November 27, 2011

home sweet home

Semester may be coming to an end but numerous hours in the studio are about to commence. Here are a few shots from my work area. Classrooms in a three story grade school are no longer filled with third graders but painters and aspiring artists.

October 13, 2011


A few weeks ago in October I took a trip to the Red River Gorge for the first time. It exceeded any expectations and was even more lovely than I had imagined. This is my favorite photo from the trip...

September 8, 2011

bright eyes

One night I met this little guy, he bought me a beer. He also had bright eyes and a kind heart.

August 16, 2011

learned lessons

Giant Peach will be cracking the books, teaching a few lessons, and painting til her heart is happy.

August 12, 2011


I wish I had a horse.

August 9, 2011


When all else fails...go dutch.

August 3, 2011

postal intentions

There's something about a handwritten letter that makes me long for the days before technology became a priority. I need to send out fun mail to some friends which will be traveling to Norway, Brooklyn, Oregon, and a few other places.

August 1, 2011

no excuse

How many young girls are ruined?

July 28, 2011

maxine & her market

This photo was taken in Milltown, IN and it makes me very happy. Maxine has included all the essentials in life...

July 27, 2011

watermelon & mint

Pretty sure if being a mixologist could be a career, I would excel. It calls for the following: Sapphire gin, Santa Cruz organic lemonade, soda water and garnish with watermelon and fresh mint. Enjoy! (the glasses are vintage from my great grandmother)

July 26, 2011

peachy coffee

One morning NPJ snapped this photo. I think everyone should start their day off right by drinking their coffee while wearing a Giant Peach creation.

July 25, 2011

reds & skylines

This weekend I took a little trip with some friends to Cincinnati to watch a Reds game. Doesn't get much better than baseball, nachos, and beer on a hot summer day.

July 22, 2011

lady in the window

Lady in the window, oh how you look so sophisticated as you watch the people pass by on the street....

July 21, 2011

play me a song

Recently I started learning some chords on guitar but alas I still cannot play an actual song.

July 20, 2011

lazy lizard

One of my favorite evening activities this summer has been sitting on Jenn's back balcony and chitty chatting while partaking in libations. This little guy hangs out with us and tells us endless stories.

July 19, 2011


Truth is the highest thing that man may keep. -Geoffrey Chaucer

July 12, 2011

above all

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 1Peter 4:8

July 11, 2011


A simple life is the best life.

July 7, 2011


Over the years I have become obsessed with photos which have reflections. I think it's the play on dimensions and the conversion of one world melding with another. A venture to the infamous quarry was recently made where we befriended the fish, soaked up the sun, and I snapped this photo of Laura and myself. I love the colors, the reflection, and the way our hair is all wild.

July 6, 2011

oregon, goats, and julie

What does Oregon, goats, and Julie have in common??? When I was younger I had a white goat named Annie, after my favorite childhood character, Annie Oakley. Since then I've always had a soft spot for goats and the photo below was taken at a place called Wandering Goat Coffee when I was in Oregon visiting my dear friend Julie. Therefore, the thing they all three have in common is my love and admiration.

July 5, 2011


It may not be peachy, but San Pellegrino Aranciata is the next best thing on a hot and steamy day.

July 1, 2011

blue skies

Blue skies are always a reason to be happy.....Ella makes it all better!

June 30, 2011

where it all began

This photo was taken on the balcony just minutes before my dear friends Jenn & Jeremy's wedding. Was an amazing wedding down in New Orleans, which is where Jenn is from, and this is the trip where Giant Peach all began. I purchased my dress in Key West the previous winter and wanted a special statement piece to wear with it and couldn't find anything I liked. So I gathered my materials and made my first Giant Peach headband using a vintage broach and feathers! From that moment on Giant Peach has grown into many different accessories. It's funny to look back and see how much Jenn and I have both changed.

June 29, 2011

ribbons & cameos

Giant Peach has been contemplating a new line of accessories for brides. Cameos, ribbon, lace, feathers, and all things vintage have been a good source for inspiration. Something about weddings make me giddy with joy.

June 28, 2011

where the wind blows

Sometimes I wish I could just sail away. I believe Christopher Cross said it best.

June 27, 2011

lovely ladies

On a recent trip, while partaking in some wine at Sasha's, this was found in the ladies restroom.

June 24, 2011

pink peonies

When I was a child I remember my great grandmother had peony bushes, tulips, and other lovely flowers in her yard. She was from Belgium so I guess the tulips reminded her of home and were a bit nostalgic. Gardening has become one of my favorite past times in recent years, pink peonies make my heart flutter.

June 23, 2011

pink & delicious

It's summertime and Giant Peach loves strawberry cake with homemade icing.

June 21, 2011

lost but not forgotten

I promise Giant Peach has still been hard at work creating lovely hairpieces and such, she just got a little lost along the way...