Saturday, May 7, 2016

Sepia Saturday - May 7, 2016

The theme for this Saturday has to do with sheep.

In my previous life (in the 1970's) I was an advertising art director in Los Angeles.
I went on a job with a photographer (Lin Cariffe) to shoot an ad for Mel Brown Furniture.
It was a high end, modern furniture store. Lin always shot very elaborate and interesting photos for these ads. This time I don't remember why, but he decided to shoot the furniture with a herd of sheep.
Maybe there was some wool in the pieces, but it doesn't look like it. I can't find the finished ad so I'll have get in touch with Lin to see if he remembers.

When we got to the pasture Lin's assistants unloaded the furniture and the shepherd (yes, there was a shepherd!) brought the sheep over. Unfortunately they had been branded. I didn't know they branded sheep in this day and age! This could have certainly ruined the look of the photo. But, luckily there is such a thing as retouching. So, on with the shoot. Some of the sheep were very interested in the project. Here's one of the out- takes:

I couldn't find the finished ad but here's some of the others that Lin shot:

 When we got done shooting The shepherd came over and handed me his card. He actually had a business card and for his title it said "Shepherd" !!!

Just another day in the advertising world!

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Lin just sent me this finished ad:

Saturday, December 5, 2015

My favorite morning view.

When the sun hits Rock Mountain.

Monday, November 16, 2015


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sculpture at the grocery store

Major Market has a very talented sculptress working in the deli department. I didn't get her name but I know it's a she. I'm going to get her name and update this the next time I go shopping.

Teaching(?) the kid's art class at the library

I forgot to take pictures til the very end. This was the first time I had several students-12-15.
Some of the mothers are included in this student count. I wish I had remembered to take pictures!
I least I got a photo of this cute little happy student and her works of art.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Watercolor memorial to Zoe

Thursday, October 8, 2015

R.I.P. Zoe

Zoe lived a very long life- 20 years! I think it was a happy one.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Paris- The Marais

We loved this area of Paris. Lots of museums, interesting shops and art galleries. All within easy walking distance. And lots of very nice people, unlike some of my past Paris experiences.

Our hotel. Our room was right on the street. You can just see our window on the left.
But it wasn't noisy!

 France is a little ahead of us.

One of the many beautiful buildings near our hotel.

Nancy takes a stroll.

 The jump roper.

 Interesting artwork in a gallery window.

Another of the many galleries.

 Saint- Paul-Saint-Louis


 Of course we had to eat breakfast here. Especially after meeting the nice young American owner.

 Art is everywhere.

 Even in the shop windows.

Art? (arf!)

Art ? Graffiti was everywhere, and I loved it!

And more to come...


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