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The Horse That Inspired my Bespoke Blessings

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  I’ve been around horses all my life.  Because horses are time consuming and expensive to keep, especially in Los Angeles, many horses are passed from hand to hand never knowing the joy of being deeply loved. The lucky ones become beloved family members with twinkles in their eyes and goof-ball personalities.  Casino won the equine lottery when he was in his mid-teens. He was a copper-colored OTTB (off-the-track Thoroughbred) who was a passed from hand to hand and never trained well enough to be a riding horse. His luck changed when beautiful African American woman named Jade fell hopelessly...

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Cats make the best photo shoot assistants!

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While my friend Michael and I were shooting photos of my framed art prints for this store, my cat Pangur Ban insisted on helping. I shot between 8 and 9 am, several days in a row. That's when direct sunlight streams into my living room, giving me the best natural light.  I love, love, love the "Two-headed Ghost Kitty" photo! Pangur is sitting on an antique buffet. If you look closely, you'll notice his head is in front of a carved lion's head.    How was it done? Camera was on a tripod. Michael shot a timed exposure of 1/4 of...

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By George, I think she likes it! Don't you?


Here's one of my favorite Christmas photos.  Little Jaxson Enriquez on Christmas morning with her print of Jaalan, her Anam Cara (from my custom Anamabet collection)!  She's so adorable in her pink poodle jammies and infectious smile! Jaxson is a remarkable little girl.  At five years old, she became a vegetarian.  Jaxson loved animals so much she told her mom she wasn't going to eat them anymore. She wasn't influenced by any of her family members because they all eat meat. I highly suspect Jaalan suggested it!  

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