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Bvlgari

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One of the perks of working for a resort client is being able to stay on property. When I was creative director on the Sea Island Resorts account, I had many such opportunities and it can spoil you after awhile. Confession: I’m a toiletries hoarder and each time I stayed at The Cloister I would [...]


portrait of boy as bear

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This painting, like “fawn”, went through many iterations to get to this point. I thought maybe if I posted it I would be less likely to continue working it to oblivion.


Bharti Kher

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I love how you can be (seriously) searching a topic online and get completely derailed, landing on a site that has absolutely nothing to do with what you were searching, yet presents you with something you maybe needed to find after all.
 

I’ve never heard of this artist,┬áBharti Kher, but am floored by her work. She [...]


the pale blue dot

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The Pale Blue Dot
I came across this video (not new) as I was getting ready to finally start my saturday. Clean house, finish up some project work, and hit the studio for some much needed quality time with paint and brush.
One of the lines really stuck with me. “The folly of human conceit”. It wraps [...]


totally hipstamtic

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I’ve downloaded a few camera apps to my iPhone and haven’t spent too much time on them. Until now. It’s kind of addicting…the unpredictability between what you see and what ends up in your photo. So many lenses, so may film-types…but what makes it really interesting to me is that at .99 cents an app, [...]


the kingdom

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I’m starting a new series of paintings. These follow the last body of work “evidence of being” in that they are concerned with dreams, journey, and our hauntingly imperfect memories of childhood.
The first work (above) is titled “fawn” and was a journey in and of itself. It started over a year ago as a forest [...]


beetle-mania

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Some fun beetle illustrations I designed for a personal project.


Ford’s Filling Station

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Ford’s Filling Station
When I first heard about this restaurant, I was in seat 26b, with my husband to my left and an L.A. photographer on my right whom I quickly came to realize I knew. Our flight was quick and painless due to the conversation surrounding Culver City, dining, and art. He was raving about [...]


seal beach

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New Year\’s Day. 2009. Overcast, windy, teal-streaked sky and leftover offerings to the sea.


rome

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Rome….cradle of civilization, fashion and fine Italian gelato.
It was years ago that I traveled the 15-plus hours to reach Italy, barely surviving the cracked-out-on-sugar 8 year-old swinging from the ceiling next to me, mother conveniently hiding under a flimsy blue airline blanket.
Never having been to Italy, my mom and I decided a tour was the [...]


alcatraz

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A few years back, The Designory held the annual Director\’s meeting in San Francisco. One of the side trips was San Quentin. It was a strange place.
I was experiencing some issues with my camera inside, and unfortunately don\’t recall all the settings I ended up with, but the photos were astounding. These are unretouched images. [...]


charleston

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Just saying the word “Charleston” tastes honeyed. The heavy air, slower pace and southern hospitality of this town will seduce you. The shopping and food will do you in.
I had the good fortune to visit this city a number of times on business over the past year or so. While the first visit left me [...]