Gourds are funny vegetables. Brightly colored with unusual textures, they are great playthings and to the relief of little boys everywhere...they are not to be eaten.
However there are other vegetables that must be eaten and they must be a feast for the eyes if they are to be feasted upon.
Feast for the Eyes
I cannot read cookbooks...they make me hungry. Which is ironic because i always choose a recipe by how delicious the picture looks to go with it! I just can't spend any amount of time looking at cooking shows or "reading" a cookbook.
This is where a picture book with a good table of contents is simply enough.
Inspired by Art
I can't paint and I can't draw but I can create photographs inspired by art. I have great memories of walking through the Smithsonian to see the French Romantics, Toulouse Lautrec's work on cardboard! Oh, and the John Singer Sargent display! I was awed by seeing Van Gogh's work and his yellow chair at the Met in New York as well as a visual history in art of the French Impressionists. Even in Sacramento at the Crocker where I saw the work of the California Plein Air artists and a redwood frame carved with trees and critters that I dream about.
Amazingly enough, I have had some wonderful meals as well in the midst of art and beauty.
Vintage...another time & place
When you live life inspired by vintage things, the celebrations of life are often filled with the vintage'y goodness of times gone by...not a cliche' but a lifestyle.
Who wouldn't want to live in the nostalgia of love and family colored by the sentiments of old fashioned things.
Kids do the darndest things
Kids will look you in the eye without guile and ask you what the bump on your nose is and why don't you have all your teeth. They want answers to the questions that pop into their heads as they discover the world around them.
We remember with longing that time of innocence when we could look life in the eye and ask why without any fear of what the answer might be.
We all love expansive views of mountains, fields and beaches. We love to explore and pick up souvenirs of the places we visit. Our own personal expeditions into lands unknown to us until we map them with our memories.
Peoples is Peoples
"Hey, I tell you what is. Big city, hmm? Live, work, huh? But not city only. Only peoples. Peoples is peoples. No is buildings. Is tomatoes, huh? Is peoples, is dancing, is music, is potatoes. So, peoples is peoples. Okay?"
Because this is infinitely more interesting to me than saying "HEADSHOTS".
Show Your Face!
Every business owner does well to be seen...your headshot or environmental portrait is your first face to face a client may have with you so don't be afraid to show your face to best advantage!