staircases of vibrant color

I like the idea of decorating staircase treads. In one of the most stunning examples, Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher worked with over 300 volunteers to create this mosaic: The 16th Avenue Tiles Steps in San Francisco The steps contain over 2,000 handmade tiles and...

finally something new

I know, I seem to have dropped off the planet.  My computer work has gotten quite busy, and the gardening season has been here for a while now.  Instead of my cozy winter mornings searching out new art online, I have been making over my perennial beds, digging grass...

world’s largest alpona

What’s an Alpona, you ask? World’s largest alpona,painted in Manik Mia Avenue on 14 April 2012 Bangladesh An Alpona is a common Indian folk art form, made of patterns meant to adorn an area for celebration. Five of Bangladesh’s leading senior artists...

metal sculpture in door county

I took a quick trip last week to Door County, Wisconsin, a much beloved summer destination for those around the Chicagoland area that yearn for the fresh, piney air of the North Woods. Door County is a seven mile finger of land that extends out from Wisconsin and into...

more on the grand palais

In my last post I blogged about the Monumenta art installation at the Grand Palais in Paris.  The art exhibitions are amazing, but the building is blog-worthy as well. The Grand Palais, Paris, France The Grand Palais was constructed in 1900 for the Universal...