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A gift of opportunity…

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March 7, 2016 · 7:55 am

A touch of Asian

Many years ago a design-savvy friend remarked:  a bit of Asian enhances any design genre.   Not only have I found this to be true…I have, over the years, become increasingly drawn to Asian art.

Artist:  Hokusai  1760 – 1849

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woodblock illustration:

The Hanging Lantern of Kaya Temple

From:  “Views Along the Banks of the Sumida River”

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detail of fan-shaped woodblock print

Flock of Chickens

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woodblock print

Poppies

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Detail of woodblock illustration:

Shower on the Shin-Yanagi Bridge

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woodblock print

Fuji on  a Clear Day with a Southerly Breeze

from  “Thirty-Six Views of Fuji”

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Enough inspiration to drive a design project in any genre..!

 

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Homepieces signature neutrals

Are you getting a sense of the place???

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Really quite small, filled with pieces having lived life alongside their owners, now waiting to bring new life to another space.

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Focused, carefully curated, each piece an individual treasure.

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Always such a joy to visit Miss Vicki – to see beauty through her eyes.

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I’ll be back in August for another family event in Crossroads!!!

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More inspiration from Homepieces

Delighting in the signature neutral palette so seamlessly woven throughout the shop, as well as the paint brush bouquets….

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imagine my surprise when these artist’s palettes were produced from behind the counter!!IMG_1618

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Homepieces:  always a place to find inspiration!!!

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Create!

No window into, or expression of the soul matches that of art…

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art in the most broad sense…in this case:  art of brush, pencil and pen

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The process is soothing, purposeful, joyful…

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bring sunshine to yourself and others!!!

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from the studio of Jennifer Eby

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‘Backyard’ treasures…part 2

Although John Nava’s  amazing tapestries lie 90 miles to the south in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles,  a full size test for the north wall 5 tapestry, along with  small survey of John Nava’s work has been on display at the Santa Paula Art Museum.

The test tapestry from the Communion of Saints Tapestry Cycle measures 192 x 82 inches.

stunning, moving, captivating

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Nava, a graduate of the UCSB College of Creative Studies, went on to earn an MFA in Florence, Italy.

Commissioned to do the tapestries, teaching himself to work in a new way, he paints his subject, then sends the image to be loomed in Belgium.

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Although the exhibit ended on November 8th, Nava’s tapestry “Lizzie with Knit Cap” has been sent to a permanent home at the Museum of Art, Design & Architecture at UCSB. 

Well worth a visit to see this extraordinary art!!!

 

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Postcard from a grateful heart

So grateful to live in a country committed to individual freedom, founded on Judeo-Christian principles…and to all who have served in the military – and their families.

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