Monday, March 17, 2008

amusing grace


My penchant for creating an artful life attracted this graceful photo stylist to me.  Apparently, I had inspired her to join the sea of bloggers.  Please welcome one musette, Maureen Burns. 

Maureen began "prep" styling as a way to earn some extra income while she was illustrating and she never looked back. The diversity and pace of photo styling lured her as well as the ability to take everyday items and place them in an extraordinary way.   Styling involves looking closely with a fresh perspective.  Like Goldilocks, she knows when the items at hand are just right. 

Finding beauty and setting it in a magical light provides fascination for Maureen as well as the photographer.  The black and white photo is Maureen and her boyfriend.
He happens to be a photographer which I find amusing.  I adore black and white photographs.




Look at this photo, the shabby kitchen is a clever backdrop for these gorgeous children.



Maureen has a favorite, a book which is  "Garden People" - my kinda people.  Take a look at the photographs.  You will be inspired to pick up your own and add it to your book collection.  After all, so many of us love books as well as the garden.
























All from a grain of sand, comes one amusing pearl, full of grace.   I love the way Maureen styled these beauties.  It looks like the perfect potion for me.  Please welcome Maureen, she is one Musette to watch.  Go ahead and keep us gracefully amused.  Oh, and please wish her a Happy St.Patricks day, after she does have a wee bit o Irish in her.  

12 comments:

Kwana said...

Happy St. Paddy's day, Maureen and welcome.
And Happy Birthday, Patricia! Have a great day and a wonderful year. I know you will if I have anything to say about it! :)

annechovie said...

Happy Birthday, Patricia! Hope your day is special and your family waits on you hand and foot!

pve design said...

Kwana,
You are so sweet, thanks for the warm b-day wishes!
So very grateful for our friendship!
Patricia

Anne-
So glad that blogging and our art connected us!
You my dear are another pearl!
Thanks for the b-day wishes!
Patricia

LondonCalling said...

PVE-Happy Birthday to you! Maureen has my dream job. Welcome!

Mary-Laure said...

Happy birthday! Make sure to have a big slab on cake and some champagne of course!

I love the picture of the 2 little girls. You can really glimpse into their personalities...

Braque68 said...

Hi Patricia,

Hope you have a wonderful,all around fantastic birthday!

Happy Birthday!

xo

Sue

Mrs. Limestone said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you're having an amazing day. The skies have cleared just for your celebration :)

Cote de Texas said...

happy birthday!!!!!!! Miss Patricia - many many more!!!

and on St. Patricks day - best birthdate right up there with Valentine's Day.

Have a great day and night!

Joni

JOJO said...

Hey mom, as you may have guessed, it's jojo...
so... i'm just posting to say happy birthday, and now that i have a google account more posts will be soon to come. i hope you have a wonderful 27th birthday!!!
You are turning 27.. right? well, at least that's what it seems like, since you are constantly jumping around from job to job and from cleaning our rooms to doing our laundry. who knows what we would do without you and im posting to say that. HAPPY B-DAY, and i hope your work takes off soon (for the sake of all the things JP needs, of course) and just know i am always around to help with computer stuff (I'm a hacker as you call me) and just know that I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eileen said...

Happy Birthday Patricia!!! I hope you had a wonderful day!!!!

enc said...

I've been watching her, and she's doing a great job! I'm happy she's with us.

This is a nice post.

Happy Birthday, Patricia!

Thank you for visiting me, too, btw.

what's in a name? said...

Happy Birthday! I guess I am actually 34 minutes late eastern time, but I am on central time and just finished by tribute post to my mother-in-law for her birthday (which is also the 17th) so please forgive. Hope it was spectacular and green!
-Heidi