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Hollywood Cemetery, 95-96

13 Apr

I have been laid out flat by allergies this year, so for much of the last two weeks I’m been operating under the influence of my favorite snot drug ever: Mucinex D. That stuff is a miracle worker. All that is to say that I’ve had some time on my hands because I’m indoors so much right now.

Last night I came across these photos that I took in college. They were taken at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. I think it’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve been, and I spent a lot of weekends there shooting, both in black and white and in infrared (you know, from back in the day where you had to use a manual camera because the LEDs in an automatic would ruin the film). I thought I’d share a few of my favorites with you:hollywood3 hollywood4 hollywood6 hollywood7 hollywood5 hollywood8All images copyright Silver & Chalk/Megan Van Schaick.


Spring Tulips!

27 Mar

I can’t really grow tulips out here the way I’d like – way too hard to keep alive, especially once it gets hot (and it’s already getting there). But last night I treated myself to a small bouquet from the local market and they are just too luminous not to have been photographed.



Aren’t they pretty? I could just stare at them for hours.

And I haven’t forgotten the cat scratcher post I promised. Our kitten seemed to think it was just fine as-is and now there is a lot of damage to repair. Crazy kittens!

Ode to Celery

1 Feb

Celery is vastly under rated, don’t you think?

Details of New Orleans

31 Oct

Around this time last year, my husband and I were strolling the streets of New Orleans. It was my first time there, and though I didn’t see nearly everything I wanted to, I soaked in as many details as I could.

I found myself most taken by color and architectural features in the French Quarter. Everything caught my eye, from shiny and new to old and chipped. Colors, both brilliant and muted, popped out at me from every turn.

So I thought I’d share just a few of my favorites with you. All the rest will be posted on my Flickr, if you want to check them out.

A peek into one of the many alleyways of the Quarter

Gorgeous color on a set of plantation shutters

So much has eroded in the ignored sections of the Quarter

The ordinary things were the most beautiful

The city still stands

Snowflake Giveaway Winner!

2 Jan

Last week I ran a giveaway for a set of 10 crystal snowflakes and one 8×10 art print of snowflakes.


I’m a day late announcing the winner – but I have a good reason! The beginnings of pneumonia had me laid out in bed for the better part of yesterday – I’m not even sure I turned the computer on!

So without further ado, the winner is Veronica L !

Veronica, I’ll send you an email to get all your contact info.

Everyone else, stay tuned for more tutorials and giveaways in the coming weeks!

New Giveaway!

24 Dec


Silver & Chalk is giving away a set of 10 crystal snowflakes PLUS one signed 8×10 fine art photograph of crystal snowflakes.

Entering is simple!

Simply leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about winter!

Additional entries can be had by:

1. Subscribing to the Silver & Chalk blog via email
2. Subscribing to my RSS feed
3. Heading over to my Etsy shop and letting me know what piece of art you like the best

For each entry, come back and leave a new comment letting me know what you did.

The giveaway will close on January 1, 2011, so you’ve plenty of time to enter!