I have been creating art ever since I was a young child. I still consider it to be one of my favorite past-times. When people find out I am an artist they often say something like, “I wish I could do that, but I am not artistic” or “I wouldn’t know where to begin…” I completely […]
Filed under: Art, Artists, How To, Inspiration on August 19th, 2009 | 2 Comments »
Today, “Green” is all the rage. All those “R” words such as recycle, reuse, repurpose, and reinvent are appearing everywhere – even in art. Of course this is not a new phenomenon. Tramp Art has been around since the late 1800’s. Dumpster Diving may be a relatively recent thing but even cave men repurposed things to make […]
Filed under: Art, Green on August 10th, 2009 | No Comments »
I have a deep admiration for any artist who can skillfully create a likeness of a person. For me, Rembrandt created some of the most exquisite portraits ever made. I am deeply inspired by them, but try as I might, I never have achieved the results I keep hoping for in my own work. I […]
Filed under: Art, Artists, Inspiration, Masters, Quotes on July 28th, 2009 | 2 Comments »
Alberto Giacometti is one of my all-time favorite artists. I was 18 when I first encountered his work and purchased a print. It may have been the same image you see below, to the right. If not, it was very similar to it. I enjoyed it for years but eventually it got damaged in a move.
A few years […]
Filed under: Art, Artists, Inspiration, Quotes on July 21st, 2009 | No Comments »
Each year Southern Living magazine sponsors Idea Houses in 2-3 U.S. towns. My wife and I always go to those near us to see the latest trends in home-building and decorating. This year the Atlanta area Idea House is in the Achasta developement just minutes from historic Dahlonega, GA. Dahlonega is in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains, so […]
Filed under: Arrangements, Art, Artaissance, Design on July 15th, 2009 | 2 Comments »
Josie Martin is an internationally known artist who resides in Akaroa, New Zealand. If you see her standing amidst her art, it may be difficult to determine where she ends and the art begins. She has a colorful personality to match her hair and wardrobe. A few years ago, my wife Nancy and I had the great fortune […]
Filed under: Art, Artists, Travel on June 29th, 2009 | No Comments »
Things are heating up outside. It’s time to enjoy some summertime blues in the cool comfort of your own home. Blue is the “coolest” color on the color wheel. When you are surrounded by blue, it can have a cooling affect on your body. Since blue is also a calming color, it can help you feel […]
Filed under: Art, Blogs, Framing, Interiors on June 24th, 2009 | No Comments »
I had a fun surprise the other day when I was in Seattle. While wondering around downtown, a huge pig came driving down the street. I had to blink and look twice to make sure I saw what I saw. It was still morning and I had not imbided in anything stronger than orange juice so I […]
Filed under: Art, Artists, Design, Green, Inspiration, Style, Travel on June 22nd, 2009 | No Comments »
Last week, I was in Seattle on business. One morning I went for a walk and ended up at Pike Place Market. I have been there numerous times but it is always enjoyable to see it again. One of the big entertainment attractions at the market is fish throwing.
What really caught my eye this time, though, were the cool neon signs, both at the […]
Filed under: Art, Travel on June 17th, 2009 | 2 Comments »
The popularity of giclee prints has been growing with art lovers and appreciators. Reputable companies, such as Artaissance, offer high quality giclee prints. I’d like to address how you can frame them.
There are nearly endless design choices. It is up to you, with the help of your custom framer, to figure out the best look for your specific art, your personal style, and the decor […]
Filed under: Art, Artaissance, Design, Framing, How To on June 8th, 2009 | 2 Comments »