You know those great stacking cardboard boxes in which fruits and vegetables are shipped? Well, the other day, as I was fretting about the best way to pack and transport 25 small paintings to the gallery, I was in Costco looking to buy those colorful Cuisinart knives that are on sale when, you guessed it, … More Opening Reception this Friday 3/15, 6-9pm
You are all invited. Bjorn & Co. Gallery presents: Paintings and Monotypes by Barbara Mayfield Opening Friday, March 15, 2019 6pm to 9pm 8140 Germantown Avenue Chestnut Hill, Phila., PA 19118 Please join us for a reception featuring recent work by Barbara Mayfield. Meet the artist, enjoy cocktails and hors’ d’oeuvres, and peruse our unique … More Art Exhibition Coming up
The BIG NEWS at my end is that in early August of this year, I launched full-on into freelance color consulting. After 3 good years in a part-time position at a Ben Moore Paint & Design store, where I learned so much about housepaint, I left to spare my lovely lungs any more exposure to … More Change is Good.
VACATION HOMES NEED COLOR, TOO! Successful color consultation meetings can be held locally when we have photos, drawings and samples of tile, flooring, and fabrics. Some clients make a walk-through video of their vacation place, but still photos on the computer are fine, too. Email me for cost information to South Jersey Shore locations, the … More Vacation Homes Need Color, too.
Nothing much happens around here on early Monday mornings. But by about 11, the energy picks up: 11:05 a.m.: A mother and her 6-year-old arrive. They’ve bought a new house and they close in two weeks and she has to pick out the colors now because they will only have a weekend to paint before … More Paint Shop Log — pre-Equinox
I know you are all aching to know what happens during a day consulting on color while in the paint shop. 11:30 a.m. – A very quiet morning, during which time I sorted out the CSP color swatch binder. Now all the 4×8″ sample sheets are in numerical order. This means I’ll won’t be blundering … More Paint Shop Log — St. Patrick’s Day
Working on color for an interior recently. A good-sized place with many rooms. New construction! This means my client “Monica” is making a million decisions a day, from lighting fixtures, to tile patterns, to drawer handles. It’s high quality stress, but still stressy. In one room, we are working off a carpet sample that has … More Color and Love
Last week I had four requests for a color called Architect’s White. This color is no longer is on the lists of Benjamin Moore or Farrow & Ball or any of the other usual suspects. The only place I could find it is with Zoffany, a company in the UK. In the USA, two different … More Architect’s White
The whole Haint Blue thing passed right by me. As a child, I was not sent the memo about the protective power of color. I grew up in brick houses with no porches. I know! Somehow I survived this outrage. And the Universe, being a benevolent force for good in spite of appearances, sent … More Haint Blue and Witches Blue
Dear Home Beautifiers, How about an Ask Barbara column/video/youtube thing about color in our dwelling places? Or a HOUSE COLOR TALK that I can present to your group or teach in a 2-hour community ed class? Would this of these be of interest to you? I hope so, because I could talk about these things … More Color Questions. What do you want to know?