Growing up in the communist bloc of Poland, Danuta Bennett was surrounded by homogeneity. The same artwork and furniture that decorated her own home cropped up in her neighbors’ living spaces as well. This suffocating sameness stoked the fires of Danuta’s burgeoning artistic career and spurred her lifelong dedication to filling the world with unique forms of expression. Upon relocating to the United States from Poland in 1999, Danuta coalesced her two passions—art and science—into a career in ecology and an on-the-side hobby of selling her oil paintings, photographs, and drawings. Since then, Danuta’s body of work has grown exponentially, and she continues to expand her artistic repertoire to include digital images that blur the line between painting and photograph. From the weather-worn facade of an adobe building to the glistening beads of tail sweat on a hyper-alert squirrel, Danuta’s evocative art relies on simple lines and crisp color to invite deeper viewer reflection.
Released biannually, Touring & Tasting has been keeping its readers up-to-date on news and features related to both big-name and family-owned vineyards and wineries since 1995. Though it focuses mainly on American mainstays including California and Oregon, the magazine has also highlighted suggested touring routes in France and lesser-known domestic winemaking locales such as Virginia and Illinois. In addition to the periodicals, the magazine posts useful of information on its website, which includes a wine store and an extensive list of recipes with suggested pairings.
The Touring & Tasting store serves up an assortment of high-quality wines, wine-club memberships and wine gifts from around the world, They work to stock dozens of hard-to-find wines at affordable prices, and will replace a customer's wine free of charge if they're unsatisfied with their purchase.
Professionally trained as both a photographer and psychologist, Joseph Braun uses both skills to put his subjects at ease so that he can capture candid moments of joy and curiosity. He churns out authentic black-and-white and color images for couples on their special day.
Any photo, any sport, any time. That's the mantra at Design Your Ball, where the staff transforms ordinary spheres into unique, completely customized pieces of memorabilia. Much like the tomb of an ancient king, the store's stockroom overflows with all different kinds of balls, including footballs, soccer balls, and volleyballs in both full and miniature sizes. Each ball is a blank canvas upon which Design Your Ball emblazons photos, phrases, and team logos. After submitting an idea, customers often receive their finished masterpiece within a few days.
Jamey Plumley’s acuity for visual artistry lends itself to sharply composed pictures and crisply crafted graphic designs. He captures meaningful images during sessions for families, high-school seniors, newborns, and couples. His camera-wielding skills can also be found at special events such as weddings where important moments happen every second. Through his graphic-design expertise, he can also create custom logos and ads, working closely with clients to flesh out ideas and bring them to fruition.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.