The Evil Look or…The Whatevers

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, The Whatevers - Creative Storytelling


Are you ready for the next photo of the Second Round of Whatevers? If you missed what the Whatevers is all about (basically they are photos that my friends and I found on flea markets etc. and that we give a new life and story) or want to see all the past photos and takes…check it out here.

Click here to see what CatVickiMartha and Cuchy made out of the photo and which story they tell.

Here is my take on this month’s photo:



Martha shot her new son in law another evil look just to ensure he understood her earlier whispered message during the rehearsal dinner: “If you ever make my little girl cry…I make you regret the day you were born!”

The little girl and her husband lived happily ever after!



When we saw this photo we all laughed hysterically- I think it is too funny and it reminded me that I actually do have a photo of my great-great grandmother with a similar evil look – she was known as someone who was absolutely humorless – LOL.



I love the little orange here and there peaking through the blue. Loads texture here.



And here is the photo of this month’s Whatever for you :



You can play along with us and share your story with the Whatevers- just link it up so we can see it 🙂

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Here is how it works

  • Vicki, Cat, Cuchy (Carmen), Martha and I and I have made a one-year commitment to each other and picked twelve photos with Whatevers whom we will give a story.
  • Every month – if possible always on the 15th –  each of us will do a post with an individual story that goes along for us with the same photo.
  • If you want you can play along and we will have the photo for you to download and show us your version of The Whatevers. The photo will be posted at the end of our blogposts- not on Facebook!
  • There is no rules to the story itself- it can be funny, sad, uplifting, breathtaking- WHATEVER
  • There is no rules on the length or the form of the story– it can be a short sentence, an essay, a poem or a soap opera – WHATEVER
  • There is no rules on the artform you choose – it can be a scrapbook layout, an altered art project, an artjournal page – WHATEVER
  • Here is a rule though: if you take the photo you have to link back to us and show us your story.
  • These pictures are from our personal stash and are for personal use for you only! If you want to use them for a publication whether a book or magazine in print or digital form please ask for permission!
  • If you want to participate we’ll have a linky list for each Whatever Post.
  • You can also join our The Whatevers -Facebook Page


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Have a gorgeous day- no evil looks though 😉






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Comments (5)

  • Catherine Scanlon


    Haha, my husband calls that the evil eye! Love the story and the orange does look GREAT!


  • Sue Clarke


    Funny how many folks in the older vintage photos look miserable. I guess it was just a sign of the times. I assume that they didn’t have many pics taken so they wanted a “serious” one to display.


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      Nathalie Kalbach


      LOL Sue- I think it might be also because they had to wait forever? I am not sure- but I guess I would have looked miserable too 😉


  • Vicki Chrisman


    Super fun Nat! I always LOVE how you use COLOR!


  • Cuchy


    LOL good advice… or better warning.
    I heard my father telling the same words 🙂
    Love the “new and colorful porch”


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