most people know
she is the kind of girl that wins your heart
at first glance
i met catalina in barcelona
a few times and when i spoke
at the offf conference there
she is kind, humble,
talented and just plain
my trip to new zealand was a success
i had the chance to meet with a lot
of interesting people, do some
great work, and sneak in some
sight-seeing, always a rare treat
i met with the folks from saatchi & saatchi
who i have had the great pleasure of
working with in the past
i love the questions people ask
after a presentation
i am grateful for the feedback
because working freelance sometimes
is like wandering inside plastic snow dome
romantic but a little
on certain days
i photograph every day things
some of them seem
extraordinary and some
seem out of place
i am not sure why but
there is something
to me about this piece
a lost red hanging
on the wall
it should be somewhere else
one of my favourite things about travelling
is the people you meet.
there were 2 lovely girls
staying on my floor at the hotel
they were studying to be make-up artists
and would practice their craft in the evening
on the boys.
i have always been a little rococo
as you may know
or this may surprise you
but it is true
so i don't mind the ritz
or the st. regis
or even the W if i am feeling
i tried a budget hotel
just to prove i could do it
and i failed
so i dressed it up
and another ultra-pretty stylist from new zealand is
we are meant to meet this week if things go
as planned. i adore her homepage
and the phrase she uses
to describe her work:
"art of aesthetic arrangement"
doesn't that sound good?
i think i am drawn to small things
because i travel so much
this sexy little cherry fell off the set
into a bed of blue feathers meant
to be kept pristine
i like its style
this cherry says
no one controls me
i am marachino
i am the cherry on top
suck on that!
i am working on a photo shoot
here in auckland and always
like to set up test shots
before the real ones
they are often blurry, slightly
off-kilter and messy but
they are fun
like a little night out
on the town
with the girls
all dolled up
with your best threads
and costume trinkets
and a sense of
- the garbage bags are pink
- it is lush and green and that tropical kind of pretty
but there are goths everywhere
- people sound nice and some have tattoos
on their faces
- places that should be swarming with people
are all tranquil and almost twilight zoned
- it reminds me of someone i knew once
but lost contact with. someone special
did you ever feel like you were crawling
toward love, like everything you did
was happening on all fours
like you were grappling
grasping at strings
like you had to drag yourself through
mud to get there
even though it was the
prettiest place on earth
it no longer came easy
it was no longer a ferry ride
just over there
it was something you had to crawl to
and lay flat on top of
you could never lose it
i am on a voyage. sea born creatures
emerge from the foam, rise
above the green and spray
into fractured light
loves sea creatures
and being nowhere
i know nothing but
i am learning
thankfully there are other sailors
out there who do not hide
their ropes or make secret
the art of knots
one girl i am particularly enamored with
it seems everyone i contact supports the idea
of me becoming a stylist, even near-strangers
again, the ever-so-lovely deborah mclean
who i had the pleasure of working with
sent me this treasure trove
makes me crazy
her sense of humor
sophisticated use of color
and lovingly rendered
i can't imagine a painter
i'd more enjoy
having over for dinner
at my place
one lonely sunday i discovered .
i was at home alone and felt suddenly much like
the girl in this picture. glow-soaked.
i was so overwhelmed with his work that i had to
write him a letter.
like many letters i've written, i wrote a kind of poem
in the dark. not thinking he would reply. just
wanting to send an arrow of love.
but suddenly the sky opened up and the
best thing happened. a thousand butterflies
not only did he reply in kind
but complimented me on an interview
he had just read on
wild luck, i say
in researching stylists i found pia jane bijkerk.
her is wonderful. as is her work.
this image is pulled from a magazine called
inside out and leaves me breathless. it reminds
me of traveling through europe and walking into
rooms that take your breath away. i always feel
closer to ghosts and being haunted when i am
there but in a really, really pretty way.
pip & pop make me happy.
their work is incredible. it is ephemeral,
detailed, delicate, enthusiastic, surreal,
sweet and sticky.
i would like to be a tour guide.
my friend kaye is great in many ways. too many to list
here. plus you might get jealous.
she is pretty and nice and she can speak japanese
and she is funny and her paintings will make you
cry and levitate at the same time.
i am going to build a magical website for her to
showcase all her uber-beautiful work.
the lintmuseum now has a newsletter
you can at the bottom of the page.
just enter your email, confirm and voila.
i can't say what wild surprises will ensue.
but you will like them.
can you say "fabulous"? i think you can.
she embodies it. and i have got a taste for it.
plus she is one of the coolest people i have met.
a fascination with food and prop styling led me to
start experimenting with my props in my
own illustration work.
i built multiple microcosmic still-life images in
my studio, lit and photographed them, and then
began to play with the images graphically.
you can see more
at the new and improved