Brenda Shannon

Brenda Shannon

@yarnalchemist

Martial Artist, model, nerd, knitter, crazy cat lady, otaku, LSG, social worker, geek

Brenda Shannon

@yarnalchemist


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Cross-eyed blep! Oh R2, you're so cute. cat caturday R2 mainecoon fluffy floof kitty tongueout catblep blep

1 Days ago

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Playing with Snapchat filters today. I was having fun sending them to @weebiesmomma2 for her little Anamaria to send pictures back. selfie selfies Snapchat filters foxy kitty bear girlwithglasses silly cute kawaii

2 Days ago

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Medical update I had my 2nd shoulder surgery last week. I'm honestly doing pretty okay. I'm so ready to get my stitches out though! They are itchy! Speaking of itchy, in the 2nd pic, you can see my skin where the big bandages were during the first few days. I'm very allergic to adhesive so my skin is irritated, red, raw, & now peeling off were it was. I'm supposed to be wearing bandaids over the 3 incisions but I can't. I was breaking out in hives from them. I want to write an Ode to @OldNavy for their lounge bras! They were so comfy & since their bands are nice & big, they support my rather large girls without the strap pulling down on my clavicle. So my girls are lifted enough that I can wear my sling comfortably below my breasts but there's no hurting my shoulder! I can wear a regular bra but the underwire digs into my arm from how the sling has it positioned. medical shoulderinjury dislocation spoonie subluxation stitches hospitalglam bra oldnavy selfie

2 Days ago

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Well I'm home from having "Shoulder Surgery 2: Electric Buggaloo". It was more intense than the last time I guess and I have a bigger sling with padding and a squeeze ball attached. I really had to play with the colors on this pic so you can see my cat Mei Lin against the black sling. Whenever I'm injured, she has to lay across that part of my body and purr. I read a scientific article once about the frequency of a cat's purr helps with bone regrowth. I'm also using the Loppy Bunny plush I bought from @cutiepiekawaiishop Sunday to prop up my arm. It's the perfect shape and size to do it and it's so cute and soft! cat kitty blackcat catsofinstagram love hospitalglam spoonie zebra surgery pain painsomnia spoonieproblems fibromyalgia jointhypermobility medical shoulderinjury dislocation subluxation

12 Days ago

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OMG, WE HAD A BLAST AT ESCAPADE SATURDAY NIGHT!! Everyone was so talented and nice and gorgeous, and fun, and lovely, and everything!! Thanks for letting me be a dork and getting selfies with everyone! I want to thank Kim for talking me into wearing my Stevie Nicks outfit from a previous photo shoot. I had two different people come up to me to tell me that I was the most beautiful woman they've ever seen in person. (😶❗) and someone recognized me from the DuBois Area Fantasy Photoshoot Group and told me that he is a big fan of my photos that Kim takes. So like, I have an actual fan. modeling cosplay selfie selfies escapade Altoona dragshow queens beautybitches beauty makeup duboisareafantasyphotoshootgro nightout pride fun happy love

13 Days ago

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Feeling very tired today at the DuBois Area Fantasy Photoshoot Group booth at Sci-Fi Valley Con. Snorlaxand I would love to take a nap. LOL. We are here for the rest of today though. Please stop by and check out our booth. modeling cosplay makeup photography duboisareafantasyphotoshootgro dafp scifivalleycon boothbabes Pokemon Snorlax bunny whiterabbit aliceinwonderland wonderland wig gothiclolitawigs rockstarwigs cosplaywigs plushie

14 Days ago

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"Decades" party at Escapades gay bar in Altoona. It's my first time at a drag show and I'm excited! I'm throwing my look back a few decades to channel Stevie Nicks! Everyone looks so fantastic and everyone is so super nice. beauty makeup selfie boho stevienicks wig blonde gothiclolitawigs rockstarwigs cosplaywigs dragshow escapade music fleek pride Altoona fleetwoodmac cosplay

15 Days ago

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Here's @midianspectra 's look from Friday at the Convention! She looked fab!! modeling cosplay beauty makeup wig corset duboisareafantasyphotoshootgro scifivalleycon

