Birds

Birds.  United Kingdom slang for “young women.”  I’d like to add “sassy, quick-witted, and cheeky” to round out that definition. Last year, I had the lovely good fortune to work with this group of women who were in Charleston celebrating...

Top 3 Reasons to Clean Your Brushes

1  Clean brushes work better.  Do you have a brush that has makeup caked on?  A blush brush whose bristles are packed down to the core?  If this sounds familiar, your brush may be too far gone.  But before you toss it, give it a thorough cleaning to see if you can...

The Photographer Project: Jennifer Smith

Portraits by Diana Deaver What’s your birthdate?   June 28, 1968 When did you first pick up a camera?  Tell me about that.  When did you know you had a talent for photography?  Natural talent or learned process? I’ve had all kinds of cameras over the years. Polaroids,...

Congrats to Me = A More Beautiful YOU

2017 blew in with so many possibilities, guided by my two mantras for the new year: Consistent + Diversify. It was important for me to begin 2017 with not one, but two guiding words that would set the tone for the next twelve months.  My work is to fill these days...

Brush Beauty

(with a wink and a nod to my friend, Julia Dalton-Brush;) I’ve experimented with a few different ways to organize my brushes as I work.  Looking back at some earlier years when I was still in MAC-mode, I loved the convenience of wearing a brush belt and having...

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