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APRIL 2014

My Olde Mint Julep Recipe


The 141st Derby is coming up Saturday and this Louisville girl is once again ready to celebrate the Run for the Roses with family and friends. The first Saturday in May is always flavored with mint juleps at our house. This year I’ll be making them with Angel’s Envy, my new favorite Kentucky bourbon. It’s […]

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Knock Out Color

The rich color saturation of this small poppy photo caught my eye and inspired sketch after sketch. The interpretations led to a creative & contemporary new pattern collection...featuring an organic & loose style infused with richly layered color.

  When I first saw this photo, the color was like a knock out punch to my brain. I couldn’t stop staring. I was hooked. I fell in love with the saturated color and knew it would fuel my inspiration for weeks to come. The “O.” Poppy Collection of 5 pattern designs resulted and now […]

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The Entrepreneurial Path

© Houston Design Studios LLC

This premiere post is my entrée into exploring those small ideas that often start the ongoing game of creative hopscotch. This time the idea is a big one: Launch a new design business But why? You’ve been a part of building a highly successful advertising firm for more than 25 years. The growth and client […]

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