Friday, August 28, 2015

One Room Studio

Today, I'm painting in the studio, working on a large corporate art commission.
I'm also browsing photos of one room studios - inspiration for our Airbnb space. 
What are you doing with your Friday?





Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Yellow Door

Since I don't have the financial resources (yet) to buy the front door I want, I'm thinking of giving my existing door a yellow facelift. We recently replaced the handle on our front door and re-planed the bottom. The paint job got really chipped up in the process. So I need to do something. Remember THIS wonderful can of Farrow & Ball paint I received from my neighbor? I think my front door is calling out for yellow! Here are some inspiration photos while we wait and see.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Charm and Comfort

I'm in the process of creating an Airbnb space. My housemates have moved out I have a lovely 400 square foot studio to fill with all the comforts of home. I have an odd mash-up of eclectic furniture, midcentury pieces and random art for the space. My goal is to tie it all together for a cohesive, stylish look that feels comfortable for visiting family or Airbnb guests. I love the casual look and feel of the space below, photographed by Marnie Hawson. The wood pieces, blue walls, and yellow and orange accents seem to fit the color scheme I'll be working with. 

Photos by Marnie Hawson

Monday, August 24, 2015

Back to Studio

Today was a big day. For the first time in my motherhood career, both of my children are in school full time. My youngest started kindergarten today and my eldest is in the 2nd grade. Except for a few small breaks, I have been with my children all summer, 16 waking hours and all night long. Today marks a big life change for me and my family.

So, this morning, after walking my kids to school and enjoying a silent cup of coffee, I went to my studio. It's been crying out for attention all summer long, and now I can sink in, listen deeply and get to work. It's been too long.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Artist Jennifer J L Jones

Jennifer J L Jones lives and works in Atlanta, GA. Her rich, emotional, energetic, abstract pieces have been speaking to me this week and I thought I'd share a few here at La Maison Boheme.

From Jennifer's Artist Statement:
Beauty is everywhere and as an artist I interpret that beauty, whether it is found in the grace of a falling leaf, the burnt edges of a flower, a kaleidoscope of cloud formations, a glass-topped lake, or millions of crushed shells along a stretch of beach. My work is both a physical manifestation of my experiences found in nature and the spiritual guidance therein. An expression of what is not only seen, but felt. Painting is for me, an intuitive process, each studio session becoming a form of meditation. Pushing ahead through process and paint, layers build symbolizing change, time, and growth. These layered glazes of color and mixed media create mood, atmosphere, and a vibration of energy unique to each viewer interacting with the final piece.

Interested in other artist I've featured?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tile Home in the California Desert

I was browsing Air BnB spaces last night and happened upon one of the most unique boho-crazy spaces I've ever seen. Every inch of this home is decorated with a bright and dizzying array of tiles. The fantastical, over-the-top decor is a kaleidoscope for the spirit. Does it borderline on insanity? Perhaps. But there is no doubt about it - you can't help but smile when looking through the photos of this space. The best part? You can stay here. If you want a one-of-a-kind experience of the desert of Twentynine Palms, California, book your room HERE.

All photos can be found at the Air BnB link below: 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Reclaiming Space

It's been a long year. My home has been turned on it's head. It's time to reclaim my life from the grasp of grief. It's time to consecrate the ground and attend to the present. My husband returns home in 2 weeks from 13 weeks away at work. My co-housing companions have moved out. And I am alone in the house to do the work. There is much healing to be done. It seems like a task that requires Hurculean effort. But this is what mothers do. We work.

Let peace begin with me.
Let peace begin with me.
Let peace begin with me.