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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 »

The 53rd International Art Exhibition is well underway in Venice. Every other year, the world descends on the city of water to take part in this Contemporary Art experience. The title of this year’s exhibit is “Making Worlds”. Daniel Birnbaum, the Director, explains why:
“A work of art represents a vision of the world and if taken seriously it […]

Filed under: Art, Events, Exhibits, Travel on June 26th, 2009 | No Comments »

If you’re not already aware, today is “National Take Your Dog To Work Day.” A pretty exciting day for us dog lovers! However, if you’re like me and don’t work in the best environment for our furry friends, the closest we can get to our pup appreciation is through images… and of course, I’m thinking of art!
There […]

Filed under: Art, Artaissance, Holiday on June 26th, 2009 | No Comments »

A significant exhibit opens today. Through October 18th, the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) will display a collection of Andrew Wyeth’s paintings that have never before been viewed by the public. The collection includes Brown Swiss (1957) and Distant Thunder (1961) along with five Helga paintings: Black Velvet (1972), Farm Road (1979), Cape Coat (1982), Overflow (1978) […]

Filed under: Art, Artists, Exhibits, Museums on June 25th, 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 »

“Here and there, now and then, lose yourself in nature and find peace.”
~ John Muir

“Zigzag Through the Meadow” by Terry Sauve
It’s always this time of year that I find myself yearning to be outside more than anything. We dust off the grill, bring some of the potted plants back outside and spend as much time […]

Filed under: Art, Inspiration, Nature, Quotes on June 23rd, 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 »

You’ve probably seen beautiful cappuccino/latte foam designs showcased by talented baristas – or maybe you’ve followed the “Ultimate Barista Competition.” But, have you ever seen a portrait artist work in foam?

Barista/portrait artist, Michael Keen, owns Studio 6 Coffee, in Denver, CO where he dishes out these mini-masterpieces, regularly, at no extra charge; gotta love that! The Today Show […]

Filed under: Art, Artists, Inspiration, Interview, Pop Culture, TV on June 19th, 2009 | 2 Comments »

This Father’s Day, give your Dad, husband, brother, grandfather, son or any other special “Dad” in your life an art experience.
If he’s a nature buff, send him to the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 

If he has a modern edge and is more of a metropolitan kind of guy, he’d love to visit any of the contemporary art […]

Filed under: Art, Artists, Exhibits, Holiday, Masters on June 18th, 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 »