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According to a recent MSNBC story, a team of archivists has been hired for $600,000 from the Andy Warhol foundation (plus a number of other smaller grants), to rifle through the pop artist’s “boxes”, which were used as his method of organization. Apparently, Warhol used to horde everyday items in his home until rooms became […]

Filed under: Pop Culture on August 28th, 2009 | No Comments »

It’s coming….again. The anniversary. The anniversary of one of the most tragic days in America’s history – September 11, 2001 – a day that will always be remembered with a heavy heart.
Three years ago, on the 5th anniversary of 9/11, I was on a morning flight from Atlanta to NYC. At the airport, I could feel the tension in […]

Filed under: Art, Events, Exhibits, Inspiration, Museums on August 26th, 2009 | 4 Comments »

Recently I was looking for ideas for the perfect gift, something I could craft myself and tap into my creative spirit! I came across this Country Living feature about a  centuries old technique making quite a comeback with creative designers using silhouettes in today’s home decor and fashionable accessories. What a way to for me […]

Filed under: Art, Artists, Design, Framing, Holiday, Inspiration, Style, Trends on August 21st, 2009 | No Comments »

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 »

It’s that time of year again – back to school… For many college freshmen, this means being on their own for the first time in their lives! For me, it meant independance and creating a space that was “ME.” That’s right, not only was I concerned with class schedules and sorority recruitment, I was ready […]

Filed under: Art, Artaissance, Inspiration on August 13th, 2009 | No Comments »

I believe that an artist is as intricate as his work, and if you’ve ever seen Rodney White’s artwork, you can only image how multidimensional he is. Watch Rodney in action to truly appreciate the final product, along with his art…

The Re:ason I am still here from Rodney White on Vimeo.

Filed under: Art, Artists, Before & After, How To, Inspiration on August 11th, 2009 | 1 Comment »

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 »

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which one to keep” ~ Scott Adams ‘The Dilbert Principle’ – U.S. Cartoonist (1957 –    )

I can certainly appreciate this quote – some of my best creations were built upon mistakes! I’m certainly no artist, but I enjoy creating masterpieces in my kitchen & many […]

Filed under: Inspiration, Quotes on August 6th, 2009 | No Comments »

“One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you…”  The artful rug on the floor that is!
Art is no longer found adorning just walls, it’s making an impression everywhere and inspiring product designers to creatively weave their visions into beautiful flooring collections.  As Interior Design magazine puts it, “sometimes canvases aren’t big enough […]

Filed under: Design, Inspiration, Interiors, Publications, Style, Trends on August 4th, 2009 | No Comments »