A couple of weeks ago I received an offer from the folks at Photofiddle to try out their service. All you have to do is upload a high-res photo and their computer system will render the image in several different effects from watercolor to pop art style. One you make your selection, they print your … Read more

Nook Cottage: Hanging Art

    As I’m waiting for my sofa and dining table to be delivered next week (finally!) I’ve started planning in earnest where I’ll be hanging my art. I have between 25-30 pieces ranging from fairly large (30×40) to teeny (5×5). Half of my collection just came out of my parent’s house including several watercolors … Read more

Artlifting: Helping homeless and disabled persons sell their art

ArtLifting is a Boston-based initiative that sells the artwork of homeless and disabled individuals.  Trinity by Allen Chamberland The have just launched a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of raising $20,000 which will will allow them to expand to five more cities across the nation within the next six months and to add sixty-five new artists to the … Read more

DIY: Wall Tile project

A couple of weeks ago I ran across this really easy and eye-catching DIY wall tile art project on another blog. But, I am completely embarrassed to admit that I forgot to write down where I saw it, as I really wish to attribute this project to the correct source. So, if you’ve recently seen … Read more

Art in Interior Design

Due to a family health issue, these lectures have had to be canceled. But, we will be rescheduling for early in the New Year, so keep an eye out for details, or email me to let me know your interest and I’ll notify you when they have been rescheduled. Thank you! I wanted to share … Read more

Sarah Jessica Parker on BravoTV

I just read the following interesting tidbit on The Hollywood Sarah Jessica Parker’s art competition reality show has found a home at Bravo. The network has picked up “American Artist,” from Parker’s Pretty Matches production company and wunderkin producers Magical Elves, as part of its development slate. Bravo is expected to announce the deal … Read more

Please Join Us! Incorporating Fine Art Into Your Interiors

I’m excited to share that I will be presenting a lecture on art in interiors along with Cape Cod contemporary landscape painter Rick Fleury in November at two locations in Massachusetts. I’ve long admired Rick’s work:  Perception    Herring River, Wellfleet        Oil on Canvas, 30″ x 40″ x 1.5″   Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rick … Read more

The Renzo Piano Wing at the Gardner Museum

As I’ve previously shared, I spent a lovely evening a few weeks ago getting the cook’s tour of the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum in Boston. We started in the private quarters on the top floor of the original museum and worked our way down to the garden level and then over to the glorious new … Read more

New England Connections seen at the Architectural Digest Home Show 2012

As previously mentioned, I did a one-day whirlwind road trip down to the Architectural Digest Home Design show in New York. Met some of my favorite bloggers, in person for a change!, and took in some truly beautiful design work. I wanted to start close to home with some designers and artisans with ties to … Read more