Intro: This is a day-in-the-life post about working late at the office and the results of such effort. I felt foolish for working late to embroider a tunic. The design was almost a two hour commitment to embroider. And there … Continue reading My Work is on the Cover!
I lived, breathed and ate flamingos… in a figurative manner, of course. And as long as I’m writing in an exaggerated way, I became the flamingo. I fully embrace the flamingo lifestyle. That’s the approach I took to develop my … Continue reading Fabulous Flamingos
My friend and I were driving through a parking lot when I spotted a woman wearing a familiar striped garment. I still have mine tucked away. The evening of the car accident 3 years ago— there was a couple that … Continue reading Guardian Angels
Today is an anniversary tribute to Kibbles Anthony Lisieux Holguin. While I have a lot going on at work and home, this day cannot end without a simple blog in her honor. She was a princess, after all. 2011 … Continue reading Kibbles Holguin
Last fall I stared at the carpet while on a treadmill. I was gathering ideas for a new design collection. The ugly brown carpeting inspired me. I came up with rough sketches and submitted them to my talented team of … Continue reading Ugly brown carpeting inspired me
Date: March 4, 2018 Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS) Notes: Take the time to admire the daffodils – even when they are covered in dirt! Continue reading Spring Cleaning at the Dallas Arboretum!
I stopped by the old office building one last time. The movers were removing the last items from my office. They informed me my desk was already at the new location. One of the movers commented that I looked sad … Continue reading Last day at the office. Part 4
Cleaning my office was like an archeological dig. I uncovered layers that represented different positions and responsibilities I’ve had over the years. I took the opportunity to purge most everything that wasn’t necessary. But before I did I took photos. … Continue reading Last day at the office. Part 3
The memories are deep in the crevices of these walls that made up our office. While faces have come and gone— many of us remaining have been here for at least a decade. And for those that are newer, we … Continue reading Last days at the office. Part 2
What is it like to sift through 17 years’ worth of office work? I see success. Failures. Growth. I see naïveté. Optimism. Battles fought. I see the transition of a fresh-out-of-college graduate in an entry level position doing tasks she disliked to someone who made it to a position that was more suitable. I see routine. Product life cycles. Remnants of discontinued products. Countless stacks of articles that have been edited, re-edited and published. Old correspondence. Ghosts of employees past who I have banished from memory. Names long erased and barely familiar. I see emails outlining new ideas, new packages, … Continue reading Last days at the office. Part 1