Thursday, August 21, 2014

Missing Friends

Today, I'm missing friends from home. I'm in the final stretch here at the Utah Shakespeare Festival and my energies are now shifting towards packing up my little family and preparing for our departure. But when I let my mind move towards Dallas, I mostly think of good friends whom I have dearly missed. Perhaps a little dinner gathering is in order - just a way to reconnect and hug on my dearly missed loved ones.


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Backstage at "Into the Woods"

Today, I wanted to share a little back stage look from the Utah Shakespeare Festival.  I took these photos during an intermission of "Into the Woods" this week. Since Utah Shakes is a repertory company, this backstage space also houses two other sets. This year it's "Twelfth Night" and "Sense & Sensibility".

I love being backstage and wanted some photos to remember this experience, as it is so different from the front-of-house experience. This dark, beautiful, transitional space is well known to technicians and actors, but less known to audiences. So today - a little peek at where I've been spending most of my summer hours.


















Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Girl Fort

Every woman needs an escape hatch; a little getaway plan. Since I'm so intricately linked to my home through family and work, I think my getaway plan needs to be in my back yard. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a separate space tucked away into the recesses of the back yard? Yes. I think a Girl Fort is definitely worth considering.











And, of course, here is my mother's sweet shed, nestled at the edge of her flower garden in Eastern Oregon. I think I may move in to this shed when my kids graduate high school and leave home.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Styling Selena's Painted Porch

Last year for Houzz.com, I featured a Dallas bungalow belonging to Selena and Alun Urquhart. One of my favorite things Selena had done to her back patio was to paint a blue and white Moroccan style stencil directly onto her wood deck. It looked like an area rug. I liked it so much that I returned to her home a few months later for a commissioned magazine cover shoot. This was my first crack at styling and photographing for a magazine cover. Here are the results!
















Thursday, August 14, 2014

Earthy Ceramics

Jumping off of last week's post about working the potter's wheel, I thought I'd share some beautiful images of handmade earthenware. These evocative, simple, rustic pieces are so dreamy. I'd love to create something like this someday. 


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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Roaming the Southwest

The Southwest has been very good to me this summer. The landscapes, the weather and the topography are amazing. I've been lost in the coral, orange, mint and cobalt colors that spring forth from the ground here. Truly - it's an inspiration.

I leave for home in a little over two weeks. While my mind is turning to packing and tying up loose ends, I'm also hoping to suck the last little bits of summer beauty out of Southern Utah.

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