I'M HERE FOR THE
LIVE LIKE AN ARTIST
(Or at least come along and see how an artist lives)
Before all the wedding madness started last month I did a triptych painting for my lawyer daughter's office. Something in the colors she loves, that wouldn't distract her clients but be interesting, and that I could do quickly. Viola! It's not what I normally do but it was a very fun, easy artistic workout for me. Now when she sends me a photo of them in her space I'll share it with you. For now, you'll have to see it in the studio.
It's very different from the one I did for her Graduation present. And I use the term "Graduation present" loosely here, since it took me 3 years to finally finish it. And now that I have tried to find an image of it, to upload, I realize that I never had it professionally photographed for my files. Geez! An artist is never supposed to let a piece out that hasn't been recorded. Someone should fire me. Dang.
I'll upload a version when I take a photo of it. So what do you think?
Here is a bedroom design inspired by the artwork of
Jeffrey Hein. I've always liked the painting of his above the bed so I chose that one to pull together this bedroom.
I want to sit in that leather swivel chair and run my feet through that wool rug. Awww.........
Art & Interiors is about taking art and building a room around it. Furniture, paint, counter tops and accessories. Usually designers build the other way around - room then artwork. Not me. I think the art speaks louder than its other parts. I have a lot of fun designing with the specific artwork(s) in mind.
I did a room with Melissa Peck's artwork and today I am featuring mine. I wanted to do mine to see how it would look in a room setting. Now I just have to find a room to do this in.
If you have artwork that you want to send me images of I will add it to my list and design a room around it. Maybe it will give you ideas you can use.
Also, I have two giclee prints (5"x7") of the smaller painting Farm Fresh that I will be giving out. I know that there are only 9 of you following (my family) this blog but if you add your name below I'll do a drawing (from the names) next Friday.
I was never a big fan of Dr. Suess. It was just a little 'out there' for me with a tinge of creepy. I know probably the only one in America. Just sharing. But maybe I would have been a convert had I grown up in a room like the one above. I LOVE the bold red and white stripped wall. With just enough Cat in the Hat. Click here for more photos. Feed from PainterMommy
I've done a mural or two. They are very distinct not for those weak on opinion. This one probably has copyright issues but it is in a private home and likely won't ocme to the attention of anyone. But us bloggers.
You just gotta love the contemporary feel of it.
Any mural artsiness on your walls?
I'm an artist that enjoys other's artwork.
I also delight over interior design.
Every once in a while I put together a style board
of artwork and products that could work together in a room.
Don't ask why. I really can't explain it.
Here are a couple of art pieces from
It's playful, energetic and a little odd.
I like it.
Sorry I don't take the time to really crop the background out of the products. This is supposed to be fun for me and
doing that would cause it to cease to be fun.
I'll be storing your info to send you marketing and