For weeks now at my house, it’s all about bread-baking, Netflix time and redecorating. The big comforts during troubles times: eating carbs, while being told a story, while being in beauty is nourishing, nurturing and comforting since, like, the Beginning. If you are refreshing, rearranging, re-painting your home place through this pandemic time, you are … More Zoom.
Sometimes it’s do-able to design directly on the wall. For groupings, I find it’s best to lay it all out on a floor. Try several possible setups. Take photos before you move each design. Measure the spaces in between……
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Deep secrets of art making to be revealed on Saturday, Jan. 25th 1-2pm at Gallery on Park, Swarthmore, PA. Everyone is welcome to attend my gallery talk. … More Gallery Talk in Swarthmore
The Farrow & Ball paint and colors from the U.K. are exceptionally beautiful, and there are rules to follow….. … More Farrow & Ball
The Spirit of Place. A solo exhibition of my work at the Norristown Arts Building now til November 29th, 2019. It’s a big show. My biggest ever. Nineteen paintings on canvas and paper. The Norristown Arts Building has been home to 22 artist studios for 20 years. The galleries are open most days, but it … More Save the Date: Exhibition & Reception 11/16 1-4pm
Art Curators favorite wall colors I hereby dare to add to this article about best wall colors for showing artwork. In my 750+ color consultations in homes and offices in the greater Philadelphia area, I have found that Artwork can take care of itself. White walls, bright walls, deeps and muds — all can support … More Wall Colors For Art Display
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.
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