Earlier this year I received my first assignment for Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine. The job was to shoot a portrait of crafter Denise Sharp who has her studio here in my hometown of Portland, Oregon. Denise is an extremely innovative designer who can make anything out of anything. Her eye for materials, color and texture is something of a marvel. Her studio is packed with the ephemera needed to make such glorious items as paper favor boxes in the shape of the Eiffel Tower or Arc de Triomphe, gorgeous paper flowers. The photo ran small, but everyone was happy. I encourage you to check out her website, studiosharp.com.