It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over. Today’s event is a party for twelve and, as usual, my focus is on setting a beautiful table. Here are snapshots of today’s sunny summer set-up! I’ve also attached a link to one of my previous posts about daisies – the friendly flower. Daisies are one of … More Summer Entertaining
It seems everyone loves to photograph and post pictures of food. While I enjoy doing that too, I also love to photograph fruit, veggies and other items at the market. Many grocery stores have taken a cue from Whole Foods and display their food beautifully arranged in baskets or overflowing in containers. Sometimes the color … More Fabulous Food Photos
I do my own flower arrangements for my clients but I get my inspiration from a variety of florists across the Bay Area. One of my favorites is Anne Rizoulis. Anne and I are old friends from our corporate days in specialty retail. Anne branched out to do flowers several years ago and makes the … More Supporting Friends
Whenever I have a free moment from my business, I enjoy exploring mixed media art classes. My favorites are through Carla Sonheim who I found through friends. She is based in Seattle and, while she does offer some in person classes, most are offered online. Once you sign up and pay for a particular class, you join … More Spotlight on… Carla Sonheim
Today was the annual Tour de MALT (Marin Agricultural Land Trust) bike ride. The 40 or 60 mile loops start in Nicasio and travel north through beautiful protected farmland. I took these pictures today during the ride which was spectacular. Rest stops included produce, cheeses and meats from local farms. And at the end, there is … More Bicycling through Farmland
As I progress in the Developing Your Eye photography class offered by Blogging U, I’m paying much more attention to light, light sources and how light adds drama. These pictures are from a trip to Hawaii several years ago and I think they are great examples of how dramatic light can be!
The Hivery, a new collaborative work space in Mill Valley, is a beautiful environment and community where people like me can explore what’s next in their lives. Founded by Grace Kraaijvanger, a former ballerina, The Hivery is a membership where you can escape from your home office, work in a beautiful, fully appointed space, meet and exchange ideas … More Spotlight on… The Hivery
Yesterday afternoon I experimented with some new watercolor techniques. I had a few scraps of unused watercolor paper that I didn’t want to throw away. The green grasses in the featured image happened when I added more and more water to my green as I applied it on the paper. I love how the darker grasses … More Watercolors
Dahlias are extravagant flowers. They make spectacular arrangements because they are BIG and come in an amazing array of colors. These are a pink peach and are all you need to make a lovely statement on your table.
One of my morning rituals is enjoying a delicious cup of coffee out on a warm and sunny deck. I took this picture at a neighbor’s house on a beautiful clear day. It reads “warmth” to me which is today’s Developing Your Eye photo challenge. The sunlight, reflecting through the glass table, creates an interesting graphic … More Sunny Deck