Monthly archive July, 2012
Style Story... Denise & Scott McGaha

Style Story… Denise & Scott McGaha

Denise McGaha is more comfortable in creative “chaos” than organized placidity. She prefers the bustling activity of a multi-tasker over the perfectly manageable schedule of a “nine to five-er”. In fact, too much ease makes her nervous. When I met Denise, who I’ve assisted on several design projects over the past 10 months, for our...
Color Study... Ep. 16

Color Study… Ep. 16

  I mentioned my recent performance with Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth at The Modern Museum last week. Today’s Color Study is a quick examination of a few of the simple yet sophisticated materials I observed throughout the museum lobby space. This particular color scheme isn’t very summery but it feels perfectly timed. Summer vacations are coming...
Weekend Cheers

Weekend Cheers

I may dream of being a dark, exotic, sun-tanned bathing beauty but truth of the matter is I’m quite fair… all year round. When I was younger, my brothers and I would spend hours everyday of the Summer at the pool – playing, splashing, and – yes – tanning, of course! But now that my days...
Between Extremes

Between Extremes

Texas in August can be, more than perhaps any other time of the year, summed up by the idea of extremes. Scorching heat and blaring sun contrasted against frigidly over-accommodating air-conditioning. And let’s not forget the long stretches of brittlely dry days followed by torrential rains and flooding. Light and dark, hot and cold, parched...
Urban Oasis

Urban Oasis

After yesterday’s “hefty” subject matter about the importance of art, today I find myself in the mood to simplify. Easy enough! Recently, I visited the Fort Worth Water Gardens and found them to be the perfect place to escape for a quiet moment of reflection or mindless relaxation. I’ll let the photographs do most of...
The Importance of Art

The Importance of Art

Lofty post title, no? You might think that I’m about to expound on the academic reasoning of the importance of art (because i totally could!) ;-). Ha, not so! No, today I’m just going to share a few reflections from a recent daytrip that made me ponder on the role of art in our lives....
Off Stage

Off Stage

As you may have noticed, things have been very quiet around here this past week! My time has been heavily committed to other happenings outside of this blog including my recent participation in a modern dance festival with Contemporary Dance / Fort Worth at The Modern over the weekend (artistically inspiring & a great evening out in Fort Worth). Other “off...
Color Study... Ep. 15

Color Study… Ep. 15

This weekend David and I had the incredible honor of participating in the opening of a new sanctuary building at our home parish, St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church. It was the culmination of many years of planning and saving and many months of even more working and sweating. To see the final reward of...
Weekend Cheers

Weekend Cheers

Sometimes simple things such as the time of year are enough to make a person happy. This week has been an unusual one, both in good and bad ways. A business trip, family loss, and out-of-town guests have been just a few of the things to occupy our time. It’s been what you might call...
Summery Pattern-ery

Summery Pattern-ery

Besides mixing colors, I love playing with pattern. When high temperatures are a factor, I tend to lean towards loose fitting garments and drape-y silhouettes. But that look can quickly get boring, which is why I like the idea of mixing interesting patterns in the place of more fitted and flattering shapes to spice things...
Weekend Cheers

Weekend Cheers

… it feels good. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Better Than Before

Better Than Before

Hello friends! I’m back after a busy few days with renewed vigor for blogging. Over the weekend, I took some much needed time to reorganize a few disheveled spots in my house, one of which was my jewelry perch atop my chest-of-drawers. Inspired by THESE suggestions, I set to work with a few unexpected storage props…...
Color Study, Ep. 14

Color Study, Ep. 14

On Friday, I assisted my friend Denise of Denise McGaha Interiors in hostessing an open house party for a couple clients. It was a beautiful evening full of happy faces, delicious food, and generous compliments. Along with Denise and her handy side-woman, Sarah, we catered the entire event! It was a valuable lesson in entertaining,...