My favorite magazine,
Where Women Create,
has a wonderfully inspiring column called
"The Art of Organization".
It's where artists share their tips and tricks
for storing and organizing all of those
tantalizing bits and baubles
that fuel their creativity.
It was my privilege to photograph
the studio of my wildly talented friend
Chris Berger in the new Spring issue!
Chris works in so many mediums,
making her a natural for sharing her
uncanny gift of keeping all her pretties
stored and at the ready.
Her collection of vintage hatboxes
house delicate millinery flowers...
And embellished cards of
every shape and size.
A sweet array of vintage bottles
provide not only easy access, but allow Chris
to visualize just the perfect touch for one of
her stunning altered lingerie creations.
Corsets, bras, undergarments have never
looked so sublime.
Victoria's Secret's got nuthin' on Chris.
Need storage for your art papers?
Not a problem, howzabout a vintage dish rack?
Clever gal, my friend Chris.
And truly one of the most gifted, generous-hearted
people I know.
Only a couple of weeks after shooting this feature,
Chris's sweet husband and our good friend Keith
passed away suddenly.
He was smart as a whip, hilarious,
and missed by all who were fortunate enough
to know and love him.
Keith, this one was for you.
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