Saturday, March 31, 2012

Art Is

I went this weekend to a few gallery/art events and I am convinced after stumbling on this in my photo archives that somewhere somehow this is art, too.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Creativity, the Arts, and Madness

I'm in my studio y'all-working on that garden. Having lofty ideas LIKE a Koi Pond and Stairs! I've been staring at this photo for two days now dreaming wondering how I can incorporate some of these beloved elements in this photo such as the stairs, the doors and those potted plants.

Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence-whether much that is glorious-whether all that is profound-does not spring from disease of thought-from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect.

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. In their grey vision they obtain glimpses of eternity.... They penetrate, however rudderless or compassless, into the vast ocean of the "light affable."

(Edgar Allan Poe, cited in Galloway, 1986, p. 243 ).

Monday, March 12, 2012

Oh My Goodness!

I'm browsing videos on and come across Julius Debruhl Lewis | designer, vintage collector. Look what he collects! How gorgeous is that?!

Judging by these photos-the miniatures aren't the only thing I'd enjoy perusing through! What style,taste and imagination!

Mr. Lewis is quoted as saying:

I must be surrounded by beauty at all times. It's my food, my energy." Julius Debruhl Lewis

I am going to take a guess and say he's a Libra. LOL.

Photos courtesy of

Wait I watched the video in it's entirety and I think I'm going to cry...miniatures at the 1:03 mark.

Julius Debruhl Lewis Closet Interview with StyleLikeU from StyleLikeU on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 8, 2012


I just happened to stumble upon the conversation of Madame X and her guests discussing life in Paris. So jealous. I want to go to Paris!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Build Your Garden

Just a preview of my latest project-posted to keep me on track. There is something about Gardens and the act of gardening that is so wonderful-the beautiful array of flowers, the colors, the scent, the trees...captured in miniature still life where there is no chance of a single flower fading is all the more glorious. And I just had to include a photo of our pet hamster Hammi-he's the cutest miniature thing I know :)