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Trick photo with twin sister ends up as ‘Bad Hair Day’ ribbon-winner for Kernen Jarr Trick photo with twin sister ends up as ‘Bad Hair Day’ ribbon-winner for Kernen Jarr Sometimes you get these really crazy ideas and you just don’t know how to implement them.

Kernen Jarr, age 12, has a twin sister Connelly who always seems to be up for the challenge of helping her sister and this trick won a merit award at the Sheboygan County Fair.

Jarr is the daughter of Aron and Sarah, Plymouth, and has been in the County Mounties 4-H Club for four years. This is her fourth year in photography she decided to do a trick photo as her project. Her trick photo involved the use of her twin sister but the end result was worth it.

“I made my sister, Connelly, do a head stand on the grass,” said Jarr. “She had her hair in a ponytail and when she did the head stand, on the grass, mom held her legs so she wouldn’t fall over and there wouldn’t be any shadows.


Novel approach to recycling tire leads to cat bed and ribbon-winner for Abraham 
Stories and photos byVerla Peichl Novel approach to recycling tire leads to cat bed and ribbon-winner for Abraham Stories and photos byVerla Peichl “I took the picture while laying on a beach towel,” said Jarr. “I called the picture ‘Bad Hair Day’ because it appears that her hair is grass growing out of her head.”

“The finished project not only makes it appear that there is grass growing out of Connelly’s head but she has a stoic face,” said Jarr.

“The picture is very creative and I saw one like this on Pinterest,” said Jarr.

Jarr used a Nikon digital camera and printed an 8 by 10 color photo which she matted on green scrapbook paper and it was mounted on foam board.

This is an interesting photo with a new twist to trick photography.

“The judge said that Connelly’s eyes are bright and very beautiful,” said Jarr. “She said there weren’t any shadows and the brightness was good. It was a straight on shot.”

Most country folk have an old tire lying around somewhere, but that’s about as far as it goes.

Just let the tire lay just in case it will come in handy sometime, and that’s where Jared Abraham, age 13, comes into the picture.

His grandfather, Craig Ackermann, is a car nut so why not take one of those old tires, turn it into something useful and make him a birthday present.

Abraham is the son of Tod and Kara, Plymouth, and is a member of the Spring Valley 4-H Club. This is his fifth year in 4-H, the category is Animal Science and the project is a cat bed.

“I saw some old tires just lying around and because my Grandpa is a car nut, especially the Corvette, I thought I’d make him a present,” said Abraham. “I used an Olds tire because that’s what I had.

“I cleaned up the tire with the power washer and then I sprayed it with tire shine,” said Abraham. “Next I cut out a groove with a Sawzall and lined the top with felt and I used hot glue to make it stick fast. I used felt that has a paws design and that worked out good.

“Then I took two pieces of foam board and foam matting and made a circle and then covered it with the designed felt and the glue gun,” said Abraham.

“I just came up with the details,” said Abraham. “My Mom saw the idea on Pinterest and I thought it over and decided that this project might work and I used the glue gun for all the gluing and we got the felt from Jo-Ann Fabrics,” said Abraham.

“The judge said she liked the creativeness of it and the shine of the tire,” said Abraham.

“I might make some more of these,” said Abraham.


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