This is the end of Vegan MoFo 2013, and it’ll end as it began!
This is the final post in which I share the secrets of Mad Men MoFo! “Secrets” sounds far more scandalous than I ever wish to be, and in reality, it’s just some old fashioned planning. I’m always interested in the process of creating, so I though I’d share what I did to prepare for Vegan MoFo this year.
Ideally, I’d like to dress up as Joan Holloway and give you a tour of my lavish photography studio while eating candy cigarettes and sipping a martini, but in reality, this is Mad Men on a budget.
I started planning for Mad Men MoFo about a month in advance. I know from past years of MoFo participation that struggling to come up with content on the spot is no fun!
I started collecting objects, planning posts, and making sketches. I made an inventory of each of the objects and started to keep track of each time I used them in a shoot (I know!) so one prop wouldn’t show up too much, and I wouldn’t end up buying something and not using it at all. Fortunately, I already owned most of this stuff because hoarding antiques and photography props is what I do.
While I love planning and organizing, making thumbnails is not my idea of a good time. But the sketches I made were helpful for getting started with the project, like this one for the first post, Sally’s French Toast.
My desk stayed as “Peggy’s desk” for about two weeks. But I stayed away from the Rocket Fuel.
Plans for Margaret Sterling’s wedding right after JFK’s assassination.
And a photo from this shoot that didn’t make the cut:
So I suppose this marks the end of Mad Men MoFo. What with limited time, and therefore a limited amount of posts, there’s so much of Mad Men I wanted to cover, but simply couldn’t within the constrains of a month. Like Pete Campbell. He didn’t even get any airtime on here (perhaps that’s a good thing). And more Joan! Luckily I can blog all year, so this won’t be the last Mad Men post ever.
Thank you so much for reading my blog this month, and I hope you stick around for regularly scheduled programming! I’ll let Joan handle the final words of Mad Men MoFo 2013: