Instagram

Instagram

Instagram 16 Oct 2018

There was no one else like Mario Buatta. RIP Mario, and may your inspiration, creativity, and zany sense of humor live on in the legions of designers and decor-lovers who followed and adored you. Photo by @scottfrancesphoto from @archdigest via @thisisglamorous

Instagram

Instagram 16 Oct 2018

Back to Scotland for a bit – a story coming I promise – but I just loved walking around the remains of the stunning St Andrews Cathedral last week and wish I’d had time to paint there. So dramatic and sculptural, and moving to read about how the celebrants and congregants would have processed in, what it must have looked like, how freezing cold it was in winter… FYI there is a good piece in Oct 14 NYTimes by Jonathan Merritt about talking about God and spirituality, and how people don’t do it anymore, in part “because they don’t like the way it has been used…and abused by others. But when people stop speaking God because they don’t like what these words have come to mean…those who are causing the problem get to hog the microphone.” Hunh. I mention this because I notice that here on Insta, when I touch even lightly on the spiritual, there is always a warm and affirming response. Beauty, spirituality, and yes God, are all in one and all emanate from the divine. How could they not? Let’s keep talking. .
@jonathan_merritt @randallday @hollyejacobs @eslong @longstewart @christelnani @duvallfuqua @rosestoryfarm @carmeloblandinoart @carolyneroehm
#newyorktimes #standrewscathedral #remains #ruins #cathedral #pillarsoftheearth

Instagram

Instagram 9 Oct 2018

First centerpiece… Flower workshop with @cultivatedbychristin and @simplybyarrangement at @camboestate in Scotland, near St Andrews. Raining, wind howling, love it all. So much talent in our class, and about half are professionals. V inspiring to watch them.

Instagram

Instagram 9 Oct 2018

My first bouquet… with plants firaged mostly from the North American prairie garden – and a rose amd hydrangea or two. Day 1 of the workshop with the fabulous @simplybyarrangement and @cultivatedbychristin @camboestate and my buddy @rosestoryfarm

Instagram

Instagram 9 Oct 2018

View from Edinburgh Castle, with the Balmoral Hotel (where we stayed) and its clocktower in the foreground and Calton Hill with Admiral Nelson’s monument in the background. Because the Balmoral is just by the train station, the clock is set 3 minutes fast so people won’t miss their train. Although Im sure I could manage it. The Nelson monument is in the shape of his telescope. .
#edinburgh #balmoralhotel #caltonhill