Pretty.  Simple.
Apr21

Pretty. Simple.

Teacup, shallow bowl, anything that can hold a bit of water can hold a single flower or six or more. A moving composition, by...

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art, imitating life
Mar08

art, imitating life

When My daughter Lucy was about to turn 16 I wanted to publish a Happy Birthday post for her. I poured through photos of past birthdays, school days, and sports photos mostly when she was really little, so many cute photos and stories. But, then I thought of this photo taken of her for a great project I worked on for SWAN Day. She was 13 when this was this shot and I think it pretty much sums up anything I could ever say except Love...

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We all scream for SNOW ICE CREAM
Feb14

We all scream for SNOW ICE CREAM

We have all been stuck indoors for a year, and I’m sure you think you are running out of creative ideas for yourself or your family to do on a freezing afternoon, plus I think there is another snowstorm coming this way sooo it might be time to make quite possibly one of the best treats you have had in a while. Yep, snow ice cream. My grandmother used to make it for us kids, easy for anyone to make. Yummy for everyone to eat. • 1...

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appetite for APPS
Jan06

appetite for APPS

About 90% of this blog is created on the phone. I am on the go a lot, and it’s just more fun. I know I am not alone but I did want to mention a couple of things. First, I would always rely on a professional to do photography or illustration for a client. I consider my photos of digital images not always perfect for what a client might need to accomplish with just the right end result. Camera phones have limited control, small sensors,...

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Lucy’s dresser repurposed
Oct29

Lucy’s dresser repurposed

Ok, I will admit I didn’t do this alone- Dave (you know the drummer) had a lot to say about this project, like “Hey! My drums will fit perfect in there!” Kidding aside, you can use this idea for other collections too. Here is how Dave did it. (I helped!) Take off the door and pull out draws. Turn on the side – reposition legs – add a flat piece of wood to cover where bottom once was. Paint or not. Design should never be...

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Wait for it
Sep16

Wait for it

Everyone loves flower arrangements. Buds and fresh blooms are beautiful, but we toss them as soon as the first leaf wilts or drops. I say watch every phase of nature’s beauty. If you let the water dry from the vase your arrangement will take on a dried flower look, with deeper colors and an almost magical feel. Wait for it, you won’t be...

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