16 Days ago

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Broke out the brand dress for Sci-fi Valley Con today. It's my favorite angelic pretty dress. If you're around this weekend, stop by the convention and see me! If you ask nicely, we might even let you poke our octopus!! convention scifivalleycon Lolita sweetlolita angelicpretty burando gothiclolitawigs rockstarwigs boothbabes curvycosplay duboisareafantasyphotoshootgro

16 Days ago

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Justin and I planted perennials in our garden this year. We have had salvia in the corner spot for years now and it keeps coming back bigger and better every year. So, hopefully the clematis and delphiniums do well out front, too! I'm happy that they are all very bumble bee friendly, too! garden nature Pennsylvania outdoors home flowers gardening flowers bees

21 Days ago

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DuBois Area Fantasy Photoshoot Group "Gods and Goddesses" shoot Look 2 "Saint/Sinner" Photographer- Kimberly Logan Marshall Model- me Lighting- Diana Makeup- also me Dress- Itsa Mori "Nameless Poem" Wig- Gothic Lolita Wigs "rhapsody in auburn" photography modeling model femalemodel gothiclolita Lolita kurololita saint sinner beauty makeup style gothic wig gothiclolitawigs rockstarwigs cosplaywigs religiousmotifs catholicmotif nature outdoors Pennsylvania bilgersrocks duboisareafantasyphotoshoot dafp

25 Days ago

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HAIL STORM!! And Justin, yes, I'm safe. I'm on the covered porch watching it. weather thunder storm thunderstorm hail hailstorm rain lightning Pennsylvania nature awe summer thunderbolts angrymothernature

26 Days ago

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When you try to take a selfie to show off your Goddess makeup at a Photoshoot and your modeling bestie photo bombs you! Poor Aphrodite being picked on by a Muse. LOL! photography selfie makeup models femalemodels mythology goddess muse beautybitches beauty blonde wig gothiclolitawigs rockstarwigs godivawig aphrodite Venus silly bestfriends fun Wtf photobomb style toga corset curlyhair funny friends duboisareafantasyphotoshoot dafp

27 Days ago

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More behind the scenes pics of this weekend's Photoshoot. We got a new young girl (9 th grader) that I did haute and makeup on and Kim (photog) dressed her. Diana was our lighting manager. photography model modeling female behindthescenes portrait duboisareafantasyphotoshoot dafp

28 Days ago

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Taking goddess on the mountain top pictures. photography modeling dafp duboisareafantasyphotoshoot goddess mountain Pennsylvania bts behindthescenes

28 Days ago

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Pre- Photoshoot facial. Ewok ear headband is an absolute must to keep my hair out of my face. Also working on nails for tomorrow. It's a Gods and Goddesses shoot tomorrow and Sunday. Do you think I can pull off Aphrodite? beauty selfie makeup dork starwars lush maskofmagnaminty silly duboisareafantasyphotoshoot dafp

30 Days ago

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Hanging out with my beloved husband of exactly 11 years (it's our anniversary today) at Three Rivers Comic-Con in Pittsburgh. I found that awesome @teefury shirt for him last week. What better way to spend our anniversary than at a Comic-Con being nerds? He's found a handful of comics he needed to complete collections and a Catwoman statue for his collection (I've bought him other Ladies of DC comics statues for his birthday/Christmas in the past). He found me the first appearance of Squirrel Girl comic and the the first appearance of Hellboy (in super good condition!!) as my gift. We will be attending this year's Baltimore Comic-Con and will be able to get Hellboy signed by Mike Mignola, his creator, then. I plan on getting it CGC graded and keeping it forever. I love both the Hellboy movies and the comics. I am exceedingly excited about this. love family nerd dork comiccon happy anniversary skeletor maga threeriverscomiccon comicon

36 Days ago

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How have I not shared these pictures yet?! OMG This was in the last batch of photos from our shoot at the Train Depot at Doolittle's.I am just blown away by everything in this shot. I adore this picture! Photographer- Mike Crowley Model- Brenda Corset- Damsel in this Dress Skirt- Venefica Corsetry Wig- GLW "Classic Wavy" in auburn Lipstick- Kat Von D liquid lipstick in "Exorcism" photography model modeling femalemodel selfie Steampunk train ladiesofsteampunk vintagetrain curves curvy curvycosplay wig gothiclolitawigs rockstarwigs cosplaywigs auburn redhead redhair greeneyes choker pocketwatch beauty kvd darklips timetravel timetraveler dafp

