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Sonu Mathew, Senior Interior Designer for Benjamin Moore, started a new blog: Living in Color with Sonu, where she discusses anything and everything related to color and how it affects life and design. Color? Art? Can’t have one without the other.
Recently, Sonu attended the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) in New York City. While there, she ran in to […]

Filed under: Artaissance, Blogs, Design, Events, Style on May 29th, 2009 | 3 Comments »

May is National Photography Month (as recognized by Congress in 1987) and although there are just a few days left in the month, there’s always time to celebrate this form of art!
It’s a perfect time to recognize famous photographers such as Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Art Wolfe and Alfred Stieglitz as well as some of my […]

Filed under: Art, Artaissance, Artists, Inspiration, Photography on May 29th, 2009 | 2 Comments »

I have long admired Anthony Hopkins, the actor. The depth of his talent and his versatility to portray different characters is extraordinary. His career is loaded with accomplishments, including multiple Oscar nominations and a win as Best Actor in Silence of the Lambs.
I recall sitting in the theater with my wife watching Silence of the Lambs. Hopkins was […]

Filed under: Art, Artists on May 28th, 2009 | 3 Comments »

My wife introduced me to this incredible website Free Rice. It is a site funded by the sponsors of the United Nations World Food Program. The site has a series of questions that test your knowledge in a specific area. Every time you answer one right you send 10 grains of rice to ease world hunger. […]

Filed under: Art, Masters, Pop Culture on May 27th, 2009 | 2 Comments »

Frank Gonzales is an artist. An excellent artist. And I’d like to share him with you.

He paints organically…in more ways than one. Not only do natural elements like twigs, vines and leaves appear in his work, but his paintings truly seem to grow. To see his process is to get a great understanding of how his images […]

Filed under: Art, Artists, Nature, Quotes on May 26th, 2009 | 3 Comments »

“The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.” ~ William Faulkner

To me, this quote really speaks as to why artists do what they do, and with […]

Filed under: Inspiration, Quotes on May 26th, 2009 | No Comments »

Today is a special day for America. It is the day we honor the men and women who have given their lives defending our country. We owe these individuals, as well as the familes they left behind, our debt and gratitude.
As a child, I didn’t understand Memorial Day. I just knew that we got an extra day […]

Filed under: Art, Events, Holiday, Inspiration on May 25th, 2009 | No Comments »

Mary Cassatt was born on this day in 1844. She is considered to be one of the world’s best known female Impressionists. Today, Google commemorates her birth (and her life) with a Google Doodle.
I practically live on Google and was so excited to see this today. What a great way to enlighten those who may not have any reason […]

Filed under: Art, Artists, Pop Culture on May 22nd, 2009 | No Comments »

Ready to Spring into Summer during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend? Come along with me as I go on a virtual journey through the Biltmore House Gardens in Ashville, NC. I love to explore the seasonal blooms and multiple gardens! Thankfully, it just so happens that the Biltmore is practically in my backyard…
Designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the father […]

Filed under: Art, Artaissance, Events, Floral, Holiday, Inspiration, Nature, Travel on May 22nd, 2009 | 2 Comments »

Whether you read the New York Times, click through the MSN home page or watch World News Tonight, chances are you have been inundated with all of the doom and gloom in the United States and around the rest of the world. We constantly hear about the economy being bad, the war, unemployment, company closings, and murder. Rarely is the news balanced with all […]

Filed under: Art, Inspiration on May 21st, 2009 | 2 Comments »