Today, many artists are not only striving to bring their creative ideas to life, but also working to make their art play a role in saving the earth. Artists who care about saving the earth express their concerns in a variety of ways, such as reusing existing materials or using only natural materials to bring fresh new ideas to life. For others, the environment is the subject itself. They create work that reminds us not only of the beauty of the land, ocean, and creatures around us, but also the fragility of the environment.
Here is a look at just a few of them.Read more →
Landscape design is certainly on my mind these days. We’ve just completed a house addition, and now the surrounding land looks something akin to a bomb site. We need to start working on a landscape design pronto!
Traditionally, landscape design focuses on patios and walls, lawns, garden beds, and water features. Indeed, these form the backbone of a beautiful garden. But sometimes landscapers miss the element that can really make a garden stand out – outdoor art. Art can elevate the experience in any garden, bringing structure, function, surprise, and fun to any plot of land, large or small.Read more →
“Art glass” often evokes images of glass blowing with artisans bending over red-hot kilns to twist and shape molten lumps of glass into luminous, exotic forms. But glass blowers are not alone in their ability to create jaw-dropping works of art out of glass. Today, traditional glass blowers are joined by artists working with stained, fused, slumped, and cast glass that expand the artistic range of glass.
Looking at some of the imaginative work of glass artists who show with the Paradise City Arts Festivals got me wondering about different art glass techniques. Just how do these folks create the magic?Read more →
When thinking about buying artwork, it’s easy to overlook small paintings that may be tucked in the corner of an artist’s studio, art fair booth, or gallery. Small paintings can help you create an inviting, beautiful, and balanced environment in your home, so they are worth seeking out.
My husband and I have bought lots of small artwork for no other reason than we absolutely loved the piece and wanted to live with it. But there are many other good reasons to consider the small painting.Read more →
What better way to address that spring fever urge to renew, redo, and renovate than custom furniture! And with spring just around the corner, it’s worth taking time to think how you can spruce up your home.
With handmade, custom furniture, you can have pieces that not only meet your functional needs, but that introduce a higher level of artistry and style to your home.Read more →