Always and forever AllSaints

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Get on board with ALLSAINTS.  You have to check out their quick video below for the most recent collection.  The shots they use of St. Paul’s Cathedral have me wishing I was back… Continue reading

The Power of a Sketch

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Never underestimate the beauty of a sketch.  Or the beauty of the act of sketching, which can be more powerful than a sketch itself.  As a designer, the single most informative tool you… Continue reading

The Lorick House

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Sitting in downtown Columbia, South Carolina‘s historic home district, the Lorick House now serves as an office for the firm Hall & Bowers, LLC.  Built in the late 1830’s, this National Registered Property… Continue reading

inspiration abounds

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The work of Susan Benarcik Her website can be found here “I emphasive efficiency in my practice, and consider the transformation of thought to be as important as the production of new work.”

Tools of the trade

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Churches of Charleston

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One of my favorite cities in all the world is Charleston, SC and any Historic Preservationist can easily tell why.  Charleston was the first city, town, municipality…really first anything ever to create a… Continue reading

a mid-august getaway

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I know I’ve mentioned this a time or two before, but I am always amazed by the uniqueness of the Texture, Light, and Color of each city.  Different seasons present different opportunities and… Continue reading

crackle

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A new finish I’ve been working on for some of my pieces.  Definitely did not achieve the look I was going for the first few times around but finally started to develop an… Continue reading

The Realm of Plaster

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History has always fascinated me. And always will.  So it is no surprise that every day my fascination with plaster grows.  The history and art and skill that surrounds this material is long… Continue reading

the redwoods: the magnificence of the past

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Images by A.W. Ericson, Swedish photographer working during the  late 1800s/early 1900s. From the Ericson Collection: Humbolt State University Library.