Friday, February 26, 2010

The Weekend Muse

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

We want to be friends with Lindsey Vonn.

We love Mrs. Vonn! She is amazing. Truly amazing. Did we mention that we love her?
Her teammate Julia Mancuso is really incredible as well. These fierce ladies captured gold and bronze (respectively) on Wednesday, and it was just their first day of racing!
And let's not forget Shaun White! He cemented his status as reigning world snowboard champion with a gold medal and his buddy, fellow US Team member Scotty Lago, followed right behind with silver.
You could say the U.S. Ski and Snowboard teams have had a pretty good start to the Olympics! Obviously these athletes create beautiful ART through their incredible athleticism and style. But what we really started to become OBSESSED with was how awesome ski and snowboard designs have become in the last few years. It has taken on a life of its own and become a way for athletes to creatively and ARTistically express themselves. Snowboard and ski designers have earned their place as truly respected artisans.
Just take a look at the evolution of this remarkable ART niche . . .

I also found an incredible website where you can even design your own snowboard! Check out to create your own snow-gliding masterpiece!
Here are a few snowboards inspired by some of our favorite artists' work (click on the images for a larger view!).

Sunday, February 14, 2010

From the Banks of the Yellowstone to the banks of the Hudson?

We love flies. I covet my husbands fly box full of colorful feathery delights. If we were clothing designers we might be inspired, which got us wondering.....
Black Woolly Bugger available at Central Flies

Shoes on Etsy
Necklace by Elva Fields
Saltwater Tan Deepwater Gotcha fly at Saltwater Fly Shop

Saturday, February 13, 2010

You Are A Walking Canvas

Fashion Week began yesterday in New York. Fashion designers from all over will be showing their wearable ART to the world. Personally, we love it.

The visual inspiration that comes from Fashion Week permeates all ART forms. We all end up wearing versions of these fashion artists’ creations – filtered through the function of our daily lives and the idiosyncratic style of our surroundings.

Of course the goddess Meryl puts it much more elquently than we can . . .

Friday, February 12, 2010

You Are A Walking Canvas Part II

Some of our favorite wearable walking art pieces inspired by nature:

Only a blushing bride on the Rocky Mountain Front could pull this look off.
We love Pamela Love's nature inspired jewelry if you're feeling a like a walk on the wild side.

The Force Art Exerts

Fashion imitates Art; Art imitates fashion....
Julianna Moore Meets Manet
We have been lately noticing over fashion week, the great force that art exerts over fashion and advertising.The echos of great paintings that bounce to the 21st century from the distant and near past. Where does inspiration come from? We had some fun with our own artists work and pairing them with great icons and art.....



Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A New Artful Twist for the Old and Everyday in the home

Tired of stinky old fish mounts? Paint them and put a hat or jewelry on them.

We were sort of tired of the whole wash bucket for sink fad, but this one somehow seemed fresh.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

ART designs its very own home.

Have you ever wondered if ART dreams of a perfect place to live?

Well we have always wondered what it would look like if ART could create its own space.

So here are some ideas of what ART might call home . . .

The ART of Calm

Visions West recently started showing the work of incredibly talented artist Matt Flint.  Flint's work creates a world where the observer feels both a sense of ethereal calm as well as the frenetic energy of the natural world.

As the artist explains “My paintings are about the rhythms of the natural world.  Ideas of memory, fragility, and interconnectedness traverse the work.
The resulting work is an encouragement to slow down, observe, and listen.”

So our suggestion for a way to slow down, observe and listen (because let's be honest - we could all use it) ? . . .

Enjoy these images of Flint’s brilliant new work in some re-imagined interiors.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Portrait of a Doppelganger

In case you haven't noticed, Facebook has declared this as "Doppleganger Week".  By the response it may soon become a national holiday.
So in honor of art and the alter ego, we thought we'd post a few of our own artists' possible doppelgangers . . .

Starting with the one and only Rocky Hawkins . . . and his long lost brother, Mr. Chanel himself - Karl Lagerfeld.

BUT . . .

Can Karl do this ?
                                       Rocky Hawkins - "Two Worlds"  24x24

We don't think so.  Sorry Karl, but we would take this new painting by Rocky over Chanel tweed anyday!  Although, Rocky's wife Kat might like a pair of your iconic black leather fingerless biker gloves.

                                          Kat Hawkins (center)

If artist Jerry Cornelia changed his name to a symbol, what would it be?
Maybe he should ask his twin, Prince, for some advice . . .

It wasn't hard to figure out artist Sue Tirrell's alter ego.  We just had to ask her doppelganger, "Ceramica", for some pictures . . .
  Sue - we knew you were always meant to be a Ziegfeld girl!

Artist Judy Scammell recalls dark-haired bombshell Gene Tierney