My Creative Process: Living a Dream

Part of my creative process involves collecting experiences, emotions, feelings and nostalgia for people and places I can later draw from when I create. Sometimes I can do this from home, interacting with my family and friends, watching films, reading books, but I feel truly fortunate when I can go somewhere and immerse myself in a fantasy. I imagine a dream scenario; I think about the kind of experience I want to have, then I find it. I am careful to choose where I stay, because how my surroundings make…
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Flowers at Worlds End Farm

Lately, I’ve been revisiting my memories looking for stories to share here. One, in particular, came to mind about the time I spent at Worlds End farm where I attended an intensive floral design symposium with Sarah and Nicolette of Little Flower School. Both women were generous with their knowledge, and I left feeling well educated in the art of arranging flowers. I was told I have a great eye for color and scolded for death gripping bouquets (also realized this was probably a metaphor for my life, lesson learned ladies). But what…
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Shopping for French Antiques

Antique shopping is one of my favorite activities, especially when visiting Europe. The last time I was in France, I hopped from puce to brocante all the way from Paris to Provence. Nearly everything I encountered, from sofas to soap dishes, was influenced by the historically opulent French design aesthetic. This made browsing endless collections of eighteenth and nineteenth-century bric-a-brac a visual delight. I found some beautiful things and had a wonderful time. PARIS PROVENCE IMAGE DETAILS: Images 1 and 2 were taken at our Paris Airbnb. Images 3-5 were…
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10 Days Old

My son Edward William was born January 20th at 4:04 AM. He weighed 9 pounds 6 ounces and was 22 1/4 in length. The story of his birth is dramatic and I’m still processing the event. Simply put, it was dreadful. Perhaps at some point I will share the whole story. Luckily time heals and as it turns out, so does holding a newborn baby. His sweet temperament and calm demeanor has made these first days incredibly special. I took these photos when Edward was 10 days old. In the time that has passed he already seems…
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I’m Pregnant

Lately my life has revolved around a man I have yet to meet, my son. I am currently 34 weeks pregnant, my official due date is January 11, 2016. I’ve spent the last 8 months preparing for his arrival in one way or another. I’ve contemplated his name; attended childbirth classes so I am educated enough to make informed decisions; enlisted the help and expertise of an excellent doula; unearthed boxes of my old Brio trains and baby books buried in storage for the last 20+ years; prepared his nursery…
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