All posts tagged art

Emily Church

Emily Church is an emerging painter originally from Louisville but now living/working in Brooklyn. I first viewed her work in an exhibition at Galerie Hertz in Louisville, 2010. The exhibition included a series of paintings by Church featuring images from the forests of Slovenia.  I had never been more entranced by paintings of nature before. I love how she complements the lonely landscape with vivid yellows and greens; her use of color and perspective is enchanting. Below are a few images from that series, though the pictures do not do them justice. Each canvas measures 30″x30″ and the large paintings further support the artist’s desire to captivate the viewer.

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Learn to Draw a Fox

I’m not a big fan of learning to draw by copying but these easy online tutorials are good because you can add your own style and change things a little bit to make your foxes unique. The first tutorial is my favorite. Just click on the pictures to visit the websites.

Vera Scarves

I love vintage scarves. They’re comfortable and versatile and a great way to spruce up any outfit! When shopping for vintage scarves, you’ve probably come across brightly colored scarves with geometric shapes and patterns with the name Vera or a ladybug in the corner. These are Vera Scarves, designed by artist Vera Neumann.

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20th Century Cincinnati

20th Century Cincinnati is making it’s 18th annual return this weekend! (February 25-26). It will be held at the Sharonville Convention Center and will include over 60 dealers!

Needless to say, I am super excited about it! It’s only $7 to get in and goes from 11AM-5PM.

Vendors include: Modernism Magazine, Retro Renovation (which is one of my favorite blogs!), Broadway Antique Market, and Dreamlight from Louisville!

The Sharonville Convention Center is located at 11355 Chester Road just off 1-75 at the Sharon Road exit (exit #15). Parking is free!

http://www.20thcenturycincinnati.com/

 

 


Featured Louisville Etsy Seller

Peacemama is a great vintage Etsy store run by Gretchen Hunt, a Louisville lawyer working to end violence against women. She’s also a crafter and makes fabulous items ranging from little girl skirts made of vintage fabric to artwork. Her vintage shop currently has some cute vintage owls as well as vintage patterns. Check it out and pick up a pattern to start a new sewing project!

She also has a great blog  http://www.mamaforpeace.blogspot.com

Gretchen Hunt can also be found at local art fairs so be on the lookout for her fabulous creations at the upcoming Flea Off Market and Buy Local First Fair!

Featured Louisville Etsy Seller

Today’s featured Etsy seller Stephanie from Weird Woolly Designs.  Her shop features original handmade embroidered artwork perfect for adding a one-of-a-kind piece to your wall! She also creates textile designs that you can find on Spoonflower. You can find other creations such as iPhone covers on her Zazzle shop.

Check out some of my favorite pieces and start shopping!

Read Stephanie’s blog!  http://weirdandwoolly.posterous.com/

 

20 x 200

20 x 200 is all about helping people collect art and supporting artists.  The artwork is affordable and original and new items are constantly being added to the website each week. 11×14 unframed prints are only $60!

http://www.20×200.com/

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Louisville Craft Trail

The Louisville Craft Trail is a group of artists and crafts people working in metal, glass, ceramic, print, wood and paint, with studios open to the public. We include fine American craft galleries and museums that support Kentucky artists. This offers both visitors and locals an easy way to tour the rich creative art scene in Louisville Kentucky. The objective is to create a web presence in conjunction with state and local tourism that will make artist craftsmen studio-galleries a destination point for local and tourist craft enthusiasts. It is our desire to create an opportunity for artists to promote their work and educate the public about their art.

http://louisvillecrafttrail.org/

Craftsmen include Inherited Leather and Hound Dog Press

Scarlet Hope Bedroom Makeover

It’s finally finished! My bedroom renovation at the Scarlet Hope house is complete. The Hope House is located in beautiful Crescent Hill and will serve as a transitional home for women in Louisville who want to leave the adult entertainment industry.

Scarlet Hope’s mission is to bring the Hope and Love of Jesus Christ to women in the adult entertainment industry. By sharing the gospel message with these women through action and words we are proclaiming the name of Jesus who is their only Hope to be free from bondage. Scarlet Hope provides resources such as transitional job change, housing, mentoring, transportation and drug rehabilitation.

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Holiday Gift Guide – Women

Buy local for your best friends, mom or sister! These gifts are a great way to buy fabulous presents while supporting local artists and businesses.

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