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Behind the scenes: a lifestyle shoot + a day at the beach

As many of you know, a vast majority of the inspiration for my artwork comes from the beach. The light, the layers of textures and colors, and the overall mood of the beach has always inspired me.  I just cannot get enough of it.  

Last month, my friend Laura, of Laura Lee Photography, and I headed out to do a lifestyle photo shoot at the beach in Coney Island, Brooklyn.  It was windy and a little chilly, but the sun was shining and we were ready to talk art, following dreams, business strategy and even do a little painting on the beach.  Her photos are AMAZING and I wanted to share a couple with you today. Be sure to check her out on social media too, at @lauraleecreative.  

Laura and I met at Creative at Heart Conference Round 2 in Charleston, South Carolina in November of 2015.  We hit it off right away because we are both seriously passionate about what we do, totally wacky + silly, and very adventurous ladies with major wanderlust + travel goals. Laura has recently started a new venture, in addition to her photography business, to document and profile creatives who are following their dreams as makers and artists.  

Enjoy the beautiful photos and happy Tuesday! 

M

Also, during our shoot, a little over-excited puppy came over to me with boundless energy and Laura captured what might be the best / funniest photo blooper ever!  hehe.

beach blooper

Colors of Summer

These photos make me want to paint, a great way to spend a 100 degree day in MD. Enjoy a view of our gardens and the beautiful colors that I photographed this morning!

M

Fruit Stand Obsession...

These photos might just become a painting some time soon - I love the vibrant colors and the feeling of springtime! Β  These were taken at the Mercado San Miguel, a newly restored Market in Madrid just off of Plaza Mayor (the main square). Β If you are planning a trip to Madrid, this place is a perfect stop for an afternoon wine and cheese with fruit tapa! Enjoy.

M