Best Buds

Ever seen butterflies that match their flowers? Each August I get a kick out of these two. They seem to know intuitively when the other is around. Norah Jones has another way of saying it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlVpVIeY74U
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Crazy for sunflowers

I’m crazy about sunflowers. The “big” ones. There’s something about the size of a sunflower that accentuates its complexity. When possible, I like to raise sunflowers from seed. This first photo represents the way I’d always thought of them. Yellow, bright, strong and independent. Having grown them for several years, I can confirm that they’re all of that and more.
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Mixing it up in home décor

A fun quote you’ll enjoy  from Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren: “In some ways, interior design is like baking. It takes precise measurements and very specific proportions for your results to be a success. In other ways, design is more like cooking. You can add a pinch of this or a dash of that, or even make last-minute substitutions based on the contents of your pantry or work without a written recipe and still get amazing results. Mixing textiles and patterns falls somewhere in the middle. There are some rules you can work with, but often you have
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Is it art, or is it a pillow?

Does it hang on the wall or sit in the small of your back and bring you comfort at the end of a long day? I’ve intentionally placed my new pillow, “Full Bloom,” in a place of honor in the living room. Art can be both beautiful and functional. Strong and tender. Like an old love song.
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Let’s Get Lost

It’s been difficult keeping up with my blog the last few weeks – too much going on here. Summer has been so taken up with planning and getting ready to post my pillows for sale. It’s been hard not to be able to weed or take photos outside. I was listening to Pandora and got pulled into reading about the life of Chesney Henry “Chet” Baker, Jr. jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and vocalist. He was incredibly tenacious considering his longstanding addiction to drugs. Very impressive artist. I almost enjoy the visual as much as the music in this 1964 version of
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The Age of Morning Glories

Morning Glories are some of my favorite flowers- especially the color called Midnight Blue. I start them from seed and then as with many flowers, I photograph them through their entire life cycle. What I’ve learned about most flowers is that they change color as they age, and they take on new, sometimes unusual characteristics. No one stage is less beautiful than another. As the autumn chill takes hold, Morning Glories also develop very different personalities as they soften and turn in on themselves. They could be poster children for age appreciation.  Every one of these images is that of a
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Summertime is Outdoor Time

Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia offers a refreshing antidote to the heat of summer -fountains! I sometimes forget that cooking a hot meal in July is not a good idea. It’s also hard to find alternatives that don’t require too much brainpower. My friend Alison has some great ideas. I also love it that she tells you why certain foods are better to eat in summertime. Some days I need all the help I can get in that department. Fresh & Healthy Summer Eating Tips with Herbs..
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There’s No Place Like Home In The Garden

This past year, I lived in Greenville, South Carolina and worked diligently at sourcing printers and fabric for my new line of decorative pillows. My husband and I lived in a little apartment- he went off to work and I stayed home working on cost of goods, color correcting digital art files and reviewing printed samples. Frequent trips out to suppliers and home décor markets took me to various places including North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia. I learned a lot. And I loved the area. We had just started making friends when it was time to return home to Connecticut.
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