Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I was lucky enough to catch this amazing bee sampling my roses. Jennifer had been trying for the longest time that day to get a photo of a bee in a flower with no luck. I just happened to be taking a picture this rose when one just appeared. Timing is everything! I love taking pictures of my roses. They really inspire me. Several times a day I look out my front window or go outside to just stare at them in my garden. It's nice to be able to share them with others too!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The other day I was out enjoying my garden and taking some pictures. I snapped one of some of my poppies and decided to play around with Photoshop. Here is the result. I was trying to go for something painterly. It's amazing how it really elevated a somewhat ordinary photograph. I wish I could print it on fabric and use it for a blanket or something. I am dying to try it on some other photographs next!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kitchen Makeover

Another busy day with a new project to give an old kitchen a facelift. It's not our usual work doing murals, which makes it kind of exciting for me. It's for a wonderful family in Chatsworth, CA. Our client Andrea is a very talented and funny writer with a wonderful sense of style. It's a 1950's kitchen that needs to last a little longer until it can be completely redone. The cabinets have good bones and with a little attention and love could be really nice. I'm cutting a simple molding to trim the cabinet doors and adding a crisp coat of plantation white paint and fresh knobs to dress it up a bit. I'm also hoping to add a bit more storage by adding a shelf above the cabinets with baskets to hold some of the less used items in the kitchen. I'm so excited to get started, as I haven't had a makeover project in a long time. I'll be taking some pics this week, so I can share the progress!