good morning all! it’s uber early and i’m sending a bouquet your way to make sure to and smell the roses. (even if they’re ether :)
as i watch the news it’s apparent not everyone had a peaceful night as tornadoes hit texas and demolished homes and lives. many hit were under construction by habitat for humanity and it’s prompted me to get it together and finally register to work on the sites currently underway here in florida.
it was surprisingly easy to register and if you want to check it out in your neck of the woods, follow this link and choose by project or date from the calendar:
i’ll be heading to Liberty City which is one of the towns we usually just pass through (really fast) to reach our upholstery factory. it’s a community that is in desperate need of love and this is a chance to spread a little!
they need volunteers in all parts of the country so if you are working on a project or end up volunteering for one, let me know. well i’m off to get this day started. have a wonderful weekend!
hey guys! how’s your week going? i’ve been running around like crazy cause phase one of the event i can’t yet mention is coming quick. we shoot on february 13 and 14. so i’m upholstering, making pillows, editing spreadsheets and almost too tired to blog. but when i was going thu my phone i thought you may enjoy a little of it. i have about a minute left to share it. (my guy and i said no computers after dinner tonite so it’s now or never)!
we cracked open the warehouse and there are lots of pretty things but everything needs to be tweaked so i did some fabric shopping today. i love graphics and a few of these vintage benches above could use a mod pick-me-up!
i didn’t even get any of these but it was funny to see what i shot at the end of the day. actually i did get one
i was getting into the linens
this one was embroidered. it’s the one i got (for a long lucite bench)
scenes from the warehouse
palm beach green circa 1970!
well my date’s here, gotta go, more tomorrow!
hi guys, how are you this april evening? hope your monday was un-remarkable or totally fabulous. it’s already 11pm and i don’t know where the days go!
just now i was searching through journalfest and came across pam garrison’s blog. tonight she talked about her pages and how to keep on working on them even if you don’t like them, that the important thing is just doing them. her post from yesterday intrigued me too cause she’s making an art piece for an auction for japan (above) and she’s going to pair the flag with some of her embroidery.
i’ve been an admirer for a long time but saw a lot more of her artistic sides and fell in love with her sweet designs in every genre.
this is one very talented artist, the more i dug in the more layers were uncovered. if i’ve ever recommended a link to you, forget them all and go to the one above. her book-making is LeGeNd and this video is a quick walk through her world.
painter, sketch artist, seamstress, etsy proprietress! pam, you are my idol tonight! your gift to japan is mighty mighty. i hope to offer something too besides just donation. thanks for the push and the insights into your artist mind.
bonne nuit tous!
hi guys, another full day at the show and it still seems like i just skimmed the surface. the last thing i want to do is go back tomorrow, especially with the flea markets on but i just didn’t get it all done. today i focused on finding the perfect bed for the AD show, something that will be a crown jewel in the booth. these were a couple of contenders.
this show weird, the more you see, the more there is to see. hall after hall, mega booths galore, no wonder my clients burn out and start to hate my guts after a few hours! i’m starting to crash myself but will carry on.
the books are always my favorite part of the show, maybe tomorrow after the twice-over i’ll get a chance to go through some of them. maybe even leave early and hit the fleas, that would be the perfect day. ok well, i’m definitely at my limit today. good night!
happy monday everyone ~ i hope you’re winding down a little and doing just what you want!
i wanted to introduce those of you who don’t know her to one of my readers, amy friend. she sent me a link to her work today and i just fell in love. in this series she shoots her grandmother’s old nightgowns. if you’re like me, you’re a sucker for those old beauties. i was mesmerized by the way she brings them back to life. they’re almost like sea creatures.
below are some of her interior shots. amazing what good light and french doors can do…oh and the right photographer!
well, i confess, i just wanted to stop in and say hey and feel creative even just for a minute. i’m actually working on the tedious technical grooming of all my email contacts combined with the creation of a special newsletter that needs to get done pronto. it’s a big one and i want to finish it and get it sent (hopefully to you guys), which by the by, if i don’t have your email address and you want to get the news, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment and mention it, i can get it from there.
ps if you do host a giveaway, i’ll put it in the newsletter so let me know!
ok back to it! have a fab nuit!
pss it’s a couple days later, amy is such a doll and we added these to the boutique, take a look if you get a chance:
hey guys, happy monday! it was a couple hard core days working with my bf, liz and i was just too tired to plug in past the bare minimum. we had a ball though! i’ll let you know when i can talk about it, she’s pretty undercover as you may have noticed.
the good news is i’m recharged and back in action. but it also means having to get back to the deadlines so can i only stay a minute YET again :(
anyway it’s good to get back to my own life. happily it includes starting plans for the spring trip to paris. i wasn’t sure of the dates so only started looking just now.
as usual, it was a pool of intriguing and fascinating places available. we’re going to have a crew to work on a bunch of projects (hopefully liz included…if you want her to come, let her know! then again she doesn’t even know what a blog is)!
just a surface glance at a couple apartments got my heart going all over again for this city i never get tired of!
it’s so random!
and slightly bizarre
forgive me for not matching the photos and the links. i’m being lazy and have to run!