This may not be something you all find easily on your newstands, but my artwork is featured in the current issue of The Network - The Voice of Texas Real Estate. They like to feature original art and artists for their magazine covers and in a feature called "Artchitecture" which I think is just wonderful. Art and architecture, home and interior design all go hand in hand and as they say, "Great art is among the most sublime, meaningful, and redeeming creations of civilizations." Original art is made with passion and love of subject, carrying with it a piece of the artist's heart. Collecting art brings beauty and interest into your home, and plays a significant part in how we experience a place. It supports the creatives who create meaningful, beautiful art -- something so very important and special in times of trouble. These paintings are all a part of my personal journey and share a love of the places I've been. The images they chose were urban scenes of Austin and New York City. Some of them are new and available so email me if you'd like to know more! :-)
One of the drawbacks (for my family) of my being an artist is that I am often rearranging and repainting the house. My problem is, I actually don't know how to pull it all together. I have a lot of art but almost none of it on the walls! We also have antiques, rugs, and lots of books and other knicks knacks from travel. Last year, I painted the back of the house in a very on-trend grey which, after living with for a year, I hated because it was cold and blue. So after a search for the perfect white, I ended up mixing my own from two Benjamin Moore colors. Now our walls have a warm light pink blush!
I stumbled upon a decorating site that inspired me because her house looked like mine - suburban, builder grade, etc. Not some awesome architectural miracle. I pulled the furniture into a better grouping even though it interferes somewhat with my husband's ideal tv views from the side chair. But now we can also sit and enjoy our lovely backyard view.
I placed this little antique washstand with a grouping of art books and a watercolor of New Orleans by Austin artist Donna Crosby. The fireplace mantle got some D&D and physics books (my daughter and husband's fun reading), a little pot from Mexico, a Matisse print and a watercolor by my mom, Opal Cheers. :)
I'll share more of my art collection as I finish repainting the walls, organize, and finally hang more paintings.
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