I have a collection of 21 oil paintings of cows. I originally collected them for my den in my Watertown house. When I moved into my current home, I had to find a place to hang them, so they are spread between my living room and my dining room.
This is a shot of my old den in Watertown. It was photographed by Eric Roth, a wonderful photographer that I have been working with since the beginning of time. We started our careers around the same time, and the stories I could tell!! I'll save that for another post. A behind the scenes look at what a real magazine photo shoot is like.
I bought this picture at an auction in a town in Massachusetts whose name now evades me. This was years ago before the advent of the Internet. It had been described to me over the phone, and I was driving a long way to bid on it. The directions I was given, sent me way out of my way, and being new to MA, I didn't have a clue as to where I was going. It was dark....It was cold....It was snowing....I started to REALLY need to pee....AND THEN I GOT A FLAT TIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had to pee so bad, I couldn't figure out how to change the tire. OY OY OY. A really nice man stopped and helped me. I couldn't decide what was more scary, the possibility that he was a mass murderer, preying on young girls in the dark, or that I would pee my pants. Well, I'm still alive, and dry, so it had a happy ending. I got to the auction house just before they put this picture up for bid, and I got it. At this point, I probably would have paid anything for the damn painting, just to make my ordeal worthwhile.
I was going to write more today, but my brother is visiting from Van Couvre, and he wants me to go for a walk with him. Since he is my OLDER brother, I must do what he says. So I'll finish this later. Have a nice Sunday.
I've been a designer for longer than some of you have been alive. I have now started a new page of my career, closing my firm and designing furniture, as well as writing decorating books. Some of you may be familiar with my work over the years by seeing me in magazines. I tend to think that I'm funny, so please read my postings with a grain of salt thrown in for flavor. My spelling is atrocious, so I am refusing any responsibility for spell check right here and now. I hope anyone reading this will enjoy the pictures, info and humor.