Saturday, April 24, 2010

Simply amazing...Kathy Panton

Anybody who knows my decor style recognizes my love for bright colors.

So when I saw these amazing prints by Kathy Panton, an Australian artist, I simply had to have them! (These are just two of the four I got!)

I can't even describe how brilliant her artwork is...really just love-at-first sight for me. Originally I got them for my studio, but I just cannot fathom tucking them away in a space where I often have to shut the door because of the mess factor. :-) So they are going to be hung somewhere front and center.

If you love these pieces too, check out Kathy Panton's shop on Etsy.

Fresh and clean...

It's almost here. favorite season.

Felt like sprucing up the blog, so I did a little almost-summer makeover. Clean white background, more modern fonts, and some brightly colored pictures...really makes me hopeful that the winter gray foot-of-snow on the ground days are gone.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Modern meets nature...

Modern meets nature in the most amazing way.

Happened to be searching modern abstract art and these just hit me...absolutely love them.

And I share a first name with the These tree rings are definitely on my "will buy soon" list.

Check out more really cool work in his Etsy shop Focus Line Art .

Friday, April 2, 2010

Being carefree...

So last week I was reminiscing a bit with the very first piece of jewelry I ever bought.

It got me thinking about my childhood....that carefree feeling, where excitement meant learning to read a new word, a tooth under the pillow for the tooth fairy, or waiting to hear the hooves of Santa's reindeer...totally, wholeheartedly believing.

Visual things are powerful reminders for me.

The ring above, as you might have guessed, is one I remember wearing on my middle finger as a child. I don't have any idea where I got it or anything about it, but just remember getting to "be a child" wearing it. That feeling of being taken care worries or concerns looming or constantly thinking ahead.

I only hope my 4-year-old daughter (whose hand is now wearing it) can remember those wonderful feelings of feeling loved "just because".

Feel free to leave me a comment about something that invokes one of your best childhood memories...would love to hear it!