July 14, 2013 § 1 Comment
This week will be the ode to lavender…
I know I throw around the word obsessed a lot when talking about plants, but when it comes to lavender this is not an overstatement. I have three types of lavender, just in my front yard. Heck, I would go all out lavender field in my back yard if I had the resources. I use home made lavender room spray and lavender body lotions, it quite honestly, is the only scent I don’t tire of eventually.
So, we begin this week by looking at lavender broadly, as a color in art.
June 14, 2013 § 1 Comment
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is hands down one of my favorite places. When they underwent a major remodel and addition a few years ago, included was this wonderful reflecting pool. When the Chihuly exhibit came through earlier this year they added an instillation of beautiful glass cylinders titled Red Reeds. So today I lust after a beautifully designed water feature that will one day accompany my beautifully designed modern rustic home.
June 7, 2013 § 2 Comments
I am in love with Patrick Dougherty’s ‘Stick’ Sculptures. So today I am dreaming of one day having the money to commission personalized pieces of art and sculpture for my own garden.
June 2, 2013 Comments Off on Gardens in Art: Monet’s Poppy Fields
Continuing on my ode to poppies.The impressionists really had the gardens in art thing down to a “T”, it’s Monet’s painting of poppy fields that created a love affair with wildflower meadows and unmanicured overgrowth.For the longest time I envision the first painting below at the quintessential perfect day.
May 27, 2013 Comments Off on Look Up: NASA Hubble Telescope Pictures
Since I was child, thinking I would be an astronaut biologist (right behind author and pony wrangler), I have been in love with the stars. Their vastness holds infinite possibility for as long as it goes fully undiscovered, which fortunately(or maybe unfortunately) for us seems quite a while. Perhaps it is the reality that is quite heady- WE are the stars. In fact this video even makes me tear up a bit. This is why I am so drawn to the pictures from the NASA Hubble telescope and wanted to share some of my favorites,the beginnings and ends of stars. Something I am sure the early philosophers couldn’t even imagine. An added bonus is that NASA supplies photos with high enough resolutions to be put on a variety of screen sizes.