Friday, May 21, 2010

The Garfield Manor of Sara Mendez

These are photos of Sara's Garfield Manor. I love the mysterious play of light and shadows ... so haunting!

Sara bought this house for $40 on! Can you believe it? She thought it would be a good idea to photograph the house before she makes it over, so that she can look back and marvel at the transformation ...

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Thank You Tara & Kellie!

While I am sharing photos of the gifts I received, I thought I'd post some that are long overdue. These were gifts I received from Tara Ryan and Kellie Wachter last year, but I never got the chance to photograph them until this morning.

The screen and the pillows were made by Tara, especially for the Garfield Manor. She knew that this was to become a nabob's pleasure palace, and wanted to create something with a distinctly Indian flair.

Kellie Wachter created this crazy quilt with all the colors of the peacock, knowing full well how much I adored the bird. She even embroidered tiny peacock feathers, bees and butterflies throughout the quilt ... anywhere you look, you will find a tiny something or the other hidden in the patchwork.