Wednesday, January 29, 2014

skyscrapers and sunshine

We've had big fun at StewartMarr developing an ad campaign for The VUE, a 51-story apartment tower in uptown Charlotte. That's beautiful Julia in the bright red dress and she's walking Lilly, sweetest thing ever, who is actually in training to be a therapy dog.
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Thursday, January 16, 2014

doggone cute

You hear a lot about models who are finicky and difficult to work with, but not so with this lovely lady. Lilly graced our photo shoot today at work and I can't wait to share the finished ads. Right now, though, I am going to collapse into bed after a very busy day. And dream about an adorable dog.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

it's all inside

January is known for those kinds of days where you just need to stay inside and think sunny thoughts. Of that grapefruit tree that grew in the front yard on 27th Avenue, pirates tossing beads from parade floats threading down the Bayshore, the parquet dance floor at Tropical Acres. Of collecting shells, diving for scallops, spending hours browsing in Haslam's Bookstore. Other images bubble up, like steaming mint tea poured from an ornate samovar and seeing a van Gogh painting up close. Rose gardens and planetarium stars and the curtain rising in a velvet-chaired theater. What a wonder all of it is, when you pause to think about it. On a day like today.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

hints and winks

It was in the low twenties when I walked the dog on Tuesday, cloudy and raw, so bitter cold that my mittened-hands ached. Today it was almost fifty degrees outside and sunny, the sky a brilliant blue. I even heard a note or two from a bird that sounded unmistakably like spring. There are still months of winter ahead, but every so often nature winks and hints at what's to come.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Creativity 101

Want to fill your new year with creativity,
imagination, meaning, purpose and joy? 
Start by watching this exquisite documentary,
and then read this wonderful book.