only was it heavy to haul from market to market but it was wonderfully difficult to set up. Often, I’d hear (or Sparklefaerie would hear) others commenting on how I would just drill it together and lift it up like it was lighter than a feather. One comment, in particular, came from another vendor.. a gentleman who was used to working with wood, and he commented to her that I won’t like the hard walls when I get to be his age.. to which Sparklefaerie inquired.. “How old are you” to which he replied “45” … almost 10 years my junior (7 at the time)! I was running around and pretending to be a man much younger than my years belied. Oh well.. markets may be over but I am making use of the walls..
Having the hardwalls was a fun backdrop for me.. but moving in to the rest of the space was also fun. And Grace had no reservations about dropping all her clothes and showing off her “Naughty Brat” tattoo.