Seven Summer Snapshots

Several of our favorite blogs have recently posted odes to summer 2010, making me nostalgic for lingering afternoons, lemonade slushies, and cherry-vanilla L’Oréal Kids shampoo.  Here are two of my photo-crushes on other people’s summers: a hotel pool scene from Hyena in Petticoats, and a child with balloons walking into the sunset from Valori Wells.  (I guess you can’t really go wrong with a child, balloons, and sunset!)

The balloons actually reminded me of some cute illustrations that will be part of our newest collections coming out in January (another huge part of this summer), so I can’t wait until we are allowed to reveal more of what’s to come in the new product department.

Inspired by this theme, here are seven snapshots that capture the best of this summer at Cathy Heck Studio West.  From top to bottom, left to right they are: the Oregon coastline, my sweet husband after his 27th time around the sun, a colleague drying her prints in the light of a west-facing window, etching inks and transparent base in the process of being mixed, more ink, a very proud papa seal, and the festive Santa Cruz shoreline.  Hmm, I’m noticing now that the overall coloring here is not giving off a very sunny-summer vibe with all the sea and fog…  Welcome to the Bay Area!

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