Sunday, November 30, 2008

Magic Thanksgiving

I wonder how many of us really stop and take the time to think about the magic of life. I am finally at the point of looking back and seeing all of the good things that came out of very difficult situations. There was a man in my life many years ago, Dr. Jay Barrish, who taught me about taking responsibility and accountability in all relationships. Then, my late, great husband showed me how very easy it is to make a difference in someone's day. My list of things to be thankful for is growing longer every year! I am moving forward with the next exciting stage of this life!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Welcome to The Landing

My condominium has the entry on the first level and then up the stairs to my living space. These two images show what you can do with a tiny area to make it interesting! The Fabulous Raku is by Bob Smith from Colorado. The image below shows you looking up the stairs and my favorite mirror which is actually a Henredon.
Of course another work of my own art. The Rich Earth.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Cozy up for Winter

More images to show you from my home. I like for people to see how you can mix it up with both abstract and traditional art and furnishings. I have a set of botanical prints scattered about along with many of my abstract and contemporary pieces. I guess I love it all! PS This painting now has the same Zen frame from Larson-Juhl I have used several times. So I need to reshoot the art. It is a great collection! I hope that Steve McKenzie agrees. The unique round mirror over my bed is from Ballard Design.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Fashion & Color make Art

My painting of a favorite dress of mine, Aubergine Chiffon, with draping criss-cross straps plunging on the back. Completed to win the painting below by artist Diane Bronstein at Inspiration by Design called Ghost of a Memory. My dress brings back many special memories of a certain evening and dancing the night away. This was a complete change of style for me and I wished I could show the back of the dress as well.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Golden Reflections

This journey I am taking brings me to appreciate so much that has happened in my life. This time of year, when giving thanks for all we have is so important instead of wishing and wanting more. This painting brought out a lot of emotions. It reflects the bright and very happy times as well as the deeper and darker time in our lives. Look though, even in the difficult times, there are glimmers of light peeking through!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Autumn Tulips

Featuring my Autumn Tulips painting in the Dining Room of my condominium. I have not decided on a Larson Juhl frame for this yet,maybe a floater design. Steve, any suggestions?
Like one of my mentors, Eddie Ross In NYC, I have the challenge of making a small space look invitingly lovely. I did not do a table setting, because I usually do not have it set during normal living hours! Next time for the holiday's entertaining, I will have the china & vintage crystal, the works out for you! I could have dimmed the lights a bit on this image as well!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Autumn in the Air

It is now cool and crisp in Kansas City. There are very simple ways to make seasonal changes without going "Over the Top" These images show that you can mix it up and also not necessarily use fall colors. The mantle setting includes a 3-dimensional work of art by Michael Pesselato. You can barely notice that next to the fireplace sits a Country French Armoire one of my favorite pieces of furniture. In the Hallway setting, this could also work for spring, though the rug has a lot of warm, rich color as does the oriental chest. My own work of abstract art has a Larson Juhl frame from the "Zen" collection.

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