I got into Portland last night. Before the sun went down on Memorial Day. And just in time for today's practice run of the catalog photo shoot. We are lucky to have access to the house next door to Adam and John. Quite conveniently it stands empty at the moment while the owners figure out their next move. It was once the home of Maggie, Natalie and Coderre,  the three muses behind these designs and so it is fitting to use this house to depict, in a way, them.

Okay, so here we are. I'm setting the tone, sketching out her character. She sits, in a pointy roofed house, painted white, ruined by the weather, her view is of the long driveway where she looks for her love to ... arrive, return, appear. She is patient and trusting. But don't make her wait too long.