News from the week || Friday

bookprocess1 bookprocess2 bookprocess3 bookprocess4 bookprocess5It has been a busy, busy week. Lots of planning, sketching, painting, photographing, meetings, consultations, and inventory purchasing………but I was just telling my husband, that I have come to realize I enjoy big projects. When I say “big projects” I am mainly referring to the book….since it is huge, and all encompassing at the moment…..but I get so inspired and feel so creative when producing content for the books. So much time and thought goes into projects, and I am pushed creatively to produce things that are fresh and new…..and that, to me….is just plain old fashioned fun. There are times where I am scared, and tired, and frustrated as well……but usually a good cup of chai, a hot bath, and a good nights sleep have me ready to hit it hard again the next day.

I am truly excited to complete this book. There is so much goodness to share…with lots of color palettes….shooting on location in homes…..styling…..and water color sketches. I look forward to the reward at the end of the work……it’s going to be so great!

I am pleased to introduce you to my team for book two:

Paige French is the photographer for the entire book two project, and is responsible for all of the behind the scenes shots featured in this post. Check out her website……it’s absolutely gorgeous!

Jessica Barley of A Darling Day is assisting me with styling , props, and site planning for the on location styled shoots……and Julie Dodds of Willow Florals is in charge of all floral styling for the entire project.

So….can you see why I am excited? These girls are great at what they do and I am thrilled to be working with such a talented team.

Have a great weekend…and enjoy Spring Break!



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  1. Jenny

    I look forward to seeing the new book!

  2. Grisel Levene

    Wow, I’m super excited for you and everyone who gets to look forward to you new book!!

    • Barb Blair

      Thank you so much Grisel! This second book is going to be so full of color, inspiration and ideas! I am excited to share! xo

  3. So fun! I’m so excited for you and to see the book once it comes out. x

    • Barb Blair

      Thank you Danielle! I will share what I can along the way, but am very excited about this project and all that will be represented in it! xo

  4. A new book? Where I have I been?? So excited for you, can’t wait to hear more!

    • Barb Blair

      HEY KAREN! Yes, a new book coming….and I too am very excited about working on another big project and can’t wait to share! xo

    • Barb Blair

      Thank you Marie! I am excited about this project, and look forward to sharing it! xo

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