"I'm Talia, I'm 12 years old and I love makeup.
"Make-up is My Wig" You can prob see I'm bald-
I have cancer. (neuroblastoma)
I dont like wearing wigs so I wear makeup
to feel good and pretty inside-and I guess outside"
Most of you know I am pretty fearless. Unafraid to try most anything. Always ready to leap at new opportunities. Not shy to pose nude for self portraits or plank on ponds and in the middle of a populated street. But sit me down in front of a blank page with paints and watercolors and pencils...I freeze! I bite my lower lips. I shift the weight in my chair. I don't breathe very yoga like.
I opened my little art journal by accident to this page, the back of previous one that asks me...ARE YOU READY?
there happened to be a jar of buttons on the table, screaming at me, pulling me into my very own fears of the blank page without glue,scissors and magazines. Just me. And all that white. And a handful of almonds and half an avocado.
I shot these photos recently in Missouri at the home of my brother-in-law and his wife, Scott and Dee Hager. The walls are pieced together with hand hewn logs 12 inches thick. Can you imagine the hours spent kneading bread in these doughbowls that are 4 feet long?
Everything in this home must be over 100 years old
Can you imagine the stories to be told?
The crocks and tables and floors...oh the stories they hold