Coloring with Nature

Autumn has always been my favorite season. I love the way it warms our landscape with its breathtaking hues—thick canopies of red, orange, and yellow line our paths, while golden light hugs us into the deep blue nights. Like most designers, I have developed an intimate relationship with color. I can recall exact colors by…

Great Blue Heron

Into the Great Blue (Heron)

The first time I saw a Great Blue Heron was at a beach party in New Hampshire years ago. He had snuck into our covered food area over by the grill. Luckily I was with friends who work with animals. They were able to get him to a safer place. This year, I’ve encountered more Great Blue Herons than ever before.…

Photography

Laurinda Butcher is a creative professional and photographer of many years. She remembers her first big shoot for a college photography project, a collection of images celebrating the 200-year anniversary of Mercedes Benz, shot over 4 months with a Pentax SLR. “I learned a lot during the Mercedes project about shooting outside, light, reflections, color,…