Tale of a white chick

This is a story of two chick buttons and one ambitious photographer.

Jacqui from Chicktuition has a trivia contest. I am not very knowledgeable or fast, and to win this you have to be both. But I happened to be in the right place at the right time TWICE and answering correctly won me TWO buttons and my name on the wall of fame. Which I am immensely proud of.

Then Jacqui announced a photo contest. Rules are simple, you must take photos containing something inspired by one pink chick and submit them to Photo Surprise Contest. Now I clearly have an advantage in this one. I have not one but two buttons to model for me, I live in paradise and I happen to take nice photos. So I started carrying them around with me everywhere and snapping great photos like this one:

But then I got a bit overly ambitious and the following happened:

I have been living with this for weeks now. But I decided to confess. Because you should all know that placing very light objects into the sand to take award winning photos is all together a bad idea. Unless somebody finds the white Chicktuition button off the coast of Oregon, Canada or even Alaska and snaps a great photo themself. In that case you should know that the contest ends 15 October. And tell our lost chick that Little J misses her very much.

This post is linked with Wednesday Words of Wisdom Because you can consider this first of many of my photography tips. Since I am now a licensed professional.

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  1. [email protected] Wants This September 21, 2011 at 23:43 #

    Twitter: MamaWantsThis
    Oh no poor lost chick!! I do like your little storyboard, so cute.

    And congratulations on your photography business, so proud of you! Love your About page, so well written.
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    • Stasha September 22, 2011 at 08:44 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Alison. It is a sad story, but I am starting to wonder if chick wanted to break free?

  2. Jackie September 22, 2011 at 05:13 #

    Twitter: notwifezilla
    Ah Stasha! I couldn’t help but laugh as I read.
    I think you a are a shoe in for the win, especially with such a great back story.

    • Stasha September 22, 2011 at 08:55 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Jackie. Let’s hope Jacqui still considers me in the contest after loosing Our beloved chick. My son is still randomly bringing it up like the other day the cAr “Mama remember when you lost my white button. That was not nice, don’t do it again!”

  3. kathy September 22, 2011 at 05:53 #

    Haha…anyway that button could make it to the Atlantic? Love your sense of humor, and congrats on winning them in the first place!

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    • Stasha September 22, 2011 at 08:49 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Kathy. I was very pleased with myself when I got those two answers right. And I did not even cheat and google them, I actually knew it 😉 Stranger things have happened, I would keep my eyes open next time you go for a walk on the beach.

  4. Ashley Sisk September 22, 2011 at 06:50 #

    How funny – I love the cartooning!
    Ashley Sisk recently posted..Shoot and Edit: Week 37 – Teen or Adult Portrait (LR Adjustment Brushes)

    • Stasha September 22, 2011 at 08:56 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Ashley, the comic application is called Comic Life and there is a free trial for it. I really like using it.

  5. Kim September 22, 2011 at 07:13 #

    I’m so sorry for you, but I’m also sorry I can’t help laughing :) What a sad story, but so clever and creative. I love that maybe someday someone will find the lost button and google it and maybe he or she will find this post and know the story behind the traveling button!! I love how your son is wearing one and holding the other in the first photo and then how we get to your wet jeans and your son holding the remaining button. A beautiful story!
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    • Stasha September 22, 2011 at 09:11 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Kim. You have such an amazing ability to notice the little details. One of many reasons you are such an inspiring artist!

  6. Runnermom-jen September 22, 2011 at 08:41 #

    Twitter: runnermomjen
    Hahaha!! You are very creative!! And, sorry for your loss 😉
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    • Stasha September 22, 2011 at 09:13 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I am coping with it, but I believe Little J is still dwelling on it. Probably because it was solely my fault and he is quite pleased to find out I am not flawless after all.

  7. jacqui September 22, 2011 at 09:25 #

    Twitter: chicktuition
    I am glad you’ve finally confessed, Stasha. I shall send my adopted nephew another white button…but you must never lose his white button again. Although I love Kim’s idea that someone will find it washed up on the sand somewhere!

