Duck Derby 2009 at Bay Head

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This year Julie took our tent and mini exhibition to the Duck Derby at Bay Head. Mom’s and Grandmoms stopped by to take a look at the lovely album we had on display which included images taken from a local Mantaloking family’s beach shoot.

duck derby 2009

duck derby 2009

Proceeds from the Duck Derby support the Bay Head school. We donated a mini-shoot to the silent auction and gave away a Meet us at the Beach photo session to a lucky family. Congratulations to them and we look forward to taking their pictures in two weeks time.

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Kids of all ages stopped by the neighbouring tent to watch Tillie the dog who paints! Tillie’s artmaking process is fascinating and accompanied by a lot of barking and tearing at the work with her teeth. She scratches into the surface making a mono print on paper saturated in ink under a tough plastic cover. Once the cover is removed at the end of her 5 minute process the artwork is revealed.

Kids were fascinated and adults impressed with the abstract beauty of Tillie’s works. She has a little book available online about her life and work. It makes a great gift for kids interested in art and Tillie and her humans would make a great addition to your school art’s and crafts fair. Contact Tillie’s humans through her website Tillie.org.

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The red, white and blue painting ‘Dog Bless America’ is a tribute to the Stars and Stripes.

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Series of Tillie’s works from 2007

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Driving Miss Tillie!

Bay Head Summer Rental

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Lovely newly renovated summer home on Grove St in Bay Head for Summer Rental.

Grove Street house

Grove Street house

interior of Grove Street house

interior of Grove Street house

Visit link to this great family home in Bay Head

This spacious home has great spaces for kids to play in yard, stunning deck for evenings relaxing under the stars. Just a short stroll to shops, beach and bay in a quiet leafy street.

The Bee cocktail Party

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Kim Morris of the uber cool The Bee boutique in Bay Head (Seagirt and Long Branch locations too) invited friends and clients to meet Mac and Jennifer recently. Women’s dresses in silks and vibrant colors,  flowing wine, tiki torches and hand food set the tone. Everyone entered the draw for two complementary beach shoots with Mac, the draw took place next day with Sue Kellog and Jen Dearborn each winning a Portrait session.

The Bee at Bay Head

The Bee at Bay Head

Kim stocks the hottest brands of women’s must have summer clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry and accessories. This season there is a definite trend to bright clear colors and flowing fabrics that slide over your curves. Many of the guests were wearing models from this seasons collections. With labels like Trina Turk and Tory Burch plus a more modestly priced rack for bargain hunters this classy boutique just steps from the sand has something for everyone.

Mac and his Mom

Mac and his Mom

Mac exhibited Bay Head beach images of cute kids on the sands and mingled with this gloriously colorful crowd. His Mom, Dad and artist brother Rob Harsthorn drove up from their vacation house at LBI. Party goers stayed late, not deterred by the friendly visit from the local police officer just on sunset. New friends were made and eight couples signed up for family photo shoots at the beach in late July.

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