Wednesday, November 5, 2014

On the Street….via Solari, Milan


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Henri Matisse The Cut-Outs….Now at the MoMA

photo-4photo-11¬†photo-12¬†¬† ¬† ¬†Unless you are a Fine Artist by trade – I think it’s rare to leave an art exhibit thinking, “i’d like to go home and try that myself.”


I was looking around in the gift shop after seeing the Matisse Cut-Out show at the MoMA, when the charming little tin glue-can above caught my eye (comes with a brush that fits perfectly in the center). Naturally, I had to get it (along with a pad of construction paper in order to rediscover my inner Matisse).vence-explore¬† ¬†I think what’s especially nice about the cut-outs exhibit is that it feels so approachable (who didn’t spend at least a couple childhood afternoons cutting and pasting together colorful sheets of paper, creating odd and abstract shapes).


Matisse used this technique to find harmony between line and color. He was able to cut directly into the painted paper and “draw with scissors” as he so smartly put it.

photo-112¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Let’s just say i’m not quite there yet with my own paper-cut-out-masterpiece but the process is simple and most importantly it’s fun.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

On the Street…..At Fendi, Milan




Tuesday, November 4, 2014

On the Street….Renata, Milan


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

On the Street….Via Moscova, Milan


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

On the Street….At Roberto Cavalli, Milan





Monday, November 3, 2014

On the Street….Via Fogazzaro, Milan


Monday, November 3, 2014

On the Street…Fifth Ave., New York


Monday, November 3, 2014

Monday Inspiration…The Shape of It All

11314_bookscan1How great are these image pairings? I found this little book (only 6 x 8 inches) at a library the other day and had to scan in some of the pages to share. ¬†11314_bookscan211314_bookscan311314_bookscan611314_bookscan7What little writing there was, was in german-so I can’t tell you too much. The title was simply “Art Deco¬†with the subtitle translating to “get shape between two”.


That translation seems rough but it’s also charmingly simple. Maybe i’m hypersensitive to the idea of matching and pairing as I work on my next book – but I can’t help but love these clever comparisons of images.¬†


I love when something so unassuming turns out to be so impactful.

Monday, November 3, 2014

On the Street….After Dolce & Gabbana, Milan