Tuesday, July 6, 2010


"We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it." 
                                     ~William Faulkner
"Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have."
~Harry Emerson Fosdick
 "Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better." 
~Albert Camus

"We are free, truly free, when we don't need to rent our arms to anybody in order to be able to lift a piece of bread to our mouths." 
~Ricardo Flores Magon

(quotes taken from Quote Garden


jemina said...

I definitely love how you look here, and the added touches such as the socks and matching shoes is pure genius, LOVE how these pictures turn out too, firecrackers are fun fun fun, hugs darlin', J, xo

the Citizen Rosebud said...

thanks, Jemina. Love your style so compliments coming from you mean a lot! xo.

Meggstatus said...

I think this outfit is better than last years... and that's a huge compliment. I'm glad I wasn't' the only one that spent the day with my bf drinking beers and hanging out. I'm sure you read my rant and know how I feel about the 4th, especially the driving portion. Although, you got to light off sparklers which I will forever be jealous of.

TM said...

Very nice pictures, love that firestuff!!! :)
Thank you for your so sweet comment.

Wynne Prasetyo said...

beautiful! happy belated 4th of July :D

all is well with me, I'm quite busy studying for next week's final exam!

Ana said...

wow guys it seems that U had so much fun:)

Love your outfit:)

Emily said...

Awesome light graffiti Bella! Such a cute outfit too - definately no-one is doubting your patriotism!

Isquisofrenia said...

hahah i think you sent a comment to me that it was meant to be for someone else hahhah
i was confused at first at first but then i was like wait i havent seen twilight either hahh

Marta said...

why the poles do not celebrate the independence day in such a fun way?! looove it :D

Missa said...

The only thing our 4th of July was missing was sparklers! Such fun! I love the tights too :)

kristy said...

this is such a great fourth of july outfit! i'm in love with the sparklers in the third and fouth pictures.

Rosalind said...

Great photos with the sparklers! The patterns work really well. I'm assuming they were done using a delayed exposure?
That dress is very unique, and I like the little striped hat.

Thanks for your very sweet comment, my family saw it and were very appreciative!

E said...

These are totally gnarly. I always wanted to try light painting photos. Very cool.

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thank you all for the comments. The photos were taken on my Rebel xsi on auto, or night portrait. I used a remote (which wasn't working properly) then just shot with a timer. We kept our bodies still while moving the sparklers as much as possible. Always a lot of fun!

Annie Lollapalooza said...

that's an awesome dress!

it looks like you guys had a lot of fun, i want to play with some sparklers now =P

Violet Folklore said...

Darling darling DARLING!

You have posted about the Butt Ugly dress before yes?