Dutch Flowers

Sep 13, 2017 | Flowers, Inspiration, Travels

I verily happily found myself putting together a bouquet for a dear friend in Amsterdam recently. Choosing flowers for an arrangement is like picking a palette and brushes for a painting; the elements and instruments used to create a whole. On this particular day, I was inspired by still lifes of flowers by the Dutch ...

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Star Flowers

Sep 6, 2017 | Flowers, Inspiration, Nature

A few “Night Sky” Petunias. A flower I love because of the way it evokes the cosmos and provides us with diurnal stars. These are from a friend’s garden in Breukelen, Holland.

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Happy Accident

Jan 9, 2016 | Artwork, Inspiration

On why I want lots of happy accident in 2016: With the arrival of the new year, I decided to take a look through some of my older work that I brought with me when I moved from Manhattan to Rome. After one of the lengthier pauses I’ve ever taken from painting on a regular ...

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Notes from the Studio: On the End of 2015

Dec 31, 2015 | Artwork, Inspiration

I’ve been spending more time in the studio lately. That’s probably why I came to the realization that the process of making a painting could be compared to the cycle of a year from beginning to end. In this case, the end of 2015. At the start, you have a blank canvas and lots of ...

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Going Home

Dec 16, 2015 | Inspiration, Nature, Travels

  I’m not angling to turn this into a travel blog but I do have travel on my mind as I’ve done a lot of it over the past few months, so here we are again. Last week I talked about traveling to new places. That led me to think about another trip I’ve recently ...

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Japan

Have you ever traveled to a place that made you feel like you’ve been given a new set of eyes ?, Or which proved that sometimes things can actually be as beautiful as you thought they would be ? That’s how I felt when my husband and I spent two weeks in Japan this past ...

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Pinks and Greens

Jun 6, 2014 | Flowers, Inspiration, Italy

I made this arrangement with the season very much in mind. It felt like a good day to celebrate the palette we see during the shift from Spring to Summer. It’s early June which means that all of the green we see emerge from the ground in the month or two prior, suddenly comes even ...

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Frances Palmer Pottery

Nov 11, 2013 | Design, Inspiration, Nature

Today I got to meet an artist I really admire. Her name is Frances Palmer and she’s a ceramicist based in Connecticut. I’d been hearing her name from friends in the flower world and spotting articles about her about her beautiful pottery everywhere. I had the pleasure of visiting her studio for a holiday sale ...

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