My Story is Art – Painting Quiet in Zion

There is a certain quiet that only comes from being outside.  Fresh air, clean breezes and the sounds of nature are both basic and complex in the most comforting sort of way.  This week while hiking up the Emerald Pools trail in Zion National Park I did not feel that familiar calm I normally do.  […]


Guest post – Nick and Aleah of Valley & Co. ask What Inspires You?

We LOVE Aleah and Nick…this event planning and styling duo are a dream to work with and a thrill to know.  Most recently we worked together on this little project at The Hotel del Coronado. Their blog is full of useful tips and innovative inspiration so I feel lucky to have them here today to […]


Inspirations – New Collection Preview!

We are in full swing here at the studio with orders shipping daily, new projects on the horizon and of course new collections underway.  Here is a quick peek at some of the new pieces we’ve been working on.  This week Shane and Ian from Shane East Photography have been capturing all new images for […]


My Story is Art – What I learned from Casey

Image Courtesy of Bob O’Connor Did you ever wonder what would happen if you stood up in public and just started to dance or sing? Have you ever held back your true thoughts because you feared a negative response? Have you ever NOT done something your heart told you to?   I say stop it […]


Out and About – Student Art Inspires

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. – Edgar Degas Last night I had the honor of judging local student artwork for a juried art competition that is near and dear to my heart.  You’ve heard me mention my beloved art teacher Sue Hand.  She is the mastermind behind the […]


Inspirations – A Joyful Shot from Erron Ocampo

While browsing through the gorgeous shots sent over by Denise, a client from earlier this year, I stumbled upon this shot.   Of course I will be featuring the full wedding here soon with all its lovely detail and stationery included but first I had to single out this particular image.  The saturated color and dancing […]


Inspirations – A Wedding Day Pillowfight

Last week I was introduced to the work of Mike Larson Inc. I have been drooling ever since.  Next week I will be sharing a Real Momental Wedding featuring his work but until then this shot will have to do!  Whether artfully staged by the photographer or impromptu this is a shot to treasure and […]


Inspirations – A Sailboat E-Session

You all know how much I respect my photographer friends, right?  There is something so pure and magical about the ability to stop time, essentially crystallize an emotion and that is what I feel is at the heart of a powerful photograph.  I found this image here and simply could not stop looking. I want […]


Inspirations – Magical Seaside Bride and Groom

I am slightly obsessed with the work of Jenny Llanes lately and this shot is exactly why. Just soak it in.  Happy Monday!


Inspirations: My Ark of Inpiration

As promised I am back to share a look into my Ark of Inspiration.  These images surround me daily in some shape or form and add the sauce and spice to my life.  The simple, crisp look of Paloma’s Nest pieces are my much needed visual rest and these two are in my direct field […]


Inspirations: Your Ark of Inspiration

Last week I had the honor to meet and interact with three amazing individuals.    Lara Casey, Nick Onken and Jeff Holt are the type of artists who listen, respond and inspire – the most powerful and impacting kind there is, in my opinion.  I spent a lovely six hours soaking up their wisdom and answering […]


An Artful Life/Artful Admirations – Stephanie Elizabeth Designs

Today’s post is a combination of An Artful Life and Artful Admirations.    Through a look into my home I would like to introduce you to the work of the artist behind one of my most prized art collections.  Years ago when I first began my business I traveled to Art shows locally selling my stationery.  […]

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