Monday, October 31, 2011

a reason to want snow

i am so obsessed with these. i mean, really, i want them in every color, every weight, every texture. but i don't want them with prints; only solids. gimme. gimme. gimme.


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illustrated life

i'm a mega fan of original art but really, who isn't? i love the way they look and how personal they seem. lately i've been picking out a few that will go in my future dressing room. because obviously i'm going to have a dressing room some day. duh. they are feminine and playful yet sophisticated.




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Monday, October 24, 2011

decor prettiness

some of my favorites from stylemepretty lately.


Project Progress - Meet our Artists. Jim Faulkner

It has been quite some time since my last "Meet our Artist" post (March!) but I still have three great artists to introduce. Hopefully I can get another one up this week but for today, I wanted to share some work by Jim Faulkner.

Jim is a realistic watercolorists whose pieces are contemporary, detailed, and a touch on the whimsy side. I'm fascinated by his work because a lot of the pieces are architectural landscapes and being precise in a water color doesn't seem like the easiest task, if you ask me. Often times you see landscapes of a country side where the colors can blend together to create a natural looking scene. Jim has mastered doing this in architectural details and I find myself getting lost in them. Below are some of my favorite pieces of his.

Main Street.

Rainy day in Wabash.

Black Rock.

Amish Barn.

Jim's piece for the mega project will hang in the pediatrics waiting room and will wrap around a corner for approximately 19' of original art. I'm most anxious (but in a good way!) about this landscape. It is sure to be an amazing piece. For information on the other artists click here and here. Jim's website can be found here with more of his work.