Week 14 - Vision: Triptych

April 5, 2018 (095/365)

"To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone." -  Reba McEntire

Week 14 - VISION: Triptych [Connect 3 images together, creating one image, to provoke a thought or tell a story. ] #dogwoodweek14, #dogwood52, #dogwood2018 • f/1.8, 1/120, ISO32


April 13, 2017 (103/365)  “Creativity takes courage. ” -  Henri Matisse

Throwback Thursday to three week's ago when I attended Art in Bloom at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Although the collection of paintings, sculptures, and floral arrangements are always inspiring, this may be my favorite photo from that day. Imagine the joy in donning a big, pink tutu (to match your pink tresses) and yellow strappy sandals (perhaps sans lucite heel) just to spend timing creating something original and beautiful! Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could indulge that sense of whimsy -- to allow ourselves to play dress-up and color more often? As Picasso said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once [s]he grows up.”

I spy...

March 30, 2017 (089/365)

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs.” - Ansel Adams

It's Throwback Thursday and I'm featuring a photo taken barely a month ago. There's nothing profound or poetic to say about it except that somehow a cold, rainy day in Paris really is more pleasant that a cold, rainy day in Wisconsin...and when you see a vintage Fiat with a Jesus sticker in the window, you take a picture!


December 8, 2016 (343/366)

“When you follow a star you know you will never reach that star; rather it will guide you to where you want to go.”  - Jeanette Winterson, Boating for Beginners. The Wisemen followed the star in the East to reach their destination, but some of us need more help navigating our way. What is buoying your spirits this holiday season? [Throwback Thursday photo - Sturgeon Bay, Winter 2012]

Piper's Snake

October 27, 2016 (301/366)

"Every great story seems to begin with a snake." - Nicolas Cage. In most stories, the snake is the villain, but in this one, it's her snuggle buddy, her security blanket, her "binky," her doudou. Piper has been in love with her snake since the day we brought her home. The snake belonged to Roxie, Piper's Auntie, who gave it to her on the night they met. It has been washed and mended over and over, yet unlike most of Piper's many other toys, her snake has always been loved and respected. They have a special bond! 


January 14, 2016 (014/366) Monaco

I won't be moving here any time soon since I didn't win the $1.6 billion dollars last night. When will I learn? You can't win if you don't play. [photo taken during 2013 trip to France, Monaco, and Florence]

Office at Tiffany's

August 27, 2015 {239/365} Office at Tiffany's

[Photo taken at Tiffany and Co. - 727 5th Avenue, New York, NY]

“Behind every attractive room there should be a very good reason.” - Sister Parish

I've been looking for ideas to arrange and decorate my office this year. This might be a bit much, but I love the vintage touches (the typewriter, the suitcase, the books), the pop of Tiffany blue on an otherwise neutral palate, and the inspiration boards. We spend so much of our time at work. Shouldn't it be a space where we are motivated to be creative and productive?


January 29, 2015 {29/365} (Original July 2013)

Some things never change despite a change of season. This will always be "home" for the Larsons. My great-grandfather owned the store and my grandparents owned the house since the late 1800's. My dad grew up here and my Grandma Dodo (my mom's aunt) lived upstairs in the apartment. I spent summers and weekends here and even have a scar on my lip from where I feel on the stairs. Yep, some things last forever!