beauty from betsy eby

I don’t know about y’all, but stick a blowtorch in my right hand and knives in my left and there would be only high-speed s’mores, disastrous free haircuts, and finely-diced salsas around this house. Working with encaustic and layered heated beeswax, Betsy Eby creates these intrinsically dangerous and stunning works off which I just can’t take my eyes. People ask me often what inspires my creative process, and I struggle to put my finger on all the myriad sources; add Eby’s work to the long list?

Beautiful works of Betsy Eby

1: Musical Score for a Songbird/2:Elgar’s Song of Night/3:Loon Lake After Hovhaness/4:Nocturne No. 2 




an earthly paradise

Total frock envy. My wedding was many moons ago, and stunning gowns weren’t really readily available, especially to the Southern gal who chooses to have a short engagement (by other folks’ standards!) I chose a really simply ivory Rivini with pintuck pleating, and it was fine, especially once I donned an intricate lace heirloom veil from my Mom. Check!

Then this came along and made me want to have a re-do- and I swear I never think that way! If only I could snap up this beauty for some milestone anniversary and swan around in it all over, say, Italy?

Claire Pettibone "An Earthly Paradise" wedding gown{Claire Pettibone’s An Earthly Paradise}