Art & Photography

Jennifer Ament

January 17, 2018

it was love at first sight. i glimpsed this print via the ever talented kate la vie and i was gone. i had to find the artist responsible for this simple, yet extremely powerful illustration. jennifer ament. jennifer is a painter and print maker out of seattle and the contrast between her paintings and prints is blatantly obvious…although, i do believe i love them both the same. do take the time to peruse her paintings as well.

at the moment, i am particularly drawn to her prints. in the current state of our world who doesn’t long to shoot power from our fingertips or break glass to find just the right words? now i just need to decide which one or three i need to remind me.

xo mrs. french


Sponsored Post: Framebridge

October 6, 2017

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As many of you know, there was a time when photography (the kind taken with a real camera) was a huge part of who I am and what I did here on Bliss. Times change…thanks to the prevalence of phone photography and the accessibility of the camera phone, my old school photos fell to the wayside. Which is crazy, because some of my all-time favorite photos and moments were trapped inside my trusty DSLR. One of those “top 5” moments I had sadly neglected was the trip my family and I took to Iceland a few years back.

We had the privilege of experiencing this magical place with our dearest friends…one of whom is an Icelandic native. Due to the importance of this moment I lugged my big girl camera along and attempted to capture this place that was unlike anything I had ever experienced. I also took my phone. No surprise at all, my phone photos fell short. However, the photos taken with my big camera did not disappoint. I knew I needed to display a few of these in a very special way. It turns out the very best way to do so happened to be with a company I have been following for awhile, Framebridge.

I simply chose 2 of my favorite Icelandic photos:

I uploaded them directly to the Framebridge site, chose the perfect frame and mat, and voila! I really couldn’t be happier with how they turned out and the process was beyond easy. I am of course inspired to go through the rest of my photos and create and display Framebridge masterpieces throughout my home.

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xo Mrs. French

Interior Photos with a Soul: Julie Pointer Adams

September 21, 2017

those of you who have spent anytime around me know that i have a passion for beautiful home interiors and stunning photography…so you imagine how i feel when these two things come together. such is the case with the interior photos taken by julie pointer adams. gasp-worthy. julie gives the homes she photographs a soul. which goes back to the need for imperfect perfection in the spaces we call “home.”

then there is the whole business with the light…not always the brightest, but always the best. i love the streams that trickle in creating shadows and twinkly patches here and there. this inconsistent light is what i try to chase in my own home and on occasion conjure up a chill.

these homes appear welcoming to those other than the lucky dwellers…

oh and did i mention there is a book? julie pointer adams and her husband ryan shot all the photographs for the book wabi sabi welcome and i am clamoring to get a copy.

xo mrs. french

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