37 Days ago

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The annual bleaching of the Chucks trim has occurred. It's officially summer. chucktaylors chucks converse clean summer godblessclorox bleachpens

39 Days ago

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R2's been channeling our old cat, Ralphie today by taking up way too much room on the couch. Except, unlike his namesake, R2 (Ralphie the Second) he wasn't trying to take Justin's spot. These two make me so happy. cats cat catsofinstagram kitty fluffy maine family husband nerdboy happy love home

42 Days ago

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Throwback Thursday to May 2004 when I graduated from Penn State and mom took Holly and I to the beach!! It was really cold in Ocean City, MD but we swam in the ocean anyways. Do you two remember the hilariously bad hotel room where everything broke and the sketchy elevator of doom? LOL tbt throwbackthursday college graduation besties bestfriends ocean family happy selfie

45 Days ago

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The stages of taking makeup selfies... LMAO! Gotta take about a hundred to get the right shot. Here's some facial contortions I go through to get myself to relax on camera so I'm not stupidly lifting my eye brows way up to my hairline just so you can see my eye shadow. Also, no duck lips or half-lidded eyes. They are just as silly. Today I used the Urban Decay "Tenant" palette for my eyes. I love that they gave us a matte black with those brights to make different smoky looks. I just got Kat Von D's "Alchemists" palette this weekend and have been trying it out. I don't love it as a highlighter but I love using it over eye shadows. My actual favorite highlighter is "Monster" from Colour Pop. It's the perfect pearly pink shine for me. My lips are also Colour Pop in "Hutch" which is such an awesome dark and moody burgundy for my inner 90's goth girl. makeupoftheday beautybitches motd selfie sillyface goofy lol makeup beauty urbandecay colourpop katvond alchemist darklips dork Wtf makingfaces freckles greeneyes purplehair

46 Days ago

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MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!! If you don't know that General Leia (known on this planet as Carrie Fisher) is one of my biggest heroes, then what planet are you from? My love of this strong, caring, smart, sassy, diplomatic, fierce woman shaped my childhood. They talk about character representation in media and looking back as a child of the early 80's, who had long brown hair and a twin brother, I identified so much with Princess Leia. Yeah, she might have needed rescued at the start but she ended up saving everyone (minus Obi Wan Kenobi) by shooting her way through the Death Star back to the ship. She didn't break under Vader's torture, even after they blew up her home world. Subsequent movies, books, comics, etc, she continued to be the heart of the rebellion. She fought on the ground with the soldiers. She strategized with the leaders much older than herself. I cried when she was called General Leia in Episode 7. She was no longer referred to by a title that was not earned but given to a little girl at birth. Yes, all little girls can be princesses but we can also lead the resistance and become competent, strong Generals recognized for our skills and accomplishments. Carrie Fisher, the person, has always been my idol. She was a celebrity that was fearless in her life. She let the world see her flaws -addiction, mental illness, etc because all humans have flaws. In showing them, she used her power as a celebrity to lead the discussion on mental illness and the societal stigma. She never hid the fact that she needed to take medications to help her be a better person. She used her writing to reach people and help them understand addiction and mental health. The anecdote going around this week about Carrie taking a palette of glittery makeup to brush on people she worked with, fans at conventions, and her friends really struck home with me. It was said that even in her darkest, most depressed days, she helped others shine bright by putting glitter on them. I'm wearing glitter eye shadow today in her honor. starwars maythefourthbewithyou Leia generalleia Jedi woman makeup carriefisher princessleia Skywalker mentalhealth

52 Days ago

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I got to spend the whole weekend with Becky as we went out to Ohio for the wedding with our karate family. It was a beautiful ceremony and such a fun reception. I loved getting to see everyone there and to catch up with everyone. The absolutely wonderful Masters Doug & Carolyn Nybell made us cancel our hotel reservations and stay with them last night. We are both very grateful for their hospitality. Thank you for the lovely weekend everyone! @loretta.stacy @skylar14 @nicora7 @bobbohac goshingirl selfie wedding karate family spring dogwood flowers floweringtree

56 Days ago

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Charlie has had enough for today.

