Abstract Design, Public Domain, New York Public Library With today being Earth Day, what better day to feature one of my favorite design styles—Art Nouveau. Art Nouveau (French for “new art”) was a very organic and naturalistic period celebrated in the late 1800s-early 1900s. It’s considered a “total art,” meaning the style was adopted in architecture, interior […]
This year we were blessed with the most stunning autumn. Warm weather, brilliant colors—October was just the best! And while I was swamped with work and sometimes bemoaned the month passing me by, I was thankful to get out several times to relish God’s beautiful creation. I can always count on my son to find […]
Happy Earth Day! Forty years ago today, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin inspired millions to celebrate our beautiful earth. Now, every year on April 22, people throughout the world are doing just that. I’ve done my own bit of celebrating, as well. Preserving heritage trees Last weekend, my husband and I took a fun […]
Spring has finally arrived in Wisconsin! And to honor our mothers, two favorite signs of spring are here as well—tulips and asparagus! So here’s to mothers everywhere: Thanks for all you do!
One of our assignments in my digital photography class was to emulate a famous photographer. Who more famous than the American Ansel Adams, especially when there’s an apple tree in my own backyard that screams “Oak Tree, Sunset City.” Rather cliché, yes, I know. For the record, even though I think this turned out well, […]