Monday, June 08, 2015

810. black coffee




Papa sat the deck, steaming black coffee in a white porcelain cup. He drank and breathed in what appeared to be one motion, his chest rising and receding in step with the gentle waves reflected in his steel blue eyes. Our house faced north. The back deck oversaw the sweep of ocean south. Sometimes I would join him in these early hours, two half-moons taking watch. He would smile and I would sit church quiet with my coffee milk and dangle my slippers above wooden planks laid with his calloused sweat.

We never talked beyond a simple good morning and the mandatory nodding of heads. As if the words could only be released at the proper angle. Walking was for talking he would say. But I could never quiet my mind and what from the outside seemed peaceful was, for me, a deafening emptiness. Somewhere out there was a another man. But what he loved was not me. And no amount of sitting was going to change that.

Monday, January 02, 2012

to know not

Night comes of starry softness, this whimpering of day, this orange draining of inkwell gloaming. The wind too has rested. Rain is coming. Cows lie in open fields of dewy slumbered wildness. Even the owls betray by silence, this place of knowing that neither hoot nor howl, fin or feather can stand against. Still, we build our houses and dream our dreams. God bless our bliss to know not the sun's notching, to know not tomorrow's absence, not of her sweet release from our daily concerns.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year

2011 was a year of wonder, joy, challenge and change. New city, new job, new house, new car and the return to family while embraced in the arms of the love of my life. Wishing all a Happy New Year!

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Lake Charles 9/11 Commeration

I am honored to be a small part of Lake Charles' Commemoration of 9/11. The program starts at 6:00pm on Sunday near the 9/11 Memorial on the Civic Center Grounds. Should inclement weather prevail, the program will take place in the Buccaneer Room and will last approximately 30 minutes. Join us if you can. Below is the program schedule:


– In Memoriam –

We reverently remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
At this time let us also remember the countless acts of bravery and kindness that followed.

Russell Keene
Killed in the attack on the World Trade Center

Kevin Yokum, USN Killed in the attack on the Pentagon


— Program —

Welcome........................................................ John Ieyoub, President–Lake Charles City Council
Guy Brame, President–Calcasieu Parish Police Jury

Presentation of Colors ................................ LCFD & LCPD Honor Guard

Pledge of Allegiance.................................... Boy Scouts Troop #5

Prayer............................................................. Pastor Todd Schumacher Chaplain, LCFD
Pastor Steve James Chaplain, LCPD

National Anthem......................................... Melissa Vaughn

Introduction of Guests................................ John Ieyoub

Remarks......................................................... Chief Keith Murray, LCFD
Chief Don Dixon, LCPD

Reflections..................................................... Ed Nelson
Beulah Yokum
Moment of Silence

The Day Our World Changed........................ Trée George
Written by Dr. Kirsti A. Dyer

Remarks......................................................... Mayor Randy Roach
City of Lake Charles

Amazing Grace............................................... Piper-James Dean

Benediction................................................... Rev. Dr. H. Leon Williams

Taps................................................................ Dave Scott, Ricky Peters

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

One Week Sale: 40% off




This week only, everything on Studio-George is 40% off, including our signed limited edition prints. Coupon code: intro

Happy Shopping!


In addition to our own Prints and Notecards, we offer standard and custom printing services.

Printing: 

Simply want prints of your own photos? We do that. Using only the highest grade papers from Canson, Moab, Museo, Hahnemühle, Inkpress and Canon, we do prints from 4x6 to 13x19 on gloss, matte, metallic or canvas. Want your matte print with a hand-deckled edge? We do that too.

All of our printing is in-house. We employ no outside labor so when you order a print from us, every step of the process, from printing to packing, is conducted by us and us alone (just the two of us). If you call, we answer the phone. If you email, we respond to the email. If we have suggestions on paper or size, you hear from us directly.

Custom work: 

Want something more from your photos? Do they need minor adjustments to exposure, saturation or just a tighter cropping? We do that. Want your photo to look like a watercolor, pencil sketch, or oil painting? We do that too. Want your photo to look like a photo but have a larger than life look? We can do that. Do you have a great photo, but it is slightly out of focus? We can fix that. In short, using Photoshop, Corel Painter and a host of other programs, we can transform your photo into something unique, something more than just a photograph, something that will make people ask, How did you do that?

When we do custom work, you always see a proof of our progress and you have a chance to give feedback and direction. If we can’t do something, we will tell you. If the particular style doesn’t work for the photo at hand, we will tell you that too. In other words, the work becomes collaborative. We apply our creative sensibilities. You provide feedback. In short, we want you happy and we want you coming back and we want you recommending your friends.

Sincerely,

Trée and Stacie 
studio-george.com

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Our Yorkie Collection is ready!




Our Yorkie Notecard collection is ready. Cards measure 4-1/2 x 5-13/16. Using Museo stock, these premium artist cards are a joy to write on, especially with a fountain pen. Inside of cards are blank. Matching envelopes supplied. For more details or to purchase, please visit our website: Studio-George