The Philosophy of Art

The Philosophy of Art

I recently came across a beautiful quote by George Henry Lewes, an English philosopher from the 19th century. In it, he claimed “Philosophy and Art both render the invisible visible by imagination.” And as regards Art, I must agree. What is the purpose of...
How to Choose Art Jewelry

How to Choose Art Jewelry

  Earlier this week I wrote about how to streamline your jewelry box by adopting a Capsule Wardrobe plan- the Jewelry Edition. And some of you have been really excited! Excited enough that I’ve received a few emails of pictures of empty jewelry boxes- and...
5 Ways to Luxe your Life

5 Ways to Luxe your Life

It’s that lovely time of year again. Late Summer. The flowers are blooming, the birds are cheeping- and while allergies are in full force, at least our chances of pneumonia and bronchitis are greatly reduced. It was not a good winter, spring, or early summer,...
Star Fall

Star Fall

I recently had to wait with my children, and they asked me to make up a story.  About what?  I asked. After stories for the light switch, the potted plant, and my shoe they said, : About your necklace, Mommy.  This is what I told them: A thousand bedtimes ago, in a...
Design Your Statement

Design Your Statement

Do you make a Statement? Do you as a person think about what you’re telling people every day?  I’m not talking about saying, “Hi, my name is Bob.” This is a ‘little s’ statement.  No I’m talking making a...

Echoes

There’s something inherently powerful about milestones in one’s life. Birthday, Anniversary- or some other day of random importance, they make  you really focus on the time that’s passed. Often in excruciating detail, dredging up long-forgotten...

A Trip Down Art-History Lane

Last week I stumbled across a rather interesting new blog, Grace and Ivy.  What’s so interesting is that she takes her readers on a Vicarious Vacation once a week to some exotic locale. She writes so well it’s almost like being there. I’ve had so...

Thoroughly 'Thusiastic

This week’s thought-provoking whatsit took me completely by surprise. I was walking along, minding my own business, when wham out of the blue I  was remembering in vivid detail a passage from one of my favorite books, Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley. The...

Frozen Flames

Iced Geneva See more presentations by kybipix | Upload your own PowerPoint presentations Inspiration is sometimes a bolt of lightning from a new experience, or a blinding flash of insight into an everyday occurence. For me, contrary as I am, it’s most often...