I’ve made it back to Asheville, and the mountain air reminds me how lucky I am to live in such a great place… though a week at the beach was quite luxurious! I’ve come down off the high of finishing Anna’s wedding dress, and celebrating it with a lovely couple of days in Celo. It came and went so fast, and I’m just now really looking at the pictures from the weekend. Being a perfectionist is a blessing and a challenge, so while there are a few things that I could change about the final piece, all in all I feel really content, happy, and lucky to have had that experience. and to have shared it with such a lovely friend.
After a week at the beach, and being surrounded by a completely different natural setting, I feel renewed and inspired to get moving with making new clothes! There’s still a little bit of salt in my hair, and my heads swirling with colors and exciting ideas for this last bit of summer sliding into fall. The color of the marsh grass glowing in the summer sun against the brackish blue water sticks out in my mind. Also, the shades and texture of the sand as the waves move through the tides. And the remains of the worn wooden pier, abandoned after a hurricane.
This is my photo from a bike ride down the length of the island.
"A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last." -- Edward Bulwer-Lytton
painting with strokes of life.
Paris based chef baking and writing cookbooks