We are currently putting together our plan for Artsyism 2017. So far there will be a wonderful brunch, catered by Gray House Pies on Larchmere. The brunch will benefit The Hue Jackson Foundation. And as always, the many artists who participated in the past and new ones to create an Artsyism event to benefit Autism Speaks. Live music, good food, art, beautiful grounds and hosted by Shari Loveman Goldberg, Andria Young, Andrea Wedren and Donald Bingham Schmidt.
In the course of daily events, I never think about what I'm wearing tomorrow or the next day. I mostly just grab things and run with it. Thank you to Allison Carey for recognizing me in her wonderful article. Click here to read.
My shadow self in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, looking out over the Atlantic Ocean, behind me the famous Dolles Saltwater Taffy Shop... New design project, a custom vacation home in Rehoboth Beach. Imagine yourself, family, and friends spending a week or two in a brand new tastefully appointed beautiful home. As the project develops, more will be revealed! This magnificent home will be available for vacation rental this summer. Wait until you see the landscape, pool, and garden. SPECTACULAR!
Wow! Recently I took my crew to Las Vegas to work on a project. We had 5 days including travel time to execute a number of changes to a client's getaway. We demo'd, built, prepped, and installed floors, walls, new lighting, furnishings, including a contemporary light sculpture above the sofa, and not the least, the ceiling from the Sistine Chapel, well... actually a mural and an outrageous chandelier with 85 golfball sized crystal balls. I designed a port-hole wall and an Asian inspired detail for above the entrance to the terrace garden overlooking the city and the mountains. More will be done next trip, but a great start. Some days don't get any better!
Needing a little break, a bit of refreshment? Then saunter into Joss Boutique at Eton for a quick pick me up. All the new fashion and accessories are arriving for spring. Indulge in vibrant colors. SPRING cheer arriving daily!!!
Most days are similar, a lot of running around, meeting with clinents, finding the right elements, etcetera !
Wool and Willow, a needle point boutique on Fairmount Blvd. in Cleveland Heights, is a delighitful place to visit! Beautiful threads in silk and wool, Exquisite colors, and original one of a kind needlepoint patterns. The staff is knowledgeable and very friendly; I think of them as "bitchin' stitchers". C'mon, let's visit the store...
3475 Fairmount Blvd.
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
Tues. – Fri. : 11:00-5:00
Sat. : 11:00-4:00
Needlepoint is very relaxing and yet a challenging and rewarding hobby. Below is a picture of some of the current pieces I have been working on:
Recently while on a flight to Los Angelos, needling away in my very uncomfortable seat, I heard a young boy ask his dad, "What is that man doing?". To my suprise his Father's response was, "He might be a football player!", refering to Rosey Grier, well-known football player AND needlepointer. (See pictures below!)
Here's to the ladies who lunch bunch!
Recently, friend and designer Johanna Pockar introduced me to my talented new friends, Sue and Kim, at Metheny Weir Painted Finishes (on Larchmere, in Cleveland).
I invited them all for lunch and we put our best faces on
for the festive Halloween salon!
The Victorian Masks were really quite fun.
But the story continues...
When I first was introduced to Metheny Weir...I had a crazy idea...
I had two chairs that I wanted to give second lives to.
... and after meeting them and convincing them it might work...
I wanted to also bring their unique process to light.
They were a little shy but game!
We got together and recorded a couple short videos...
Watch them turn two chairs of mine into
dream pieces, with Chalk Paint.
V O I L A!
Be sure to check out the link below to see what Metheny Weir is up to now.
At dinner the other night, Negative comments were made regarding Severance Town Center and the surrounding area. And it blew my mind... because I happen to know it is a wonderful neighborhood. It is the people who make the difference.
Not only do I live in the area but earlier that week while putting together a copy/print project at Office Max with Cyndi, my go-to-gal: kind - professional - knowledgeable.
So, "could I take your picture because you have been so great!?"
The answer was.......
Cynthia (Copy & Print Supervisor) at Office Depot/Office Max!
...don't know what all the fuss is about with ladies like Cynthia .. it is all good!
Office Depot/Office Max (@ Severance Town Center)
3462 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights OH 44118