Saturday, August 9, 2014

Summer Reading

As children we were told not to forget our "Summer Reading" as we left school for a few months of freedom. When I was a child, Summer Reading was not on the top of my list. My Summer list included going on a family vacation to the mountains, swimming, sunbathing with baby oil, staying up late with my sisters to watch Bonanza reruns and of course, sleeping in.  With all that going on, reading was going to have to wait until the school bell rang again. 
As it turns out, now I wish there was more time for Summer Reading.  I even created a space in my backyard just for this purpose. It 's a simply pleasure to flip through pages of books while listening to birds chirp, watching squirrels jump and hearing the many sounds of Summer.

Do you have a favorite place you like to read in the Summer?

While were are on the subject of Summer Reading, below are a few of the books I have been reading this Summer. (and not one Bonanza rerun yet, sorry little Joe)

Toiles de Jouy
French Printed Cottons
by Sarah Grant

Fifth Avenue Style
by Howard Slatkin

Queen of Fashion
by Caroline Weber

The Book of Acts
by Luke

The Grammar of Ornament
by Owen Jones

Flowers are starting to loose some of their luster, the days are getting shorter and soon Fall will arrive before we are ready. Soon we will be asking ourselves, where did the Summer go?  Make sure to make time for some Summer Reading of your own.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Just Horsing Around at The National Western Stock Show 2014

The National Western Stock Show comes to Denver every January and growing up in Denver,  I have attended the show many, many times. 
It had been awhile since my last show, but I attended this year and wanted to share a few pictures with you.
A beautiful horse fountain.

 This horse looked so sweet.
A very successful show.

A beautiful horse with a beautiful tartan blanket.


I was lucky enough to watch this horse and rider warm up and took a lot pictures that all turned out blurry, so it was an artistic photoshop filter to the rescue.

Like many of you, I think horses are such beautiful animals and love using their images in my work.
Below are a few examples.

Thank you and I hoped you enjoyed the pictures.
All the best,

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Rose Writing Desk

As I was just about to ship a Rose Writing Desk to a client today,  I walked by this room and could not help but notice the beautiful streaming sunlight. It's been very cold here, just like the rest of the country, so the radiance of the sunlight did not go unnoticed.
I remembered that the Rose Writing Desk photo on my website had not be updated in a while. So I quickly pulled some things together for a photo shoot while trying to keep up with the sun.
I knew I did not have much time, so I placed the items, swept the floor and grabbed my camera.
I did like the first pictures, but thought I had better take a few more just in case.
So I hurriedly snapped a few shots.
The sunlight did not go unnoticed by my pug Sophie either.
Then, she tried to run by between frames.

This time she thought the book on The Louvre might be good for chewing.
The dried pink roses looked so pretty that I placed them on top of the writing desk and took a few pictures.
Here's the uncropped picture.
Well, the sun was quickly moving so I took matters into my own hands.
I went over her head...
Not just once, but several times... the dining room table for the next few shots.
The first photos were the best to use on my website, but
I think my favorite shot of the day is this one.
All the best,