Here are some photos I took for the forthcoming book Modern Terrarium Studio, many of these didn't make the cut but I thought I'd post some of my favorites here. You can see more photos from the book here, below are ones with a lighter background, I'll be posting a more photos from the book in . . .
I was so honored when last year Megan George of The Zen Succulent asked me to be the photographer for her upcoming about terrarium crafts, Modern Terrarium Studio. The book, now complete, is a softcover craft book published by Fons & Porter and features dozens of terrarium instructions that you . . .
I recently had some girl friends over to get dressed up and watch the Oscars and drink fancy cocktails. I made this orange cake and it was very good. Here is the recipe: Print Orange Cake Recipe Ingredients Cooking-oil spray 1 cup butter, softened 1¼ cups granulated sugar . . .
Here are some photos from one of a number of food & prop styling jobs I worked on for Southern Season this past Spring/Summer. This shoot had a brunch theme. Food Photography by Lissa Gotwals, Food & Prop Styling by Michelle Smith . . .
Some photos I styled from a photo shoot a few months ago for Southern Season. What a joy it is to work on these projects. Photo Styling by me, Michelle Smith, Photography by Lissa Gotwals . . .
I'm really excited about this upcoming class at Gather on Saturday. It finally feels like Spring here in North Carolina and I am definitely in gardening mode. In the class on Saturday you will make and take home this DIY Succulent Wreath full of over 30 different succulents. Not only do these plants . . .
Brussels sprouts have become my new food obsession. I was a little late to the party, just not having been exposed to them, I guess. About a year ago, I had them as a side at a BBQ restaurant, and from that point on I was a convert. They taste a little meaty and have a unique flavor that you'll . . .
This past Sunday my husband decided to whip up these Lemon Ricotta Beignets, which are basically fried dough with ricotta in the center and cinnamon sugar on the outside. They didn't look pretty but they sure were good. Here's the recipe for making at home: Print Lemon Ricotta Beignets Recipe . . .
This past Tuesday I had the pleasure of doing some more prop & food styling for my client Southern Season. I thought it would be fun to show some behind the scenes iphone pics from the last shoot. You can see some of the final images here. For this shoot that I worked on last year, I . . .
Editorial photographer Alun Callender is gifted at making photographic portraits of creatives that are visually rich and saturated in color. I like how his photographs resemble a painting with the figure directly in the center, and their work all around them. You can see more of Alun's work . . .
One thing that we are lacking in the Triangle area of North Carolina is a glass studio - or so I've heard from friends who work in this medium. There are a handful within driving distance but not a lot of options locally. Asheville is an artist's haven with cheap studio space aplenty and . . .
If all these shop tours in Asheville don't have you pining for a trip there then I don't know what will. Here is a peek into another lovely shop called Flora that I visited, whose walls were covered in ripped out pages of vintage botanical artwork and every blank space covered in plants. . . .