58 Days ago

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I absolutely love when Kim adds her "magic" to our photos!!! Brenda Sue Shannon: Wig: Gothic Lolita Wigs Photog: Kim Marshall Lighting: Diana Terwilliger photography Photoshop photograph photographer digitallyalteredphoto magic modeling model femalemodel cosplay duboisareafantasyphotoshoot AustinPA urbandecay wig gothiclolitawigs cosplaywigs rockstarwigs sword martialarts goshingirl fantasy faun horns curvycosplay bigbeautifulcosplay

60 Days ago

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I'm sure you're all tired of me going on and on about this Photoshoot location but seriously, everywhere you turn in the flooded paper mill in Austin, Pa is a fantastic shot. Model: Brenda Shannon Photography: Vic Ozogar Brenda's Look: Wig: Gothic Lolita Wigs Shawl: @melsdown photography modeling model femalemodel fantasy dafp duboisareafantasyphotoshoot cosplay curvycosplay morigirl faun horns warriorwoman martialarts goshingirl redhead ginger wig gothiclolitawigs rockstarwigs cosplaywigs bigbeautifulcosplay alternativemodel AustinPA Pennsylvania nature

62 Days ago

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Another great picture from this weekend! Something a little different from me - I had a blast posing with some of my favorite weapons. I had received this short sword as a gift several years ago and have wanted to incorporate it into a shoot somehow. Models: Brenda Shannon Photography: Vic Ozogar Brenda's Look: Wig: Gothic Lolita Wigs Shawl: @melsdown photography modeling model femalemodel fantasy dafp duboisareafantasyphotoshoot cosplay curvycosplay morigirl faun horns warriorwoman martialarts goshingirl redhead ginger wig gothiclolitawigs rockstarwigs cosplaywigs bigbeautifulcosplay alternativemodel AustinPA Pennsylvania nature

62 Days ago

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EHRMERGERD!!! We did a Photoshoot Saturday worn the DuBois Area Fantasy Photoshoot Group up at the Austin Dam & th paper mill ruins there. It was a free for all shoot with no set theme so I threw together a kind of forest girl warrior outfit. We got a bunch of new (to us) photographers to shoot with along with several of my long time friends. I am seriously blown away by the pictures coming back already!!! Model: Brenda Shannon Photography: Cora Ahearn Photographics Wig: Gothic Lolita Wigs Rhapsody in auburn Conacts: PinkyParadise Shawl: @melsdown photography modeling model femalemodel fantasy dafp duboisareafantasyphotoshoot cosplay curvycosplay morigirl faun horns warriorwoman martialarts goshingirl redhead ginger wig gothiclolitawigs rockstarwigs cosplaywigs bigbeautifulcosplay alternativemodel AustinPA Pennsylvania nature

63 Days ago

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I was attacked earlier today by a vicious, mountain lion! I was pounced on and pinned down by the giant, floofy beast! I love my R2 but my lord, he is huge! cat kitty catsofinstagram kittycat kittycuddles floof fluffy mainecoon R2 love

66 Days ago

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My mom is ready for fishing season to start in Pennsylvania! Her and my Step-Dave are actually camping out at Parker Dam this weekend. We will be heading out there later today when it warms up some. She's already caught a trout, too! nature Pennsylvania outdoors parkerdamstatepark camping fishing family mymomma happy love wildlife statepark

71 Days ago

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R2 is perfect in every single way. He has the most Majestic Floof. And he has his own Totoro towel on the couch to lay on because of how much he sheds. He loves his Totoro! cat kitty fluffy floof mainecoon catsofinstagram kittycat R2 majesticfloof giantcat largeandincharge mybaby

73 Days ago

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So this happened at Steel City Con Saturday! I got to glomp on to Matthew Lewis, the actor who played Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter. He was delightful! I wrote one of my Baby the Stars Shine Bright Shirring Princess jsk. My wig is a baby dollight style from Gothic Lolita Wigs. steelcitycon sccomicon2017 ComicCon harrypotter actor celebrity Hogwarts Lolita babythestarsshinebright gothiclolita classicLolita princess gothiclolitawigs rockstarwigs cosplaywigs twintails blonde wig curlyhair redlips fangirl frills bigbeautifulcosplay curvygirl

74 Days ago