Monthly archive May, 2010

Let Some Sunshine In!

Over the holiday weekend I was so fortunate to spend some very relaxing time outdoors and in the sun. It was amazing! But now, whenever I come inside, I have the urge to open all my doors and windows in an attempt to maintain the same level of glorious rays. Inspired by that feeling, I...

“P” Stands for…Pasta!

It struck me, after reviewing my post headings from this past week, that I have been poetically inspired by some “p” alliteration recently. So, continuing in that theme…PASTA! What can I say…I love it, love it, love it! And my newly planted basil sprouts have me excited for some homegrown pesto.

Pattern Play

There is nothing quiet like a scavenger hunt at the local thrift store to spark my creative interests. A few weeks ago, I was on such a hunt, and for polka dots in particular, when happened upon only the coolest striped shirt! As a dressing challenge, inspired by this lovely lady, I decided to have...

Paper Lanterns in Paint

After yesterday’s post, I found this beautiful painting of a garden scene with paper lanterns by Brian Mahieu. It reminds me of John Singer Sargent’s “Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose” painting, too… Sargent will always be one of my special favorites for so many different reasons. I could go on and on, but instead I’ll just share...

Paper Pleasantries

Little more than a year ago, I spent the most wonderful week with my dear and precious friend, Anastasia Munoz while preparing for her wedding. During our week together, we had the fun job of constructing and transporting these tissue pom-poms for the reception hall ceiling (it was actually a lot of fun). So, in...

Interior Illusions

Recently I happened upon the most amazing artist who specializes in interior subjects using an oil medium. Her name is Page Laughlin and her stunning work, long list of credentials and experience are a result of her unique and exciting perspective. A word from the artist: “In the subject matter of my paintings, things are...

More Coffee Please!

Sadly, I am still dealing with the hard truth that caffeine (especially coffee) is now a necessity rather than a treat in my daily routine…yes, it’s the post-finals-caffeine-addiction and I can’t seem to kick it! So, today I’ve decided to embrace it instead. With cup in hand, I’m sharing with you another homage to coffee...

After the Rain….

A Spring palette inspired by the relentless rains that the Middle Tennessee area has been getting. Gray skies, muted colors, delicate scenes, and dewey petals…yet the sweetest shades of pink, purple, and green peep through the misty air and we remember that it is still Springtime.

News Flash!

For those waiting to see the details of my final hotel project, it’s here! You can find it through the updated link on my resume or reach it directly here. Here’s a quick preview: Now, continuing with my business apparel research, here are a few ideas I found for adding color to a professional ensemble:...

When Fortune Knocks…

Yesterday, after a leisurely lunch at a new Thai restaurant around the corner, the universe landed me with this simple message…”Opportunity knocks on your door everyday – answer it.” And so true it is! The opportunity is always there, it’s just a matter of showing up and “answering” the call. It sounds kind of cheesy,...

Style Icon…Iris Apfel

I am just getting to “know” this beautiful and outrageous woman and the more I know, the more I love her! Some would call her irreverent and unique and, while she is certainly individual in the way she applies her personal style, I see her instead as simply honest. I will definitely be sharing more...

Back to Business…the Alternative Suit

Looking for alternatives to the conventional suit…my favorite picks: the pencil skirt and collarless jacket.

Ready for Business…

Now that I am a college graduate with loads of excitement and enthusiasm to share, I’m ready to plot my course in the professional world. But before I jump in head first, I need to make sure I’m properly “suited” for the job. How about this clever little piece… Academic on the outside, businesswoman on...

Ladies, Lunch & Hats

I’m finished!…long, cold nights of work in the BAS computer lab, tedious drafting in a beyond capacity studio, endless projects, rehearsals, performances, dear friendships, and 5 whirlwind years later I have completed my college degree! I am so relieved! Thanks to everyone who supported me along the way. Today’s post is long over due…and now...

Don’t Worry…Be Happy

Bobby McFerrin, the gentleman who famously sung the classic “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” , has more up his sleeve than we thought! Watch the video to see what I mean:

So Close!

No time for a long post, but I just wanted you all to know that I am almost there…I am one day away from being a college graduate who is ready to conquer the world (well…sort of…in a nice way of course). One last final exam this afternoon and then all that is between me...

Walls of Manuscript

Wouldn’t this be a lovely DIY project…thinking about this for the future…

One down…

…one more to go! This past week has been one huge project deadline after another, but I am very close to the end (I think I can, I think I can…) On Thursday morning I presented my healthcare design project and it went surprisingly well! I mentioned my initial concept here and promised an update...

April Showers Bring…May Flowers!

May 1st: Driving out of the neighborhood and take a glance at our humble home while driving away…notice something colorful tucked away on the right side of the building…what the heck!? Peonies! In my very own (rented) yard?  Most exciting day of all this Spring! Taking a cue from my mother, who has been joyously...