October 20, 2010

one thing leads to another

It started when I spotted this great piece in House Beautiful by Lindsey Bond. I thought maybe I could reproduce it ( here. )


I was ecstatic to see that my very awesome friend Paula from Two Ellie did! How fabulous does it look in her dining space? Paula.. you rock!

Ok, so now that I am loving that painting even more... last week Shannon from Pink Wallpaper posted this image, with the swirly circles.. again, love it!


and THEN.. Sue from The Zhush's amazingly gorgeous living room reno is revealed.. notice the art..


I have spent alot of time admiring art this week.. looks like I might need to get out that old paint brush..
Thanks ladies for all your inspiration!


18 comments:

shopgirl said...

Gorgeous! I love these prints too! Art always makes a place feel more special.

xo

lisaroyhandbags said...

I agree - these are great :)

Rouge de Bourg said...

You could totally make that painting! Please post pictures so the rest of us can get inspired to do so too ;-)

Laura Trevey said...

All gorgeous and inspiring!!

Off to paint ~~
xoxo Laura

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I have the same problem and have been trying to reproduce art I see in magazines like crazy...some of them actually turn out, which is nice- others, not so much. It's a great therepeutic exercise, if nothing else:) Have you seen this one: http://www.elementsofstyleblog.com/category/element-projects?
The whole apartment is pretty much my dream home and look at the art-I adore it!!! Sadly, my recreated version of this...not so much:(

Stephanie Sabbe said...

They both did an awesome job. I especially love the second one.

thingsthatsparkle said...

the swirly one is amanda talley, her work is amazing. i am so in love!

Staley Mc said...

Love both Paula and Sue's art. So great!

rikshaw design said...

maybe i will paint this weekend?

Carolyn said...

So funny that you're posting about this because I was just looking at that picture again last night and thinking - I can do that! I don't mean to detract from the artistry of it because I LOVE the painting, but it's just one of those things that I really think I could do on my own - and I'm no artist, that's for sure... But its simplicity is perfect.

The Zhush said...

Ha! That was fun! Love every piece here...(I'm obsessed with artwork lately as well!)
xx

Jenn said...

Ooh, great artwork! I'm sure you could reproduce that -- it would be such a fun weekend project!

Yahnay said...

I just painted a picture I saw in Elle decor and it turned out great too. Its such a great way to add art to your home. Oh and the best part is its cost effective!

Megan Elizabeth said...

I've been thinking about trying to recreate some abstract art as well. But every time I do I always end up disappointed :S

mydesignchic said...

I love it too...can't wait to see your reproduction!!

Naomi@ThirteenandSouth said...

I would love to try this, though I doubt my artistic ability. Seriously- I cannot draw a straight line! But I guess thats the great thing about abstracts.. they don't need to be straight!

Elise Lowerison said...

This art is so cool! I actually have a piece in my office space that I did. And guess what the design is? Circles, in multiple colors and scales, and it works wonderfully! I came across your post this afternoon while browsing interior design blogs and the topic of window treatment selection was very interesting to me. Can you bring this creativity into the room's window treatments as well? It is true that you must dress your windows appropriately to bring out their true beauty. Thank you for writing and as a special thanks to you and your readers, I would like to offer a 20% off coupon using this code upon checkout: BLG20.

paula said...

What a fab surprise this is! Thanks for the love. Can't wait to see what you do.