THE JOY OF LIVING: DESIGN, ART, SPIRITUALITY, & JUST PURE FUN!

February 9th, 2016 by

 

BRINGING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH THE TIBETAN BUDDHIST MONKS!

 

Gary and I were so very blessed to celebrate New Year’s Eve at our friend Cynthia Trone’s, backyard celebration with the Tibetan Buddhist Monks. Our friends Diane Arrieta and her husband Leslie also came with us. The monks were performing a New Year’s Sacred Ceremony. Before they began, Gary, Diane, Leslie and I sat down with them. As I spoke with the monks, they looked straight into my eyes, gave me a warm smile, and I could not see a trace of judgment. Made me smile all the way home.

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“Icons in Style,” a Conversation with Iris Apfel and Naeem Khan

Another special event I attended was a talk at the Four Arts in Palm Beach with Iris Apfel, 94 year old Fashion and Design Icon and Naeem Khan, Fashion Designer. About ten years ago, Iris Apfel was asked to exhibit a retrospective of her fashion that she collected over many years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She became an overnight sensation after that and in demand as an 84 year old fashion model and icon. I was given a gift of the fabulous documentary “Iris” by Albert Maysles and I fell in love with her. I was so happy to see that she was going to be at the Four Arts and I headed to Palm Beach for the talk not knowing that the parking was completely packed with cars, because of Iris! I had to park several blocks away but it was worth it. I found a seat just five rows from the stage and happily listened as Iris and Naeem Khan spoke. Just wonderful!  I found Naeem Khan very sincere and humble as he spoke about his fashion career. I also found Iris to be just very matter of fact, humorous and profound.

Loved it.

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Maeder as Karl Lagerfield’s Assistant or Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction; Your Pick!!!

Gary and I were invited to our neighbor Margie Yansura’s birthday retro party. I had this great idea. Since my husband, Gary, is always told that he looks like a younger Karl Lagerfield, I decided to go as Karl’s assistant in a white shirt and jeans. What I didn’t realize was that no one at the party even knew who Karl Lagerfield was!  What was I thinking, West Palm Beach is not Miami? So there was my friend Julie sitting there with bad 80’s retro hair and we both looked like Edine and Patsy in the British Show, Absolutely Fabulous! When no one at the party knew that hysterical show, I became Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction!

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Featured in West Palm Beach Magazine. Cheryl Maeder: Photography as Canvas written by Sandra Schulman

I was so happy to be featured in West Palm Beach Magazine! Sandra Schulman wrote such an amazing article on my work! I loved it!

http://www.wpbmagazine.com/cheryl-maeder-photography-as-canvas

Submerge Judith III

Submerge Judith III

 

Dreamscapes Photographs at Inside/Out Showroom at the DCOTA

Here is a photo I shot of my work at the Inside/Out Showroom in the Design Center of the Americas.

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CHERYL MAEDER EXHIBITED AT ART PALM BEACH 2016 with GALERIE MARK HACHEM

Another great Art Fair exhibiting with Galerie Mark Hachem at Art Palm Beach, January 20 thru Jan 24th

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Here is a photo of Gary in a contemplative pose at the Art Palm Beach party on the Lester’s Yacht Seafair. See he looks very “KARL

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LAST BUT NOT LEAST ROB AND I AT THE STUDIO

I am fortunate to work with Rob Fehre. We have such a wonderful collaboration!

Here is a photo of Rob and I hard at work editing one of my recent films Dreamscapes.

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Here is another photo of Rob and Bengi at work. It was a little chilly on that day but note Rob still did not give up his Florida shorts!

Rob and Benji

 

That’s all for now… Till next time!

2 Comments

  1. Julie Dungan
    Posted February 11, 2016 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful journey of living large! So happy to share parts with you!

    • Cheryl Maeder
      Posted February 12, 2016 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

      Ah thank you, Julie, I feel the same. So happy to have you as my dear friend!

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