Wednesday, July 10, 2013

My Personal Theory of Evolution

The last 10 months have seen a lot of changes at Church Street - some big, some small, the majority welcome, a few painful - but the occupants of this house have shown themselves to be hale and hearty souls, weathering storms with senses of humor intact, and proving that rough waters do indeed make good sailors. I have never felt more proud of my girls or more grateful to Mr. H for his unwavering support and good nature. Personally, I am embracing the challenges that keep me evolving as a person and prevent the days from becoming static. This is living a full and rich life.

One exciting development on the professional front is my ongoing photo styling work for Simon Pearce. It is a dream collaboration. To be part of promoting a brand I have loved and collected for years under the tutelage of an art director whose talent I have long admired and respected feels like the most extraordinary good fortune.

Below are some shots from three recent marketing campaigns. The majority of our current work will be unveiled in Simon Pearce's fall website features so stay tuned and check back in September.











I have posted additional photos on my website - please have a look - I have made some changes there (along with those you probably noticed here) and I always love your feedback. In addition, next week I will begin publishing on Wordpress. Any advice from those working on that platform would be most welcome!

21 comments:

  1. Now I'm famished! Beautiful photography!

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  2. Wow that is huge news! A big congrats Phyllis..you are sooo good and talented, they were smart to snatch you up. These photos are just gorgeous. I look forward to seeing more and hope you are enjoying a great summer!

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  3. One of my favorite brands, Simon Pearce. I own the heartland lamps, and have my eye on many other Simon Pearce products that are so beautifully displayed in a local store.

    Best of luck with your blog move - that's a big step! I am committed to blogger since I have been working on it for 6 years (about to hit my 6th anniversary of blogging) and I have too much invested to move...although I do love the functionality of wordpress blogs.

    - Holly

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  4. Gorgeous Phyllis. Nice to hear your voice, and glad that you are all well:)xob

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  5. Sorry about the stormy seas, but glad you all weathered them so well. Congratulations on your collaboration with SP, the images show off your styling and their products beautifully!

    xo Kat

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  6. Oh, I'm glad your back! Congrats too on your work with Simon Pearce. Love the choice to pair the raspberries with the earthen ware. Also sorry about your stormy seas. I've been experiencing that myself these last few months after calm waters for such a long time. I'm finding my sea legs right now. I'll look for you on wordpress. Michele

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  7. Phyllis I am so happy for this exciting news! You are so talented and this is a dream come true for you!
    Take good care!
    xoxo
    Karena
    2013 Artists Series

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  8. This is so exciting Phyllis and I am so thrilled for you! I missed your blog presence and happy you keep reporting in. I hope you enjoy the summer and continue to nuture yourself and those around you.
    xo Nancy

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  9. Wow Phylis! Good for you! This is huge.. great company and these pictures are beautiful. Wishing you all the best with this venture!

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  10. I'm so happy for you Phyllis it's always so nice to hear when others are enjoying their work and it's beautiful. Congratulations!

    XXX
    Debra~

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  11. Such exciting news, Phyllis. The styled photos are beautiful. So glad you are blogging again!

    -Deborah

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  12. Hi Phyllis,
    Everything looks beautiful! Glad to see you back again. I have a self-hosted Wordpress blog and use Blue Host. So far, so good!

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  13. Congratulations Phyllis! That sounds like a wonderful colloboration...looking forward to seeing more...

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  14. Phyllis,
    Congratulations. Clearly, as evidenced from the images above, it's a win win. You really have such a talent where styling and design is concerned. The pictures made me want to buy several Simon Pierce pieces you've shown, not to mention eat some of the delectable foods!
    xo,
    Karen

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  15. Good for you! These are really beautiful photographs and the styling isn't obvious--it's very subtle--so I think you've done a wonderful job.

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  16. Beautifully done, Phyllis! I know what a joy this must be for you and the work is so rewarding, isn't it? Sending love....

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  17. Gorgeous new header and logo, Phyllis! And congrats on your continued partnership with Simon Pearce!! These photos are beautiful AND so fresh and relatable: each one just draws me in.

    We are still in Maine, and today, visited a Simon Pearce retailer in Ellsworth (near Bar Harbor). I thought of you and how you can help the individual retailers style their SP displays.

    Keep us posted on your new Wordpress site. I'll share it with my readers once you are live. Good luck with the transition!!

    x Loi

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  18. Beautiful photos! I love the new look. Simon Pearce has always been a favorite of mine-I want it all! Good luck with wordpress.

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  19. Beautiful work! I've been tempted to make the switch to Wordpress but the thought of it....maybe later :) Good Luck!!

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  20. These are all such beautiful photos. Congratulations to you on your work with Simon Pearce.

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