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Thursday, April 22, 2010

595 Days to Venice

This past Sunday, MackeyBlue hosted a Meet the Artist afternoon, featuring Lynn Hofher and her "595 Days to Venice" photography series.  Quite a number of folks turned out to peruse Lynn's photography and ask her more about her work.  We were also fortunate that Jennifer Marsh was there to document the event.  See a few photos from Jen below and take a peek at Cattywompus to see more.  If you're in the area, stop by and experience Lynn's work first hand.  Her photography will be on display through June 13th.

Artist Statement:
"Everything I see I calculate as a photograph.  Each shot takes on a life of its own, having generated shapes and colors inside my head.  For me, the ability of an image to express a moment that will never be recreated is simply spellbinding.  Having mostly lived at the water's edge, a journey to the canals of Venice was a natural.  Gloomy skies dominated through the late November mist, but the infinite textures and reflections captured the painter within.  Please join me at MackeyBlue for my interpretation, "595 Days to Venice".

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Vintage Suitcases

Old suitcases, valises, satchels, luggage...if only they could talk, what stories they could tell.  At MackeyBlue we're always on the hunt for vintage suitcases in various shapes, sizes and styles.  Our customers like them for so many reasons.  Some use them as decor on top of armoires or dressers.  Others stack them in threes or fours next to sofas or beds as unique side tables.  Large ones can be outfitted with wheels or other feet to create functional coffee tables.  Some are used to stow out of season clothing or children's toys.  Still others are used specifically as intended: to carry ones belongings on their next adventure around the world.  How fun to travel that way!  See more about well-traveled luggage and MackeyBlue on

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