Friday, December 27, 2013

Gerhard Richter: a true inspiration + a family of artists

(c) gerhard richter

I had such a great day and topped it off by watching 2 really good documentaries tonight. The first one was Gerhard Richter Painting a film by Corinna Belz. I love foreign films and for me, it can't get any better than watching an amazing artist work in his studio,listen to his thoughts in German while reading it in English. I have seen some of his earlier works in person, but to see him create his larger than life size abstracts was such a delight for me. Here are a few of my favorites...

© gerhard richter

© gerhard richter

© gerhard richter 

The second documentary was called The Woodmans by C. Scott Willis. It's a very raw look into the lives of an artistic family who deals with the everyday struggles of living as an artist and how they deal with the tragic death of the extremely talented photographer, Francesca Woodman. 

© francesca woodman

© charles woodman

© betty woodman

© george woodman

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas time...

our beautiful tree
I just realized this morning that Christmas is next week!

In the midst of getting Christmas cards made and 
finishing up last minute orders, I am taking time to reflect 
on this years ups and downs, counting my blessings, 
and looking forward to bringing in a new year...

one of mom's Christmas ornaments

Wishing you and your loved ones 
Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 9, 2013

playing hookie

Ever take the opportunity to play hookie even though you have a lot of work to do?
That's me today...In the city collecting thoughts and pondering the end of a busy year...and all we have to look forward to in the year to come. 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday is HERE!

I just love these days that are made up to ease our minds when we shop, don't you? Discounts, sales, free shipping...but the best one yet is Cyber Monday! You don't have to stand in line, listen to all the noisy chatter, and be annoyed when the computer at your register takes a break! 

I'm jumping on the bandwagon with both feet this year! I have 2 great deals going on right now.

 MuddyPotts is having a 25% off any purchase of $8 or more! WoW! Now that's a first! All you have to do is click HERE, load up your cart and then when you checkout use the coupon code: cybermonday

and then at the SAMOS shop I am offering FREE SHIPPING on all art prints! Again use the coupon code: cybermonday

So there you have it! If your out shopping in cyber space today, don't forget to stop by muddypotts or the samos shop on ETSY!