What better way to spend a snowy Spring day?! (Yes, I meant to write snowy...in Truckee it snows in Spring and even Summer). Redecorating Nest-style of course! Our upstairs guest room is in the process of a remodel (thus you should disregard the painted blue border that is awaiting floor molding to cover it up and the other odds and ends that don't seem to quite match up). In the midst of the remodel it is still being stayed in and needed some unique decor to liven it up a bit. I'm a huge fan of 'a little goes a long way' in regards to color and also a huge fan of mixing up styles from different eras to make something 100% your own. In this re-do I took a few things I already owned and mixed them with a few things from The Nest that I thought added a lot of character. A wall that was previously blank took on a whole new feel once I put up some antique looking frames, some vintage photographs from of my grandparents and mixed it all with a mid-century chair. The sky's the limit with art and decor. Be brave and go for it! It's fun to stay in a place where the items have a story and a sense of humor! Conversation starters for sure!!!
My passion for photography started with a small black and white image taken by my dad of my mother. It’s morning and she’s still full of sleep and bed-headed beauty. She’s lifting a cup to her lips. It’s grainy and slightly out of focus and the quality of light streaming in from the window is tangible and gives me chills.
Disregarding the ‘digital’ verses ‘film’ agenda (which I would happily battle about with you at any time other than now) I sometimes can’t get enough of highlight and shadow, black and white, emotion, light.
A composition changes when you convert it from color to black and it doesn’t always work. But on a recent ‘between season’ collaboration shoot with The Nest + Bespoke, the punch was in the conversion. A black and white conversion took me from a nice visual experience to a soul searching depth that instantly connected me with a past I was never a part of except for the fact that I am a woman. And there is something all enduring about womanhood. A connection to struggles in the past leads us to strength in the present and the future.
She’s there. When it’s all said and done and everything is burned and broken and taken; she’s not. She’s still there. Not in a weakness that says I’m mourning and sad and refuse to move on, but in a way that says no matter what happens I will endure.
We were so jazzed to hear such great responses to this class and so many requests for more in the future. I would love to add some other classes to our repertoire. Any ideas? How to rewire a lamp? Painting classes with Casey Sibley? You tell me, and I will try to make it happen. I love the energy of crafty people all together in one space!