Friday, December 28, 2012

Crushing on: American Buffalo print by Sharon Montrose

Clearly I have not been very active on the blog lately. One of my goals for 2013 is to do quicker posts, so that I'll post more often. Usually I spend hours on one post (because I'm OCD like that) and that gets intimidating to me, so sometimes I don't post because I don't have that much time. But I realize I don't have to show a zillion photos in every post, and if I do, it may get boring for my readers. I enjoy some blogs that just feature a photo or two in each post (unless it's a detailed tutorial), and those posts can be fun and easy to read. I think if I do simpler posts more often, that will make all of us happier. So here's my first attempt.


Lately I've been obsessed with art. I could get lost for hours within Etsy, and I love reading about artists that are new to me. A few months back I heard about The Animal Print Shop by photographer Sharon Montrose. I didn't pay too much attention at the time because the installation was several framed photos of baby animals, hung on a wall in a nursery. (The collection is called "Little Darlings" and the installation was done in Molly Sims' home.) 

I was reminded of Sharon's work again via Elements of Style, and my jaw dropped when I came across this big beauty.

The Animal Print Shop

I think almost anything can look super-cool when it's giant. Don't you? Sharon has awesome photos of many different animals and I'm also interested in the tigers and the lions. Hey, I'm a cat lover, ya know?  But I'm particularly obsessed  with the buffalo because of a historical moment in my family's life. Before we built our current house, we sold our old house and lived in a rental in a rural area. When driving to or from our rental, we had to pass by a local buffalo farm, and I loved saying hello to the "buffies" as we drove by. Often I would stop in the road and look at them for a while, until someone else came along behind me.

Today buffaloes remind me of that moment in my life, when we were in transition but so excited about the new home we were pouring our hearts (and lots of money!) into. Is Christmas over? I think I have a new item for my wish list!

Check out The Animal Print Shop and let me know which animal you'd love to feature in your home!



  1. You go Hollie. I started my blog thinking I had to prove what a good writer I was. And found that sometimes my visual side wants to be on stage. And that posts can be whatever they are inspired to be. No biggie. And yes, the Large Buffalo is way cool. I'm out here in the wind too.

  2. I'm with you on forcing myself to do shorter posts! I am the same, a million photos, lots of words and why am I doing this to myself?! lol But I totally love this print, it's amazing and I love the memory it holds for you :) Going to have to check out the big cat prints ;) xxx


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