Friday, September 04, 2015

Up Close and Personal

Last night, I did a little exercise. My son was practicing piano for 15 minutes and I was feeling particularly grateful for the process of my home life. I decided to grab my camera and take photos of anything in my home that caught my eye. As it turned out, I only had about three minutes before my doorbell rang. But here's what I caught in a three-minute impromptu photo spree around my house last night. 




















 



Thursday, September 03, 2015

Worn Beauty

I love these used up, curated spaces. Someone LIVES here. They sink into things. They surround themselves with the stuff of life. They ruminate. They converse. They sit and do the bills and talk to lovers and loose their keys and inhabit these spaces with all their hearts. I just know it!


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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Spirit House Made With Recycled Windows

I am so excited to share my latest tour on Houzz.com. This amazing space was dreamed up by Tymmera Whitnah of New Bridge, Oregon. Tymmera is an artist, dancer, drummer, traveler and a collector of experiences. Her Oregon home lies at the narrowing north end of Eagle Valley in a tiny town called New Bridge. Here she raises llamas, throws pottery in her studio, hosts belly dancing classes and tends to her country home. Even with all these different activities, what distinguishes her property is a glass house, constructed entirely from recycled materials, that is perched on a hill in the backyard.

During her first trip to Bali, Tymmera fell in love with the architectural style of structures elevated on poles. She dreamed of creating her own similar open-air space on stilts with only a roof above it and simple stairs to reach it. Tymmera planned and built this incredible space with the help of her Dad, some family friends and a pile of reclaimed wood from her grandfather's barn. Check out the full article HERE and see how she did it!

















Monday, August 31, 2015

Garden Report | Summer's End

The summer heat in Texas is tough on a vegetable garden. But my plants seem to be making an effort in the final throes. I'm still harvesting yellow pear tomatoes, chard, basil, mint, oregano, cantaloupe and lemon cucumbers, but the green beans and other tomato varieties have given up. The chickens, on the other hand, are thriving and churning out those delicious eggs!

Next month, I'll be digging up the ghosts of spring and planting my fall and winter garden. I'll have kale, broccoli, chard and lots of other cold hearty veggies in the garden. How is your garden doing? What does your summer harvest entail? And what are you planning for the fall season?







 






Friday, August 28, 2015

One Room Studio

Today, I'm painting in the studio, working on a large corporate art commission.
I'm also browsing photos of one room studios - inspiration for our Airbnb space. 
What are you doing with your Friday?


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