Sunday, December 28, 2014

Family Christmas


I am so happy spending time with my family at the ranch in Santo! Alec, Mike, John, Daddy, 6 dogs and 2 cats!  I got some rest, watched movies, played 42, and spent quality time. I am so blessed and grateful for time with family!  Merry Christmas! 


Monday, December 22, 2014

New Music System

Listening to Christmas music on our new wireless system. It replaces our Bose that stopped working for the 30th time.  It is so cool!  We can listen via WIFI to music on our computer, Pandora, our cells & tablets.  Amazing! Great sound!  It's our gift to each other this year. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Great Day

I had a hugely productive day today and it ended on great notes.  I administered a final at TCU, drove to Dallas and found great materials for an interiors project.  OMC, Of Many Colors, is a jazzy vocal and instrumental group, performed at and is a spinoff from our church, University Christian Church.  My husband is part of this ensemble. Their performance this evening was uplifting, joyful, inspiring - I was so moved and enthused!  We all met at a terrific bistro afterward. The people were every bit as enjoyable as the concert. So amazingly talented. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Light Studies: Light Filtering Screens






Here are some of my 2nd year interior design students work.  The assignment was to utilize architectural precedent and a natural alive or once-living object for creating a light filtering pattern.  Students could use all sorts of design operations; folding, shifting, layering, bending, folding. repetition, rotation, gradation, etc......

Good job TCU 2nd year interior design students!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bath Remodel

Someday, hopefully before I'm too old to enjoy it, I want to remodel my bathroom.  It is yellow tile from the 60's.  I saw this stand lavatory today that would be just about the ticket. Not so crazy about the faucet, but I like the rest.

Yard Celebration

My dear, dear friend loves to make holiday decorations for Halloween, Christmas, etc. Here are a couple of shots of her front yard. You should see the back!


Monday, December 8, 2014

New Clients



I have appointments this afternoon with 2 new clients, one in Old Ridglea and another in Colleyville!  I taught this morning and had 2 meetings at TCU, also. Whew!  The granite above is going in a kitchen in Westover Hills.  So glad the economy has improved!



Master Bath Finishes

Take a gander at the preliminary finishes for our project in Overton Park! So many great products out there from which to choose!


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Promotion

I received great news today. My department sent my recommendation to the next level up supporting my promotion to Associate Professor in Interior Design at TCU!  Very exciting.

Having so much fun working on some terrific projects.  Can't wait to see them completed.  Was in the new Holly Hunt showroom again recently. It is so inspiring!

Elegant and modern.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Urban Sketching






Participating in the local Urban Sketchers activities is so invigorating and fulfilling.  While my sketching ability has deterioriated without my continued practice,  every time I attend I become inspired to spend more time in this important activity.  Learning to draw is really about learning to see more thoroughly and spending quality time with the subject matter.  This past Saturday, a group of about 12 braved the cool, cloudy weather and ventured downtown to Sundance Square.  I thoroughly enjoyed myself and was able to visit with several designer-types!  I met architect Bob Smith, and it was delightful to see TCU student Christina Catterson and fellow TCU teacher Doug Vail participating.  I want to do more of this.