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Whether you love it or hate it, the painting “A Friend in Need”, by Cassius Coolidge is known around the globe. This is his most recognizable work, but many other of his works can be seen at
Mr. Coolidge was born in 1844 and lived until 1934, just shy of his 90th birthday. Although he […]

Filed under: Art, Artists on December 9th, 2009 | No Comments »

I was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During the long months of winter, building snowmen was a common past time for me and my friends. More often than not, we stopped as soon as the standard three “balls” of snow were in place. From time to time, we added branches for arms, etc., imitating […]

Filed under: From the Road, Nature on December 7th, 2009 | 2 Comments »

Artaissance artist April Richardson’s paintings are currently being featured in 3 different shows in the Seattle area. She is inspired by the beauty of nature around her. Her painting, Hydrangea 1 is shown below, Prints of this image are available from Artaissance. 

October 2009 – January 2010    Ottica Bellevue 10204 Main St. Bellevue, WA 98004 425-635-2020

November 6 – December […]

Filed under: Art, Artaissance, Artists, Exhibits, Inspiration on December 4th, 2009 | No Comments »

I LOVE to decorate for the holidays. I always try to add an artful flair to whatever I do. Last night I was online looking at pictures of other people’s holiday decorations to get some new ideas for my house. I came across the image to the right. It reminded me of a story my parents used to […]

Filed under: Design, Holiday, Interiors on December 3rd, 2009 | No Comments »

Artaissance artist Kay Carlson is a Wisconsin native who moved to the San Francisco area in 1971. Her paintings feature the vineyards in Napa Valley and boats in Marin County.
Kay will be having an open house at her studio in the Industrial Center Building on Friday night, December 4th from 7 to 9. This is […]

Filed under: Art, Artaissance, Artists, Events, Exhibits on December 2nd, 2009 | No Comments »

As you begin to plan your holiday decorating, think past twinkling lights and greenery. Art and frames can be great additions to bring a personalized look to your home. At left is a holiday cross-stitch my Mom made and gave to my wife and me. Over the years she has given us quite a few. We  […]

Filed under: Art, Framing, Holiday, How To on December 1st, 2009 | No Comments »

I grew up in Minnesota. As a kid, I remember seeing scarecrows in fields. They were quite basic, but I thought they were fascinating.
In recent years, it seems people are getting much more creative with their scarecrow designs. Now they are often used purely for decoration in yards as opposed to actually being put in fields to scarecrows away. They […]

Filed under: Design, Travel on November 23rd, 2009 | No Comments »

As you browse through all of the art images available at, remember that the framing you choose can help the art tie to your decor and personal style. The art shown here is from my “De La Mundo” series on the site. The original is a paper collage I made from papers I picked up, literally in the streets, in […]

Filed under: Art, Artaissance, Design, Framing on November 19th, 2009 | No Comments »

I love seeing the different ways people incorporate art into their lives. While perusing the internet, I came across Carl Warner’s website. This man is a genius with food. For example the image to the left is a “landscape” he created using stalks of celery for the trees. When each scene is complete, he photographs it. All these years I have just […]

Filed under: Art, Artists, Photography on November 17th, 2009 | No Comments »

                                                THEN: When I was a kid my Mom bought me Paint by Number kits to keep me occupied when I was sick enough to stay home from school. If we went to the drug store to get cough syrup or whatever else I needed, I recall stopping in the toy aisle to choose which […]

Filed under: Art, Before & After, Exhibits, Framing, Museums on November 12th, 2009 | No Comments »