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Some people are lucky to see crashing waves, mountain peaks, or endless stretches of prairie from their homes. At my house the view would be of the neighboring houses but even that is covered up by trees. If you don’t have much of a view either, you can create one with art. The framed art in the room […]

Filed under: Art, Artaissance, Nature on September 23rd, 2009 | 1 Comment »

Did you know that this last week in September is also known as Keep Kids Creative Week?!? This fantastic holiday, meant for creatively encouraging children, was created by Bruce Van Patter, children’s book author & illustrator, as a way to encourage our youth to let their imaginations go wild and dream up their own stories. This […]

Filed under: Art, Artaissance, Holiday, Inspiration, Uncategorized on September 21st, 2009 | No Comments »

Have you heard of Flower Magazine? It first ‘bloomed’ in March of 2007. Since then, this quarterly publication has inspired, educated and delighted flower enthusiasts around the world. With a wide reach, it is geared toward those who make a living doing anything with flowers to those who simply like to arrange the occasional bouquet.
Conceived by Margot Shaw, on […]

Filed under: Art, Artaissance, Floral, Green, Inspiration, Nature, Publications on September 16th, 2009 | No Comments »

Highlighting outstanding use of art and framing in design, enjoy this contemporary take on artful living recently featured in Metropolitan Home. The incredibly bold, modern style reflected here really makes a statement about the lifestyle and personalities of the homeowners. How did this come about? Principle designer Judi Male, of Male-Cahlin Design in Miami, began a quest along […]

Filed under: Art, Artists, Design, Framing, Inspiration, Interiors, Publications, Style on September 14th, 2009 | 2 Comments »

Artwork created by students at Chagrin Falls Intermediate School in Chagrin Falls, OH, in remembrance of 9/11.
May we never forget…

Filed under: Art, Inspiration on September 11th, 2009 | No Comments »

I have long been fascinated with Claes Oldenburg’s art. In his sculptures, mundane objects become iconic – perhaps even glamorous. Recently, I read this quote by Oldenburg: “I am for an art that is political – erotical – mystical, that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum.”

I had to laugh, because Oldenburg’s works […]

Filed under: Art, Artists, Exhibits, Installations, Quotes on September 9th, 2009 | 9 Comments »

In essence, it’s like designing backward. “Have frame- need art.” We’ve all been there, haven’t we?  What to do? Here’s my tell all experience that may give you design inspiration too.
I’d carried this beautiful frame from house to house in all my relocations over the last few years, my husband giving me the “eye” every time he […]

Filed under: Art, Before & After, Design, Framing, Inspiration, Installations, Uncategorized on September 2nd, 2009 | No Comments »

I admit it. I’m a Lifetime-made-for-tv-movie watcher. Especially on a rainy Sunday…This is where I learned that “Georgia O’Keeffe – Her Life Was a Work of Art” will premiere on Saturday, September 19th at 9 PM ET/PT.

Starring Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons, this Lifetime Original Movie chronicles O’Keeffe’s life, complete, I’m certain, with the emotional trials and […]

Filed under: Art, Artists, Exhibits, Inspiration, Museums, Nature, Quotes, TV on September 1st, 2009 | No Comments »