Jonas Wood at David Kordansky Gallery

Jonas Wood at David Kordansky Gallery

I make little resolutions all the time so especially at the New Year I try to remind myself of those things I’ve been working towards since forever. I have this recurring art buying resolution theme that I annoyingly have struggled to follow through with. I mean its like shopping, right? why do I have such a…

Landscape Letters by Charles Joseph Hullmandel

Landscape Letters by Charles Joseph Hullmandel

Yes! – I’d frame that.  I find the ‘G’ particularly nice and it reminds me of Colorado history and some of my favorite Laura Ingalls Wilder stories.  I’m also partial to the H – (I love a good bridge) and the W (maybe my parents would like that — it is the first letter of…

Pretty Old Planting Plan

Pretty Old Planting Plan

I have so many links and interesting things that I have discovered while researching and writing my book that I can’t wait to share.  My biggest fear is that I will never remember them all — in fact I have already forgotten so many.   I really don’t want to forget this one,  so this is…

Gouache Flower Paintings from Gottorf Castle (Hi Res Downloads!)

Gouache Flower Paintings from Gottorf Castle (Hi Res Downloads!)

I discovered this morning that the entire Gottorfer Codex (danish: Gottorpsk Codex) is available on issuu. The Gottorfer Codex is a beautiful collection of gouache paintings on vellum depicting the flowers in the garden of Gottorf  Castle  (Schloss Gottorf) which is in Northern Germany near the Danish border. The duplicates of the original images (which were all…

Would You Put This Kind of Art in Your Garden?

Would You Put This Kind of Art in Your Garden?

I am hunting for a technique whereby I might be able to create my own version of this image.  I simply love the idea of contemporary art in the garden but hate the idea of mold and mildew destroying something I cherish.   Have you ever had the notion to put a painting or other similar art…

Friday Five: Gorgeous Gnomes

I’m off for the weekend – literally – catching a flight in the morning for Richmond, VA.  I’ll be spending some sweet time with friends as we gather to catch up on our personal celebrations (big birthdays, big moves, big changes, big accomplishments). I can’t wait! But before I go — I’ve got a little…

Public Art Saves Lives: New Orleans Evacuation Sculptures by Douglas Kornfeld

There is little doubt in my mind that these new sculptures in New Orleans by artist Douglas Kornfeld will save lives.  Each denotes an evacuation gathering place for anyone who needs to get out quick.   You can see the old FEMA/ CDC versions of meeting point signs below.  I can see how that didn’t really work so well……

Inspirations: Betsy the Bluebird

Inspirations: Betsy the Bluebird

Nine days ago we got side tracked on the way down the driveway. An afternoon of errand running got waylaid by a small bird hopping and trying to quickly flap her way off the road in front of the car. We stopped, we gathered her up and detoured to the local antique shop where days before I…

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Little Stone House

My husband never fails to point out how much he loves the handful of small stone houses that are scattered hills around where we live. I have to admit, there is something especially charming and loveable about old stone homes….the type that seem like Hagrid might have just moved out of. We are not moving…the…

Porcelain Garden Sculptures by Anya Stasenko & Slava Leontyev

As some of my big garden projects work their way towards being done, I am starting to pay closer attention to the accents, accessories and details that I can layer in once big things like patios, pergolas, and new pathways are laid. I don’t see garden art as much different than inside art.  You can…