Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
"Tar, Baby," 2010, 18" x 24", acrylic on canvas.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Image by Mark Yasenchack.
To The Brick House - thanks for being an inspiration! I've said it before, virtual collections are the best. They cost nothing, take up no room, and you don't have to dust them.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I'd like to start with soft gray walls, like Shelby's place that I wrote about below. Then I'd add this Caravane sofa in soft brown. It's my current favorite. I love its low scale, and Moroccan touches would go great with this sofa. It would look great with ottomans and poufs. I think groupings of small pictures look cluttered and would prefer a large painting over the sofa. Maybe like these:
Aren't they gorgeous? I apologize for the poor quality of the picture, but I had to take this picture on the sly. I think you get the idea, though. They are romantic and ghostly. I love them, but don't know the artist. The sales clerk in the shop didn't either. Wow, I can't imagine working there and not finding out. I love them so. Please contact me if you know this artist.
Of course I would need new pillows. I almost had a heart attack when I saw these gorgeous pillows at TJ Maxx! Very reasonably priced. Too bad I'm not spending any money.
I have been looking for a table runner forever! Look at this gorgeous runner also from TJ Maxx, it's perfect. Too bad I'm not spending money.
I must be a glutton for punishment, because I started exploring local thrift shops. Look at this beauty that I had to pass up. Only $14.99. Philip & Leong's home has me wanting a collection of vanity chairs (see post below). Ah. I should have been born rich instead of beautiful. Still, it's fun to fantasize.
Oh how I love this work and wish it were mine! I'd love to hang this in my bedroom. I apologize for not knowing the source of this image. If you know this artist, please contact me.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Wonderful shop window by Tokujin Yoshioka via Yatzer.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
I cannot tell you how excited I got when I drove up and saw her name on the sign. She did it! I wanted to jump up and down and scream to the whole world, "SHE DID IT!" I couldn't be happier if it were my own accomplishment. Indeed, in a way it feels partially like my accomplishment too. We've been dreaming and discussing and brainstorming with each other for years. Michelle Star Yoga & Healing Arts is open! (See Michelle's website here.)
The halls are a gorgeous shade of lavender. According to Alice Weiner (wife and partner of the amazing artist Lawrence Weiner), lavender is the best color to see upon awakening. (Dwell, April 2010.) It's appropriate that the meditation room is lavender. Upon coming out of meditation you will be surrounded by this sublime color.The large yoga room is also a beautiful shade of lavender and has wonderful windows.
There's a lovely deck off of the yoga room and this is the view. This will be spectacular in a few weeks when everything is green. Michelle will be offering yoga outdoors as well as walking meditation.
Folk musicians Mallory and Pat performed. They are very talented and their joy infectious. Mallory sang a rendition of Priscilla Ahn's Dream, and without warning tears flowed down my face. Give a listen, have tissues ready.
I was touched that Mallory's beautiful father was there to support his talented daughter.