Wanted to do this amazing project justice, and as you can imagine the first test was an intense one! I am really happy with what I have created with the beautiful fragment supplied by Michael Laird Rare Books, and hope you enjoy the first four of hopefully more to come!
my 100th Pictorial Necklace has now been listed on Etsy! in celebration, 50% of the price of the necklace will be donated to the dog/pet charity of your choice! (Paypal donation capable charities preferred) feel free to contact me with any questions!
also to celebrate the arrival of the newest Parrish Relics household member, Charlotte Oktober!
I used to come home from LA with a suitcase full of new clothes & boots. These days, it's books!
Bosch & Van Eyck books came from the incredible TASCHEN store in Beverly Hills. What a temptation that place was. There were a few limited edition David Bowie & Ellen von Unwerth books that had us wishing for lottery wins, still fun to browse. If you visit, say hi to Nick for us!
Book Soup is where I found the Medieval Jewellery V&A book, what a collection of beauty!
Took a day to prepare for my next branch of Parrish Relics, a project to be revealed in late August...
Still making jewelry for the Etsy shop, that will not be ending. This will be in addition to~ and I can't wait to unveil it.
Visited beautiful Newburyport and Plum Island, couldn't be more beautiful. Memories of Scotland in the grassy plains, the wildlife refuge offers so much beauty and peace.
Took some images for the new project, but also took time with friends to enjoy the very clean beach and visiting birds.
This past weekend was so much fun! I had a long planned photo shoot with the very talented Shannon Grant at a gorgeous defunct railroad station, surrounded by trees and a lovely lake. Just from peeking at the images on her camera, there are going to be some very golden moments captured. I am so excited to have been a part of this amazing team: photographer, models, hair and makeup artists and lots of help styling. It may be a while before I can share, but will do so here when I can!
Here are a few camera phone captures of the serene location, it felt a bit like a ghost town that I would like to inhabit. We had a pizza delivered to us and ate it out front on the very same benches that were once bustling with Victorian travelers and waited out the passing thundershowers under the generous eaves. Magic.
Designed by H.H. Richardson, the very same architect who built my beloved Trinity Church in Boston! Hidden dragons and lions can be found in this deceptively simple building. There are a few other buildings by H.H. in the area that I would love to go back to view up close and get to know a little better.
On Sunday, came across this wonderful abandoned treehouse while visiting a cat who's people were in Florence~ I wanted to climb up and decorate! Lots of dreaming could be done up there...
So many things to do before vacation in Los Angeles & points North in a few weeks...
must get back to studio time! Looking forward to making jewelry & hopefully listing more on Etsy.
For anyone looking to improve their skills at small object photography, I highly recommend Steve Meltzer's Photographing Arts, Crafts & Collectibles . I just purchased it the other day, and haven't delved very deep into it, but have already seen an improvement thanks to his explanation of how to best light a piece of jewelry with reflective surfaces.
Had a lovely exploration of the Sister Thrift shop in Burlington, found a few treasures and will definitely go back. Brought three bags of donations, and all things purchased go to a no kill cat shelter. Win win!
first found, a small Nouveau frame, perfect for my favorite Galatea photo.
two matching prints that are perfect in our Greco-Roman themed hallway
Galatea has found a new place to sleep in my studio, under the draped display table. She is a stowaway in the bag that I store all my show supplies in. Do not disturb!
Medieval Tapestry ~ "The Noble Lady Spinning Wool"
Lots of cats on my mind today. Sending healing thoughts to Queen Mab, exited to meet my mother's new foster cat, and finally a visit to Sister Thrift this afternoon to donate and hopefully shop benefitting MetroWest Humane Society.
Parrish Relics is a dream come true for me. Over the years I have been lucky enough to create for museums & the entertainment industry…for romantics who daydream about Venice, obsess over flora and fauna, admire Medieval oddities, worship Pre-Raphaelite Bohemians or just enjoy a well adorned fairy tale...