Sunday, December 18, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
I haven't taken life drawing classes since I was in college. My friend Barbara told me about this great drop in class at the YWCA in Santa Monica. Great tunes inspire a cool, unstructured vibe in the cavernous gym. I'm loving working in color which is something I never did in art school, where charcoal was king.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Meloni Mitchell is one of my very favorite models. I first worked with her a couple of years ago on a Taryn Rose Shoe campaign. Since then, we've done many shoots for designers and for fun. She herself is a fashion designer and is living in Italy with her husband, Roberto, who is a painter. To see her work.....Link
Monday, October 24, 2011
I have been humming this beautiful tune by Zee Avi, to myself ever since I saw her amazing performance last week at the El Rey.
I was even humming it yesterday when I stepped on a bee and got stung on my toe. I'm still humming it. RIP Honey Bee.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
I grew up in homes with brown or neutral walls. I always wanted my room to be painted yellow. We just moved into a home that we are going to remodel. Much of the house is dark wood panel. Some walls are that beige that is neither here nor there. The first thing I did when we moved in was to let the kids paint the walls, ceilings and floors. I wonder why so many people shy away from color in their homes. It's so easy to paint and repaint. And what a difference a shade makes.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I take morning walks and find great inspiration in vines and leaves on the trees along my path. This morning I came across this really cool starburst flower on tree that I've passed thousands of times and never noticed. I later used it in my shoot that was a focus on french braided hair on the lovely Kara Birkenstock.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
I am a frustrated painter and from time to time I muster up the courage to put paint to paper. I am taking a painting class every wednesday in a wonderful backyard studio in Venice. I always love the last minute inspiration that strikes and decided to play with a promo postcard that I've had lying in my car. I have often done collages with other people's imagery, but this was one of the first times I've played with my own photo. I loved creating imagery away from the computer.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
I can dive into a garment emotionally. I know a lot of people are the same way. We're the ones scouring thrift stores for a score. I found this doll's dress that looks and feels like history at one of my favorite thrifting haunts in Topanga Canyon, Hidden Treasures. My daughter's friend is turning 10 this weekend and still very lovingly plays with her beautiful dolls. We think this will make a perfect gift.