Archive for the ‘Art / Craft’ Category

A Second Life

A Second Life Artist Profile — Evan Brennan Sometimes getting off the main road can lead you to a new calling. That’s how it was for photographer Evan Brennan. A former sales rep for an eyewear company, Evan racked up the mileage trekking throughout North and South Carolina. “I always hated taking the interstates so I would routinely take alternate roads, those roads that used to connect towns […] Read more »

Room Design — Go Small to Think Big

Room Design — Go Small to Think Big We’ve all got BIG design plans: Renovate the kitchen. Update the living room. Get bold and more confident with color. All good, but it can get overwhelming. What if instead we take a breather from our giant to-do’s, and gain a little perspective by going small? Carole’s ‘Retro Tiki Lounge’. I found a group of talented designers that create the most captivating rooms. Creative, colorful, […] Read more »

Fall Colors Decor Roundup

Fall Colors Decor Roundup There is a welcome chill in the air today; it’s time to freshen up our decor for the coming autumn. Enjoy clicking around these rich-toned items – offered by retailers and talented artists. Get a print made to order, of Jonathan Harris’s luscious painting, Aspen Nightfall. Create a display of color and light with these Polymer Clay and Glass Candleholders from Etsy Artist ArzuMusa. What […] Read more »

Garden Decorating to Reflect Your Style & Personality

Garden Decorating to Reflect Your Style & Personality by Steve & Cathy Lambert Let’s move our decorating wand outdoors, with our Garden and Landscape Design Experts and Contributors Steve and Cathy Lambert. Steve and Cathy share with us great advice for creating beautiful gardens and outdoor living spaces. — Garden ornaments add personality, style and whimsy to your garden. For centuries, gardens have been used as outdoor galleries for displaying collections of sculptures […] Read more »

All the Pieces

All the Pieces Artist Profile — Craig Anczelowitz I just met an artist who has it all. Creative vision, practical knowhow, business-sense, and moxie. Craig’s IKAT Blue Mix Ceramics. (All photos copyright Craig Anczelowitz.)   And Bronx native Craig Anczelowitz’s resume is like a how-to for the successful, self-sufficient artist/designer: M.F.A.: Check. Work your way up in a specialty New York boutique: Check. Traverse the globe, buy and […] Read more »

No Ugly Colors

No Ugly Colors Artist Profile — Anne Lullie Sometimes to find your true creative calling, it takes bumping into kindred spirits. Anne Lullie could draw an apple better than most five-year-olds, and decided right then that she would be an artist. Colorplay I “I learned to sew and embroider by hand as a child,” said Anne. And with her treadle machine, she was stitching together clothes by age […] Read more »

Frames Wallpaper — Now in my Shop!

Frames Wallpaper — Now in my Shop! I am thrilled to be able to share this with you as the first item in my OpenSky Shop. It’s a creative person’s dream wallpaper, Graham & Brown’s “Frames” by Artists Taylor & Wood. This is such a fun idea, and those of you who have followed HomeWorkshop.com for some time might remember I posted about this fabulous paper before. The empty frames design (below […] Read more »

Havens of Simplicity

Havens of Simplicity Artist Profile — Vicki Hartman The concept of a home has a simple beauty, and I find myself attracted to objects depicting that. it’s what caught my eye about the art of Rochester, New York ceramicist Vicki Hartman; and I thought you’d enjoy visiting with her, and learning about her work. HomeWorkshop (HW): Have you always been an artistic person, and when did you realize […] Read more »

An Artist’s Environment

An Artist’s Environment Tahoe ARTour 2010 I find it fascinating to see an artist in his own environment. What colors and forms surround him? What view does he soak in, over his morning coffee? How does the place an artist calls home, influence his work? Come on along and hit the road with me, as we drop in on a few of Lake Tahoe’s gifted artists. I was […] Read more »

CB2 and Creativity Explored Artists

CB2 and Creativity Explored Artists Years back, I attended a San Francisco art sale at the most fantastic place. Creativity Explored is nonprofit visual arts center where artists with developmental disabilities create, exhibit, and sell art. Color and smiles were free-flowing, and I came away with a half dozen of the most uninhibited and visually striking drawings. I was thrilled to learn from my best friend, that CB2 is featuring […] Read more »

DIY Art at Home — Books

DIY Art at Home — Books My walls have never been the place for the blah. If it’s bold, colorful, and graphic – sign me up. And as you know, I’m a fervent DIY’er. So when I saw Lola Gavarry’s new book, DIY Art at Home, 28 Simple Projects for Chic Decor on the Cheap (Watson-Guptill Publications, 2010), I snatched up a copy. Gavarry, a designer who creates artwork for residential […] Read more »

Shopping for Silver Shimmer

Shopping for Silver Shimmer I think a touch of metallic luster helps most any space; and I admit I’ve still got a shine for a silvery finish. Today it’s an Etsy shopping day – enjoy these dazzling finds. The artist crochets fine wire to create these airy, Feminine Round Lampshades from Yoola. This Divine Aluminum GoodForm Chair from Three Sideways Glances is a mid-century classic, freshly upholstered a graphic, […] Read more »

Lettering in Decor and Design

Lettering in Decor and Design by Regina Garay Let’s put the alphabet to creative use, with our Decorative Painting and Surface Design Expert, and Contributor Regina Garay. Regina blogs about her artistry and inspiration at Fauxology. — In the midst of creating a warm space for themselves, many homeowners decide to bring in a more personal touch with lettering designs.  These can include important quotes, the family crest or monograms.  […] Read more »

Set a Stylish July 4th Table

Set a Stylish July 4th Table From the Archives: Deck out your Independence Day table with flair, when you whip up a batch of our Patriotic Peeps Placemats – personalized for the family!   It’s a fun DIY project! Click here for complete instructions. Read more »

8 Top Sites to Buy Artwork Online

8 Top Sites to Buy Artwork Online I’m an art enthusiast. My best friend is an incredible watercolorist and art instructor, and I marvel at what she creates with a vision and a brush. I know countless palette- and pencil-wielding types, some of whom I’ve met doing interviews for our Artist Profiles here on HomeWorkshop.com. I’ve even dabbled myself. So although there are still many incredible art galleries worth a visit, I’ve […] Read more »

Blog Widget by LinkWithin
Automatically Receive HomeWorkshop.com Content
Follow HomeWorkshop on Twitter Follow HomeWorkshop on Pinterest Follow HomeWorkshop RSS feed
Recent
Let's Go Shopping
Make your own thrifted shabby chic pieces in a weekend
HomeWorkshop.com

Put our button on your site!
Copy the code below:

Fab Web Sites