Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Clouseified | Michael and Jenna's Wedding

Participating in one's wedding, in any role, is truly an honor.  If asked to be in the bridal party, I would most gladly accept, but personally, I would much prefer to put my work on display than my face.  Hence, I gladly accepted the task of creating the personal flowers for two dear friends of mine Michael Clouse and Jenna Morrow for their beautiful outdoor wedding at the Los Altos History Museum.  The blush pinks and sage green mixed with the rustic setting lent a calm and tranquil note to the excitement of the day and the celebration that followed.  

© 2012 John + Louise

Friday, August 31, 2012

One Teaspoon of Roark

This morning I went with my favorite pair of sisters to The New Mart for sample sale, as well as to visit a few old friends. While helping the girls set up for all the clothes for sale at the Kathy Walker Showroom, I found this amazing bleached chambray top from One Teaspoon and magically it fit. (It was clearly meant to be mine) I wore it out of the showroom not even realizing, until I was complimented on it later, that it goes perfectly with my favorite Roark tee.   They are the perfect pair! 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Kate Spade Inspired Fall Wedding

I was truly honored to be asked to make the flowers for Tyra and Andy's wedding in San Diego. I was amazing at how in love I feel with each design my team and I produced. The intimate outdoor ceremony was held in Golden Hill Park with the reception following at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown San Diego.  The red, blue, black, and white colorway suggested by the bride fit perfectly with the setting and aesthetic she had hoped for. This wedding turned out for be one of my favorites yet.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Orange You Glad I Did Your Flowers...

This past weekend I had the honor of putting together the flowers for the Point Loma Nazarene University Alumni Board meetings. They chose orange roses and lime green orchids spilling out of glass vases to create a pulled together tropical look. I think they made quite a statement.

New Fins

After a long wait, due to the fact that I don't really live near a surf shop, I was finally able to get some new fins for my board. Unfortunately, they only had white...so I thought I would customized them a bit to match my board. I think the red makes quite a statement. Don't you?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Enough Said...

Painting Painted Deserts

Yesterday I finished reading Donald Miller's book Through Painted Deserts. I was truly surprised by how much I enjoyed the book and was inspired to sell everything I own, buy a van, and set of across the country. If you haven't already read it yet, I would definitely recommend it. 

Captivated by the journey that the two main character, Don and Paul, embark upon, and having just visited The Scenic Journey exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of California Art where a number of painting by artist Edgar Payne are being displayed, I decided to concept out a BIG SKY painting of my own inspired by Dan and Paul's adventures. I hope to get started working on it soon.