December 18th, 2017
Interior Design Work
Creating an Interior Designer’s Vision
Working with interior designers is an ongoing evolution of communication and development of ideas and techniques. The ideas on the part of the design professionals who know what they want to convey and the techniques of the artisans with whom they work to help express their vision is the glue of such an evolution.
An interior designer has an all … [Keep Reading]
Enduring Floor Art
It touches me when I hear from my clients about the durability of the hand painted canvas rugs for interior decor. Years after purchasing they call or email to tell me how much they love their rugs and how well they have endured. As an artist, this is so gratifying. However, never one to rest on her laurels, there is always something … [Keep Reading]
Custom Restaurant Decor
What is it about a favorite restaurant that brings us back again and again? In addition to food and staff, often it’s the ambiance of the place, one which makes us comfortable settling in for a good meal. Whether a cozy, warm-as-mother’s kitchen, redolent with rich, memorable smells or those eateries designed around specific themes, often it’s the restaurant decorations and details … [Keep Reading]
The Concept of a Designer Rug
The concept of a designer rug actually offers many facets. It can be a rug with a definitive design created by a designer. It can be a collaboration between the rug maker and an interior decorator to achieve the perfect rug for an interior decor project. Or, it can be an artist creating a custom canvas rug designed specifically … [Keep Reading]
From Place Mats to Table Top Cover
I love finding ways to fulfill my client’s creative ideas. Recently, a client contacted me after dining at the local Tigre Vestido Restaurant where our hand-painted canvas place-mats are featured. She conferred with her husband about making place mats for their home; they decided they loved the idea of mandalas as a design for a table top cover … [Keep Reading]
Powerful Aboriginal Art
Sometimes inspiration travels halfway across the planet, to land in my lap, in the form of a book. This past Christmas a dear friend of mine, from Australia, gave me a book on Australian Aboriginal Art. She felt the colors and movement of the aborigines’ art would call to me. It could, she encouraged, create a whole new dimension to my art … [Keep Reading]
A Custom Floor Cloth for an Artist’s Interior Home Design Project
One of my favorite aspects working in interior home design is creating the perfect floor cloth for artistic clients who have a clear vision. Case in point: Frances, a renowned ceramic artist who has traveled the world, desired a hand painted canvas rug for her living room.
This lovely Costa Rica home is full … [Keep Reading]
A Lifetime of Textiles and Painting
While writing a To Do list I had scribbled a note: “Put yourself on the map.” This last week was spent taking steps to do just that with my original, hand painted textiles.
The Contemporary Art and Design Museum in San Jose, Costa Rica, offers an open forum for selected designers and artists to display their work in a … [Keep Reading]
Canvas & Design: Modern Art Wall Tapestries
Having just completed a large wall hanging for a client I recall that canvas floor cloths originated in France in the 1400’s as spin-offs from wall tapestries. It wasn’t until the 1800’s that the British took this art form and put them on the floor. From there the idea traveled to the USA; colonists used ship’s sails … [Keep Reading]