Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wonderful Artwork to Raise Your Heart Rate and Keep You Warm

With such cold shut-in weather on the way I thought it would be nice to share a colorful, textural gallery visit to keep you inspired....
Last year I visited this bead shop http://www.studiobeads.com/Home_Page.html and hiding between the beads for sale they had detailed, beaded works of art on display. This electric guitar, totally covered in bugle beads was a shiny, colorful work of art. It was no longer there this year and I wonder if someone is using it in a band or display. Can a guitar still sound right when covered in beads? I'm not sure.

So this year they had this very cool exhibit by Samara Kaufman. I love how her passion for beading took on a life of its own and she uses her pieces to support a charity!

I am only going to show a few of her pieces because it must be seen live to get the real effect and there are more pieces in the shop of bead magnificence to see.







     If you're in the vicinity of this shop sometime and need a dash of passion to keep you motivated....please visit Studio Beads. They have a world of beads, classes and cool works on display to keep you in Bead Heaven.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Quick Culture Fix

 This month included a fast weekend in my fave cultural fix city...NYC. The event I attended was a lifetime memory, however the photos are not ready so I will post the photos I took of the downtime between the cracks. Here is a Pollack at the MOMA. I love the body language of the viewers just as much as the Pollack.
I'm thrilled the MOMA does let you take photos on certain floors because I didn't want to leave NYC without a Warhol fix. I love how the viewer is a silhouette against the many flavors of red, white, black and gold soup cans.

 My fave travel pal and I went to Beads World only to find it moved! This is very recent. They're now at 57 W 38th St and no longer on Broadway.
They still have all the eye candy shiny beads, crystals, finding, tools and the like. A few things were no longer on display, but I'm keeping an eye on their site to see when they put it back up and just sell those items online.

Magnetized to the Art Deco of Bloomingdale's...I totally missed the Sephora store I was searching for! I was so busy taking photos of the iconic department store that I didn't realize my back was to the store I was trying to find. When I came back down to earth from the Art Deco-ness I finally found Sephora and got the mascara I forgot to pack for the trip. That's the fun of travel...what will I forget to bring this time?
There was much much more going on in the few days of the visit. I didn't take pix of it all though I wish I had. Especially the street dancers who did a brilliant job of making viewers laugh enough to shell out some funds. Anyone who can make people laugh in these times is a brilliant being and marketer. They were excellent hip hop dancers too.
Stay tuned for the main reason there was a trip to NYC in next month's entry.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Powerful Music to Keep Going on the Path



With such a challenging year, this song has been one of my go-to healing places. It reminds me that the more absurd things get, all you can do is smile.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Rediscovering what's important




When a year becomes an emotional roller coaster what's important in life gets shaken to its core. Once in a while there's some time to experiment and try to see what still has importance. Design is a place I'm finding has a sacred space in my day recently. I keep up with Project Runway to stay inspired. I am blown away how Kini can make a masterpiece of perfection so fast...even in one day. I have all this help when I design and can't figure out why it takes me so so long to complete anything!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

In Memory of....

Frank Lloyd Wright came up to my Mom when she was working in NY at an architectural firm, looked over her work and supportingly said, "Creating.... creating.... creating."
Albert Einstein said hello to her when he walked by her on the sidewalk in Princeton, NJ.
She told me how hard it was to get accepted as an artist in the 40s, 50s and 60s because if certain galleries found out you taught art...they didn't consider you a "real" artist!
Mom, a lover of art, nature, animals, her special family of friends she knew, and holistic/med-free living left us this month. The shock will never go away. Words can't express how much she was loved by her family and friends (human and animal). Mom, you were the highest quality work of art there ever was.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Home Maintenance as a Scientific Art Form



I have an unusual habit. Whenever I’m proclaiming to add a brand new focus into my lifestyle….. I find myself clearing out and cleaning the space where this activity will take place. When I find myself doing this clearing ritual…. I know my whole body and soul has committed mentally, emotionally and physically to this new focus.

Lately, life situations and events have been showing me where my life needs to go, focuswise. So, the clearing rituals are rampant! There is nothing like the FEELING of having a space that invites clear and organized energy for your new focus/activity to get into action. Who'da thought cleaning could be FUN????

I hope, if you’re not already a fan or subscriber of Clean my Space/Melissa Maker, that her work will become as addicting and inspiring to your well-being as it has for mine!




Saturday, May 31, 2014

She did it!!!

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