Isabel's 12 Year Anniversary by ISABEL CANDELARIA

Isabel’s thoughts on celebrating 12 years in ownership of Earth and Images, currently in it’s 27th year of business.

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Brunch is Best by Wedgie Media

Brunch is best when prepared for someone special.

This was a Birthday Brunch for a Special Mom- my Mom! She is such a sweet person and always doing things for everyone she knows, so we put together a delicious menu of my butternut squash and chicken enchiladas with New Mexico red chile, of course. Also some spanish rice, a healthy green salad with pomegranate seeds and pecorino cheese with a light honey and vinegar dressing we learned to make on one of the Italy trips. 

I made her bouquet with garnet spikey petal gerbera daisies, light lavendar roses, and white spider mums. Her strawberry cupcakes we topped with little angel fairies to celebrate her light heart and love of angels.

We enjoyed all of the family and friends who came to give her birthday wishes and know that she has happy memories of that day!

Art & Architect by Wedgie Media

We are so pleased and proud to be featuring paintings by Ken Tate!

Mark and I had the pleasure of meeting Ken Tate on a recent trip we took to New Orleans. Ken Tate is the renowned American architect who is one of Architectural Digest magazine's top 100 architects. His work can best be described from this description from his book A Classical Journey: The Houses of Ken Tate "These words- individual, mysterious, unexpected- describe the elements that distinguish Tate's houses from those next door, or down the street. Each dwelling complements those around it or, in the case of great estates, exists in harmony with its natural surroundings. Yet there is something arresting about each one- something that makes one stop and gaze a little longer. Unlike houses with over-scaled porticos and windows or overblown decoration designed to command attention, Tate's dwellings speak a softer voice..." In his paintings, however, his voice is raised. Where his skills are confined in architecture by allotted areas, rules and regulations, existing landscapes, historical preservations, the fact that math is math and numbers are non-negotiable, straight lines, and black sharpies, in his paintings they are set completely free. Say hello to high chroma colors, intentional strokes that are randomly perfect, vibrant, energetic, and so, so ALIVE! He's doing these bright, bold abstractions with squeegees and blobs of paint smashed with paper to make interesting shapes. We currently are showing an dynamic diptych tilled "A World Without Warhol"- the timing is so perfect for this as the Phoenix Art Museum is currently featuring a Warhol exhibit. We also have a single painting, "Pretty Boy Floyd". These are non-pop art pieces and the titles reference pop culture. We will soon be showing work from his new series that are all magazine covers that have been painted on, photographed, enlarged, and painted again. The art world calls this intervention. These beauties are framed under glass. His work is shown in the June 2015 issue of Architectural Digest magazine. His paintings have been sold in Harlem, NYC, Atlanta, Asheville, Perdido Beach, Jackson, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Houston, Tulsa, Albuquerque, Santa Monica, L.A., and we are very honored to be the first to feature them in Arizona!

New Mexico Sky by Wedgie Media

Spring Clouds in New Mexico

Twice this year so far I have made the time to go for a relaxing time to rejuvenate in Taos, NM. I have been going to the same place for rest since 1997. Much has changed for me and my life since I started going there. When I first started, I think it was just to get myself together. Now when I go it is so I can intentionally focus on how to excel and live true to myself and my purpose.

It is often windy there, and more than once I have asked myself if it's the same wind as before, just having made it's way around the earth and back again. I often think of it as a place unchanged, but in the series of photos I have included in this blog I can see that indeed it does change, and quickly. These photos were taken in a period of less than a minute.

22 Years and Counting! by Wedgie Media

We feel so blessed to be able to say that we have loved every minute of this fateful journey helping our clients create beautiful spaces to enhance their lives.  Earth and Images has been in business for twenty-two years this week, started in 1992 by founder Vilma Besch and now under the ownership of talented designer Isabel Dellinger Candelaria. As we continue to evolve and grow, we look forward to the next twenty-two years plus!  Thank you for your support, advice and patronage.  We look forward to seeing you soon! Happy Anniversary to us at Earth and Images! xo