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Irene and I became fast friends with Pam McCann this past winter and have been photographing a line of yoga bags called JoBird Yoga Carryalls that she and her partner, Jake Nadler have been developing since last year.

Pam McCann & Jake Nadler:  The Brains Behind JoBird Yoga Carryalls

Pam McCann & Jake Nadler: the brains behind JoBird Yoga Carryalls

Several things about these bags are noteworthy:

  • They are made entirely in the U.S.A.
  • The exterior fabric is made from recycled plastic bottles
  • You can roll any size yoga mat into the integrated Velcro sleeve designed for easy and secure transport
  • They have created a line of “Brushworks” bags that feature artwork by local artists

This last item is the one I love the most.

This last Saturday, July 27, Irene and I had the privilege of photographing the second Champagne Reception, Launch, and Signing for their Brushworks line featuring artists Souby Boski and Elizabeth MacDonald.  A bonus for Irene and me?  The other two artists for the Brushworks line were also present:  Jennifer Sabella and Joan Morosani.


Litchfield County Artists

Litchfield County Artists


Thanks to Paul Doherty and David Behnke, owners of the beautiful Behnke Doherty Gallery in Washington Depot, we had a lovely space to photograph.

Behnke Doherty Gallery

Behnke Doherty Gallery


Here’s Irene in action with her results:

Irene & Her Result

Check out Elizabeth MacDonald’s original clay artwork  Blue Mosaic up close.

Elizabeth MacDonald's original work in clay: Blue Mosaic

Elizabeth MacDonald’s original work in clay: Blue Mosaic

Thanks to all for a lovely evening!