Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Modern art - why does it look so easy to do but is soo hard to create?!

Lately i've been trying to create a simple piece of modern artwork for my living and or dining room. So far all attempts have failed MISERABLY! I cannot even begin to explain my frustration. I mean seriously .. how hard can it honestly be to create a modern piece of art work? I definitely have even more respect now for artists. Its amazing how they make it LOOK so easy and like they just swept their brush over the canvas once or twice without any thought (and whats my luck is that they probably did do it like that, but oozed so much natural talent in this area that it is impossible to replicate).  Anyway, Im determined to give it at least another few attempts before packing it in and just buying something that I love. There are plenty of gorgeous artworks around so i'm sure I wont have a problem finding something. Here are a few I love:

Not sure on the artist. Found this image through google.com

Manuscrit Rug (2003)

whenever I see this painting I think that its a private letter or love not written to someone special or the lyrics to a song with personal significance. I love this idea! And how "simple"it is!

Steven Womack 


Jamie Shelman

Jeff Depner

Leanne Shapton

Michell Armas

Sally King Benedict

Now I promise if I am lucky enough to actually manage to create something anywhere as amazing as these I will post for all to see. :-) Happy new year everyone!

C xo

Saturday, November 19, 2011

More nursery love..

Being home all day I tend to go a little mental and find myself consumed with thoughts of decorating and redecorating rooms. While I decorated my daughters room over a year ago I find myself still not happy with the end result. I know why, but just haven't taken the opportunity to repaint it yet. I've decided the colour is not dark enough and its missing a dresser! Anyway on my hunt for more ideas on how to make her room just right i stumbled across these gorgeous pics of some nurseries. Enjoy! 

Isn't this a cute idea for a kids room - a monogram made from crayons! So cute! 






Laura Diego Nursery - Bellemaison23.com




Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Gold love

photography by melanie acevedo

I just had to share this! I think it is absolutely gorgeous! What a glamourous staircase! I found this image on 'This is Glamourous'  blog. 

Artist love - Luli Sanchez

Im in love with luli sanchez. Originally trained as a watercolorist, Luli's unique style and strong sense of colour and pattern works gorgeously in textiles. Luli is a textile designer based in NY.

I love her distinctive style. I would happily stretch out a piece of her fabric and display it as art in a frame in my house.

Here's a few of my favourites:

Luli Sanchez 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Style Icon - Aerin Lauder

I fell in love with Aerin Lauder's style after I saw her featured in a magazine years ago. I tore out the pictures of her houses and still have them! She has a timeless classic style that oozes sophistication. 

In case you dont know who she is Aerin is the granddaughter of the famous Estee Lauder.  



Images from Elle Decor and Pinterest

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Amazing Miranda

I can't resist posting these stunning pics of Miranda. She is absolutely stunning! How is it possible that this girl appears to be so perfect! My friend and I were in awe looking at these fabulous photos in Harpers Bazaar Nov 2011 issue late last night. Aren't they gorgeous! Oh and if you can look past her perfect physique and gorgeous clothes you may even notice the gorgeous teal bedhead in the background of her nude shot :-)

Images from Harpers Bazaar