Sally Dixon Martin, a fabulous interior designer here in San Diego once asked me if I could do a custom lamp shade. I said, "Sure. How hard can it be?" Well, let me tell you, it isn't easy. It is very hard to tell from the photograph, but this lamp shade was huge! First I had to take apart the existing shade so I could figure out how it was done and how to re-do it. It involved sewing and gluing and was in no way an easy thing to do. For my first attempt, I was pretty happy with how it tuned out. I am pretty sure that Sally told me the client whose home she was working on and for whom I had done this lamp shade was being shot for Home Companion magazine, but I either wasn't paying attention or I forgot.
You can just imagine my surprise when I was in Bay Books and there's my lamp shade on the cover of the magazine! I was so excited. I bought the magazine and as I was walking down the street, everyone I met (no one I knew, of course) I showed them the cover and told them I made the shade. Thinking back now, it was pretty funny. I couldn't help myself though. I was just so excited and wanted to share it with anyone I saw.