Monday, March 14, 2011

The Winner and a Talented Young Woman in Atlanta!

Congratulations to Blayne, a multi-talented young woman in Atlanta!

You are the recipient a a very special painting by  Carol Schiff Studio.

Blayne,  is the Director of Creative Services at Beacham & Company, REALTORS and has been an integral part of the the company’s success in its first four years in business. Blayne’s story does not begin with Beacham & Company, however. Blayne began studying photography at the age of 8 at The Westminster Schools, and in high school she spent a summer abroad studying at the Scuola International di Grafica in Venice, Italy.

After high school, Blayne was accepted into the competitive College of Communications at Boston University, one of the top 5 Photojournalism schools in the country at the time. She worked as a photographer and magazine editor at The Daily Free Press, the school’s newspaper. For two years she shot everything from rallies, to parties, to public figures, including Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, Senator Edward Kennedy, and Johnny Cochran. She took painting classes in addition to her photography work, and considers that a time of extensive artistic growth in her life. Later, she graduated with a BA in History from Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Georgia in 2006.

After graduating from UGA, Blayne helped Beacham & Company burst onto the Buckhead real estate scene with the company’s popular real estate magazine, “The Beacham Series.” The magazine has been called “a gift to Atlanta,” by one Beacham & Company client and it has found a permanent place on the coffee tables of Buckhead’s most prominent citizens. Blayne is the principal photographer for the magazine, and as a result she has become well accomplished as an architectural photographer.

The Prague Bridge by Carol Schiff

Over the last year, Blayne developed a blog called “This Photographer’s Life: In Search of a Style,” which has enjoyed enormous success and helped to promote Beacham & Company to a new set of consumers. An aspiring artist who has experienced almost overnight success with her first show earlier this year, Blayne demonstrates a growing range of artistic talent seemingly every day.

Again thanks to all of you who are such supportive followers and friends of my site!
It means the world to me!
Art by Karena


vicki archer said...

Congratulations to Blayne....xv

martinealison said...

Mes très sincères félicitations...

La Petite Gallery said...

Karenia, you certainly did a bang up wite up for this young, pretty and talented Lady.
Congratulations to you Blayne.
unusual name too.


Acquired Objects said...

Very impressive bio and congratulations Blayne.

SUREANDO said...

Felicitaciones a Blayne.

Ann at PlumSiena said...

Congratulations to Blayne- good for you!

Karena- what a lovely write-up you wrote!

Simply LKJ said...

Congrats to a fellow Atlantan! A very impressive resume!! Her work is remarkable.

Rene said...

Congratulations to the lucky winner!

The enchanted home said...

Lucky Blayne! Her work is quite incredible.....hope she finds a wonderful place for this gorgeous piece of art!

Diana Mieczan said...

Congrats to the lucky winner and wish you a lovely Monday, my dear

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Lucky lucky Blayne, congratulations. I've never seen a winner announcement with so much info on the winner - that was kinda fun :)

carolyn bradford said...

Congratulations Blayne! I agree with Jeanette! That was fun getting to hear so much about a winner! It makes it so much more real! I love your blog and look forward to it every day!

Splendid Sass said...

Congratulations, Blayne!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Congrats, Blayne!!! :D

michelle said...

Congrats to Blayne, what an extremely talented young woman! That painting is beautiful!!

I hope you doing well Karena and have a wonderful day!

Luciane at said...

Aww... She'll be so happy, I'm sure!!!

Have a great week!


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Blayne Beacham said...

Thank you all so much!!! What an amazing gift!! I really appreciate you posting all this about me. I am truly honored... THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I know right where I am going to put it!

eddieross said...

Always so much talent on your blog. Beautiful works of art.

Stitchfork said...

Congrats to Blayne! What a great prize!

Rachel Noelle said...

Congratulations to Blayne!! Wow she sounds like an interesting and talented young woman!And thank you Karena for your sweet comment on my blog today~ You are the best!!:) Hugs, Rachel

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Carol Schiff Studio said...

Congratulations to Blayne! I will be shipping out your new artwork tomorrow.

Karena, you are the best. What a wonderful interview you posted for Blayne. I look forward to receiving your next post and cannot wait for your next give away!

Kathy said...

I'm so excited that Blayne won this beautiful painting and that I had the chance to get to know you. How cool is it that Blayne is on both of our blogs? Your blog is wonderful,Karena, and now I have a new source of lovliness! I wil add you to my blog role immediately so I can visit you often.

drollgirl said...

that is one lucky lady!

classic • casual • home said...

So happy for Blayne. She is great.

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Fun stuff! I'm an Atlanta girl, so I love that story!

Karena said...

Thank you all so much. Our blogworld just gets smaller and smaller!!


Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

well done Karena!
and ConGrats to Blayne ")

traci zeller designs said...

Congrats to Blayne! what a lovely writeup, Karena ... I'm off to check out Blayne's photography!!

Claudia Lane said...

Hi Karena, this is a wonderful blog...Thanks for visiting mine and for you comment, perhaps next time if you have time would you have a look at my art page and tell me what u think about my art? Honest opinion would be greatly appreciated. thanks :))
Have a great week!

Kellie Collis said...

The bridge looks stunning! Enjoy the gorgeous weekend, Kellie xx

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