The mists gave way to an autumn hill where the smell of cookies lingered in the air. A gingerbread house rested tastefully under chocolate trees. A kindly figure sat before her home, reproachfully waggling a large lollipop. “You are lucky I sensed that scene!” The Baker scolded. Her magical lollipop glowed as merrily as her eyes. “Now carry on, you lost muffin, and watch out for the dark magic! You’re not yet strong enough to fight on your own.”
And now you know why The Girl smelled cookies! I had such fun with this concept. The trope is always the old witch living in a gingerbread house to lure in kids to eat, and I wanted to go with a GOOD figure living in said house who feeds lost kids and sends them on their way. Lenore was such a delight to work with! (Honestly, I could believe she has a gingy house somewhere that she lives in.) She gave me the option of changing her walker/seat into a more traditional chair, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. She is a wonderful person, supremely talented, and to pretend she doesn’t have a walker is to pretend that she hasn’t accomplished as much as she has despite her physical difficulties. So, my Baker might move a bit slower than most, but you can bet she still makes tasty magic lollys!
The shoot was done at Gibson Ranch for the perfect lighting and groundscape. Kudos to the people who didn’t bat a lash at seeing a costumed woman with a lollipop having her photo taken.
Next week, The Girl’s journey continues with something of a splash . . .
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