Amsterdam/design

I took this photograph in the oldest church in Amsterdam. This room truly made me swoon.  I might use this image as the place I go to in my head when the world’s just too much.

This church is in the red-light district—it was founded in 1213 and consecrated in 1306.  After the Reformation it became a Calvinist church.  Here’s a link with more information.

http://www.amsterdam.info/oude-kerk/

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These globes and the plants were in the street front windows of an apartment.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis photo is musician Elliot Smith.  This image was on a storage kiosk.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere are awnings, outdoor lights and heaters everywhere.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThese books were beside each other I just thought it was funny. Pretty sure these girls don’t care in the least about mid-century design.

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when worlds collide/part II

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1. A side street in Florence, Italy

2. Dog Days Celebration, Burke, South Dakota 2014

Heidelberg Project/Detroit

Heidelberg History (from the website)

“In 1986, artist Tyree Guyton returned to Heidelberg, the street where he grew up on Detroit’s East Side, and found it in shambles, riddled with drugs and deepening poverty. Bruised by the loss of three brothers to the streets, Guyton was encouraged by his grandfather to pick up a paintbrush instead of a weapon and look for a solution.”

It’s understandable that everyone would have a very different reaction to seeing this ever-changing installation. It’s a passionate artist’s answer to the the streets, the poverty and the violence.  ART CAN BE A GAME CHANGER. I was amused, saddened, awakened, sickened, inspired and so much more during the time I wandered around.  That’s what art is all about to me. You can’t help but be moved by the spirit and mission of the Heidelberg Project.  It had a profound impact on me. I’m uncertain how to explain it exactly.  You will just have to see it for yourself on Detroit’s East Side. Thank you Tyree Guyton.

Frequent Questions

http://www.heidelberg.org/who_we_are/frequent_questions.html

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The Heidelberg Project Detroit by Lisa Lillibridge

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MISSION + VISION: The Heidelberg Project (“HP”) is a Detroit-based community organization designed to improve the lives of people and neighborhoods through art. Our mission is to inspire people to appreciate and use artistic expression to enrich their lives and to improve the social and economic health of their greater community.

http://www.heidelberg.org/

color inspiration. i need to paint some rooms.

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Your own photographs are a treasure trove of images for color inspiration.  Often it’s subject matter you’re drawn to (like my daughter Lucy’s hair flying) but often it’s color.  The way the colors are perceived next to each other, the saturation & depth can create unexpected combinations that work beautifully in a lot of different applications—interior design, fashion, make-up and graphic design. I wanted to show how full saturation of the colors can look pretty intense—however, move a few steps up the color sample and unlikely colors can really work together.  I had my living room painted a few years ago and it was sooooo wrong—it made me sick to my stomach.  Often with color it’s a process of elimination which is a pain, but when we get it right.  We know it’s right.

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I am working on a new series and my muses are: flea market discoveries, mid-century palettes/patterns and old carnival signs.  I am trying to keep my interpretation very loose and original.  It’s so damn hard to be original.  I plan to give it my best shot this week. I’ll post as I get pieces done and I promise to show my mistakes too. Wish me luck.

Today, I ended up a fashion photographer…

and what a great Vermont day it turned out to be. I was granted the pleasure of shooting the jewelry of Vermont jewelry designer Ina Deane. Here are a few of my favorite photos of the day.

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http://www.sweetyogahealthandfitness.com/class-schedule.html

Her work is stunning and truly for every woman. Her pieces are meant to be layered and worn for everyday and actually work with everything you have—contemporary, costume, vintage…Ina’s jewelry looks modern, laid-back, cool, dressed up, dressed down…these pieces work with everything. Ina gave me a necklace in June, that I haven’t taken off since she put it around my neck. I can swim wearing it. I can put on pearls. I can wear jeans or a dress—it works with everything. Our model for the gorgeous Vermont afternoon was…

Lindsay Sweet Gardner. She was so easy going and completely reflected the ease of wearing Ina’s jewelry. It was great for me just meeting Lindsay because it was easy to give direction and I also quickly knew that she had worked with other photographers. She was very very quick to take direction and knows how to move in front of the camera. We encountered some light problems late in the day and my battery ran out, but we got some beautiful Vermont shots on a stellar early September afternoon.

It was a great Vermont day indeed. I think Ina has some good shots to work with. Here are a few of my favorites.

Here is the link to eenadee’s facebook page. Contact her directly to purchase any jewelry.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/eenadee/110978545608168

If you are in Vermont and looking for specialized instruction…contact Lindsay. She will make you a strong superheroine in no time. Here’s the link:

http://www.sweetyogahealthandfitness.com/what-is–sweet-yoga–.html