Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Monday, October 23, 2006


Friday, October 06, 2006

landscape II

Thursday, October 05, 2006

landscape I

Our internal image of landscape travels with us wherever we go: the feelings evoked by places and memories we've gathered along our life's journey...these are the things that shape our view of the world. How we see beauty, where we find it: all is connected via the neuronal pathways etched early in our developing minds. For some, wild and wide open spaces equal thoughts and feelings of freedom and possibility. Others embrace the frenetic fields of city spread, the spinning energy feeding into everday goings and doings. Regardless of the source, landscape always reflects back at us, fueling our creativity, driving our momentum.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


Life has been exciting and full lately: from learning how to shimmy up a tree (41 vertical feet so far and counting!) to exploring new projects and new partnerships with friends and colleagues. I'm thrilled by it all! Perhaps part of me embracing life at the moment comes from my tendency to embrace change...perhaps even seeking it out sometimes. I make a living out of creating change in fact: as a designer, I'm transforming the land into any number of things: a destination, a refuge, a place for joy and delight. Whatever fantasy a person seeks, that's what I try to achieve with line and shape, plant and flower. We all search for that perfect balance of what we see in our mind and what we can create in our living environment. Sometimes reaching that equilibrium means taking some initial wobbly steps. Sometimes failure slows you down. Ultimately , though, growth comes in again like spring: warmly anticipated, sweet, and full of hope.