Showing posts with label art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label art. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Loving the Collage Art of Charlotte Moss

Hi Everyone!

I haven't done any book or art posts for awhile so I thought I would share both with you today in the form of Charlotte Moss' book "A Visual Life" and share some of her collage art with you.

I have totally enjoyed this book and peruse it often when I want to relax and be inspired......what she has done with her old magazines is truly worth seeing......she does the most beautiful collages as mementos of trips she's taken or other memorable events, and sometimes they're done by color for rooms or homes she's designing or perhaps simply because she loves the color......beautiful and memorable gardens, architecture, design and decor!

If you're not already doing collage and need a hobby (or another hobby), these images may inspire you and her book most certainly will......she has a way with words and if you don't have a collection of ephemera to work with at home, you may want to look around at what you do have or start gathering now!


Charlotte's beautiful book.

Villa Feltrinelli

Green Leaf and Butter

Villa d'Este


Magenta, mauve, lavender, amethyst


Garden Collage

Magenta, rose, fuscia, pink 

Basalt, black, gray

Blue and white

Charlotte Moss

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Loving the Art of Heather Millar

Good morning, Everyone!

A few years ago, I attended a solo art exhibition at one of our local galleries.  It was a series of large (36" x 36") oil canvases of vintage toys.  As a baby boomer, I was immediately transported back to my own childhood.  Do you remember the bouncing ball baby, the little cowboy or perhaps the raggedy elephant?  The paintings were a reminder of days gone by and the colors, detail, highlights, shadows and whimsy were mesmerizing.  I loved them all.

The exhibition ended and they were gone.

A few years went by and I started noticing similarly familiar paintings at another nearby art gallery, such as Grandma's Pigeons (below).  Yes, a completely different subject and look, but something about the style and technique looked familiar.  Later, a fox canvas, One Last Look, caught my eye. Then, Aries, the ram appeared and Predator, the owl.  Each painting stood out in a sea of paintings......all so very eyecatching.

Finally,  I opened our local newspaper last week and there was a painting of a large brown bunny that was being donated as a fundraiser for our own PEI Humane Society.  And the artist was Heather Millar.  I googled her.  And lo and behold, she was the artist of all of the above-mentioned works and many more.  I knew immediately that I wanted to share a sampling of her work with you.  

To see more of this versatile artist's work, please go to her site here.  If you have any interest in purchasing tickets on the fundraising rabbit, Becoming Real, (below) e-mail Heather here and she will be able to help you and answer any questions you may have regarding her artwork (dimensions, prices, etc.).

Enjoy, and have a great day......and thanks for stopping by!

Bouncing Baby Ball

Listen Closely

Grandma's Pigeons

One Last Look



Something to Crow About


And last, but certainly not least, Becoming Real, the fundraising rabbit.  It is a 30" x 30" oil on canvas valued at $1,600.00.  There are tickets available through Heather and the Humane Society would be extremely grateful for any and all contributions......

Becoming Real

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Windsong Too

Yesterday, I shared the New York City home of Wilbur and Hilary Ross which was decorated by Mario Buatta.

Today, we're touring the Palm Beach guest house of the Ross'.  After buying their John Volk designed Palm Beach getaway, Windsong, on Lake Worth about ten years ago, the Ross' had the guest house built in the same Georgian style as their new home.  Within the 3,500 sq. ft. space the architect, Thomas Kirchhoff, came up with a symmetrical design that included two bedrooms (each with their own separate bath) and a large oval ballroom that the Ross' can use anytime during the season for large cocktail and dinner parties.

In consultation with the architect and the Ross' in the house design, Mario then waved his magic wand and turned it into what he called "a real pleasure palace".  As Mario says, "Who wouldn't want to have their own ballroom?"  Yes, indeed!!



I've added the latest updates available on this home........check out the foyer, the completed ballroom look and dining al fresco in Palm Beach.


The foyer leading into the ballroom.

Thomas Kirchhoff and Mario Buatta in the furnished ballroom.

Furnished ball room.

The unfurnished ballroom gives you an idea of the size and scope overlooking Lake Worth.

Another beautiful Buatta bedroom!

Guest bath.

Guest bath.

And one more beautiful Buatta bedroom!

Dining al fresco at Windsong Too.

Palm Beach Daily News

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Art of Georgia Fiennes

This young English lady's artwork is full of some of my favorite things - lots of color, florals, chandeliers, whimsy, charm, but most of all - animals!

The artist, Georgia, says she is also an animal lover and likes to depict them in unusual circumstances - as in teacups, chandeliers and even shoes.  The expressions on their faces only adds to the whimsy and can bring a smile to almost anyone.