    Your first photo is perfect isn’t it? Just look at his face and the beautiful sky…love it!
    jacqui recently posted..Hint, hint…

    • Stasha September 22, 2011 at 09:33 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Jacqui. I have been trying to find a way to tell you. Because surely you would notice the black button is dominating all the photos these days. I hope white chick button becomes the happiest ‘message in the bottle ever’ . She went MIA at a beach frequented by whales so there is Pinocchio story written all over this one…

      • jacqui September 22, 2011 at 09:37 #

        Twitter: chicktuition
        There’s are whales in the story too? This couldn’t be more exciting! I’m so glad you lost the button!
        jacqui recently posted..Hint, hint…

  8. Jodi Hall September 22, 2011 at 14:02 #

    Aww.. Sorry for your loss too hehe.

    The storyboard is creative! Love it
    Jodi Hall recently posted..Edit Me Challenge….Giving it a try.

  9. Ally September 22, 2011 at 17:14 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    Oh no! You are indeed very creative, however.
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    • Stasha September 22, 2011 at 20:13 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you, feel better soon Ally. No, scratch that, feel better now!

  10. Lady Fi September 22, 2011 at 20:41 #

    Poor chick!

    And your shots at the beach are amazing!
    Lady Fi recently posted..Mist-ical

  11. Amanda September 22, 2011 at 22:19 #

    Twitter: lilahbility
    I’ll keep an eye out for it here on Vancouver’s beaches and let you know if it turns up!
    Amanda recently posted..Wordless Wednesday: Kid in a Box

  12. deborah l quinn September 23, 2011 at 00:38 #

    Twitter: mannahattamamma
    The chick story is very funny – and the tip about easily floatable-away objects is well taken, so thanks for that, oh professional photog! The photo site is wonderful!! A fitting frame (sorry, pun) for your work. If I lived in WA I’d totally hire you. But as it is, I’ve got a husband whose FIFTIETH birthday approaches fast…hmm….
    deborah l quinn recently posted..Comment on Of Mail and Metaphors by Deborah Quinn

  13. Sarah Kate September 23, 2011 at 05:52 #

    Hi there Stasha! I saw your feature over at Bees With Honey and wanted to come say hi! I love the pictures you took for this and how you placed them on the storyboard. Cute idea!! I have to tell you – there may still be hope for the chick button. One time my husband left his shirt a little too close to the water and Mother Nature took it away. Five days later while walking down the coast, we saw something very closely resembling his t-shirt in a pile of seaweed. Sure enough, it came back to us! My sunglasses, however, did not have such a happy fate, so maybe this only works for large, cotton items. :o)
    Sarah Kate recently posted..my first etsy purchase

  14. Greta @ Not Enough Patience September 23, 2011 at 12:41 #

    Twitter: gfunkified
    I love this post! You’re a shoo-in to win. Even with one, lonely button.
    Greta @ Not Enough Patience recently posted..Week In Review

  15. RoryBore September 23, 2011 at 16:03 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    Oh poor little chick. will advise if it washes up here in Canada :)
    but, still…..beautiful shots – perhaps chickie sacrificed himself for the sake of art?
    RoryBore recently posted..4 Fill in Fun: Friday? Here….already?

  16. Ado September 23, 2011 at 19:12 #

    Oh nooooo! Reminds me for some reason of Mr. Bill from the 80s getting swept off somewhere, “Oooooh noooo!”
    PS: Your son= gorgeous!

  17. Jessica September 25, 2011 at 22:45 #

    Twitter: Mytimeasmom
    Poor white chick. If I ever win one I will have it sent to you.
    Jessica recently posted..What It Takes To Be A Blogger

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  1. By Hint, hint… | chicktuition.com on September 22, 2011 at 09:09

    […] it was from. And it was my favorite photographer, Stasha (aka @NorthWestMommy and @StashaBphoto). Her post contains the story of her quest to win this contest…and a confession about it. Nice telepathy […]