Monday, April 16, 2012

Early Birthday Present

I love the beach. It's one of the most magical places on earth. I love breathing in salty air and coconut oil, feeling the cool, moist breeze comb through my hair and kiss my skin. I love being hypnotized by the endless rising and falling of the waves, feeling the cool water crash into my ankles as my feet get sucked down into the grainy sand. Nature can be so soothing--sharks and jellyfish aside. I adore tropical vacations--particularly cruises. Don't get me started about cruises. Anyway, I also hope to live near the ocean someday, it's been a longtime dream of mine.

So when I found this painting on eBay, I had to have it. When my parents found out I was lusting after it, they decided to buy it for me as an early birthday present. Isn't it gorgeous? The surprising part is it was dirt cheap. Find more lovely seascapes on Ken's website, here.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lost in Thought

The colors in this painting make me happy. I love certain color combinations. Some of my favorites are pale turquoise and red, purple and orange, pale turquoise and brown and lime green and red. When I tell people how happy color combinations make me, many of them look at me like I just told them I like to eat socks or something. Maybe it's an artist thing...

Friday, April 6, 2012

My Dream Furniture

Furniture can be a form or art. Someday I hope to buy my dream home near the ocean and fill it with beautiful, funky furniture that are as fun to look at as it is functional.

I love this zebra chair. I've been wanting one for years and years.

Asymmetrical chairs are, in my humble opinion, uber cool.

I love the bold red color of this couch. I do like the more modern looking ones, but comfort is a must.

In case you haven't noticed my now, I love curlycues! You will find them in most of my latest paintings.

Green is my very favorite color. These table and chairs make me happy!

Also a cool dining room set. I think I'd have a hard time choosing.

I love Indian-style patchwork. I've wanted one on my bed for years. Only problem is they're so pretty, I'd be afraid to ever lay on one.

This one's lovely, too.

Another great choice. What's a girl to do?

This bookcase is fierce!

Simple but still fabulous.

I want one of these for all the jewelry I plan to buy, hahaha. Okay, I don't plan on buying that much jewelry, so maybe I can store keepsakes in it, too.

This is a painting by my favorite living artist, Charles Dwyer. Dwyer said if he could have one wish: "I'd like to have every household own something original, by an artist of its choice." My choice would be one of his. Too bad they're waaaay out of my price range, right now at least.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Dress 2

I had a bad day yesterday. Watching The Hunger Games cheered me up; creating this painting also helped (which I did today, by the way). Nothing beats art therapy. Except maybe a tropical cruise.