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CHAPARRAL STUDIO POP UP AT MADEWELL AT THE GROVE

August 21, 2015

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Hey y’all!! I’ve been working my butt off making some goodies for a POP UP I am hosting at the Madewell at the The Grove in LA!! It’s this SUNDAY AUGUST 23rd from 2-4pm!! They are offering 25% off when you spend $125+ and there will be sips and sweets! Stop by for some shopping and /or say hi! Hannah and I would love to see your faces!! ❤

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la i’m yours

November 6, 2013

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anyone who knows me is well aware that i am a proud angeleno, so its no surprise when kyle of LA I’M YOURS  hit me up for an interview i was pretty excited. also kyle independent of his blog is a pretty fantastic person to spend time with. and when laure offered to shoot my studio… i was all smiles! (and so was hannah. she is obsessed with miss joliet.)

unlike most interviews i have done that focus on the product in this particular story kyle really emphasized questions regarding the cross over between art and commerce. he had me asking myself questions i knew the answers to in my head but hadn’t really spent a lot of time communicating to a larger audience – and thank you kyle for that challenge. often times the chaparral studio “image” is limited to pretty pictures of succulents and crystals so its great to be able to engage and share my relationship and history with art and what business has done to me along with the influence my town, los angeles.

the photos of the studio are all by the amazing laure joliet. she came just in time, as my studio mate quinn built these beautiful custom shelves. hire him! he is amazing!

you can read the full post here. xo b

 

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joshua tree / 29 palms

September 6, 2013

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recently headed to joshua tree for an art event that i participated in along with my studio mates over at elephant. we built a stage that resembled our backyard. barb wire, cacti, hula hoops and all. on the stage many a performance by a friend or a stranger danced us / rocked us / took us… in to the night! the desert was littered in sculptures and survivors of the days sun rays.

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we had originally planned on camping but thanks to last minute heat fear we landed a sweet rental on air bnb in 29 palms. we shared a large house that as it turns out had quite the history in town, a pool that overlooked the basin and hills and was surrounded by native flora and other friendly plants. nights spent swimming in the salt water pool under a huge blanket of stars certainly makes it on my list of favorite things to do.

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the event ended with a much needed sound bath at the integratron, a meal at pappy & harriets and lucky for us, my man and i shared another night and day in the desert with swimming and some more art viewing. folks say that the sea heals. i agree, but they should also try the desert. nothing like a huge sky above you in the wild west.

 

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most photos taken by me – bianca. with a few exceptions… by bradney evans.

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l & j’s wedding / photos by polly antonia barrowman

August 23, 2013

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in april i had the great privilege of doing all the pretty flora details for my dear friends lia & jason’s wedding in palm springs.  and to add to the awesomeness of it all my super talented “scientist by day, photographer by day” friend polly antonia barrowman photographed the whole shebang from process to completion. while selecting which of the lovely photographs to show off on the blog i was reflecting back to that happy day of  bunching succulents with lia’s favorite flowers (peonies and chrysanthemum) in the kitchen excited knowing that soon my beautiful friend would be holding the concoctions of blooms down the aisle to marry her best friend.

lucky for me my best friend was there to help me with all running around. thanks again mr. evans (wink wink). again a huge thank to lia and jason for inviting me to be such a big part of their special day. and to polly thank you for gorgeous photos!!! folks – she is up for hire! check out her site here.

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oh hi / adventures in ojai, ca

August 9, 2013

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i can’t remember the last time i went on a vacation that was not related to a job or a social obligation. as grateful as i am for the awesome fact that i get to work out of my studio listening to npr accompanied by my hannah dog, it was crucial to get out of town recently. i needed to “recharge my cyrstals”. nature truly has an amazing ability to put things in perspective and freshen you up.

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that said, we had the greatest time in ojai. we camped. i packed my camera + macro lense, a sketch book, a book (that i didn’t even end up reading – instead i read a book i picked up on the local scene and trails). my boyfriend taught me how to carve wood underneath the heavy shade of oaks in our campsite. our meals were lit up by candle light and stars. we hiked every single day and discovered watering holes where we swam and pranced around like life like versions of my caves. it was epic. my home and car still reek of the white white sage clippings – with each little sniff a memory enters my brain and reminds me… do this more often. escape. have an adventure.

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(most photos taken by me. a few by bradney evans.)

 

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