Monday, September 30, 2013

Jewel Tones Painting for Fall!

Jewel tones are most exciting in the fall. I'm pumped about these tones that I'm using for a fall commission and am gathering all sorts of inspiration! I like the crisp white against these rich hues to make them really pop. I'm looking forward to painting up a bejeweled piece! 

Images found on my Color board on Pinterest

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fall Decorating: The Buffet & The Island

Fall is heeeeere! It has been so refreshing to walk outside and feel the crisp air and start to smell wood fires and best of all, gathering up ye pumpkins to decorate the house! I've been playing around with my mom's accessories this week decorating her buffet and her island for autumn. One of my current favorite views is through her kitchen doorway into her entry hall. Gets me every time. Is there a sticky note on the back of that buffet with my name on it ? Perhaps, perhaps... Happy fall, Y'all!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Monday Mornings: Painterly Insight From Icon Elaine de Kooning

Elaine de Kooning has to be one of my favorite artists- I mean, look at her. The woman was fierce. Do not mess with the de Kooning. She would take your brush and show you who's boss in 3.2 seconds (this is my favorite piece she did). An abstract expressionist/ figurative expressionist, Elaine continues to leave a legacy of jaw dropping work and studying her work inspires me to grow daily as an artist. I love this quote of hers, one that I am chewing on this Monday morning... 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Color Crushin' + Inspiration Sources

Sources: Lululu | The Glitter Guide

I'm finding some color inspiration in peaches and neutrals today. The weather is on the dreary side and these two gals are brightening my day! I'm gonna go paint some shades of peach. Hope you have the loveliest of Fridays! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

HB Feature on Cottage and Vine Today!

Image credit: Cottage and Vine

Image Credit: Cottage and Vine

 Rene Zieg is quite the interior designer and her blog, Cottage and Vine, features some of the loveliest interior spaces that she has designed.  She shows us how to add art to a dining room nook today and was kind enough to do a feature on HB paintings as part of today's post. Thanks, Rene!! Love that gorgeous dining room!! 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Casual Friday Attire

Ahhhhhhhhhhh. Friday!!!!! No matter what the day holds, it just feels good 'cause it's the end of the week and we get to do what we want tomorrow! Fridays, for me, feel like jeans and a white shirt kinda day. Don't really know why. I think I set this standard in third grade. My favorite blue jeans and white shirt combo definitely boosted my stringy haired buck toothed little self confidence well into the fourth grade for sure... So, here's to confidently owning today and the weekend!

Image Credits: White Button Down and Jorts  |  Leopard Flats/ Skinny Jeans

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Cocktails & Art: Clementines

HB Painting featured: "Clementine" 6 x6  $47.50

Clementines are typically a winter fruit, but on a squelcher of a "fall" day like today, anything citrus is calling my name! I'd pair this cocktail with none other than the namesake "Clementine." She comes in a 6" x 6" mini version and is sure to cool you off in her tones of clementine, tangerine and aqua. For cocktail inspiration, check out this delicious beverage from Two Tarts.  Hope it fizzles your sizzle today!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Monday Morning: Doggone it...

Image credit: The wonderful, the amazing, Kenneys
These two... Penny and Gandolf, the Coon dog and the Pyrenees, are the best of friends and they couldn't be any more different. Penny's a wild spaz and Gandolf is a lumbering Abominable Snowman, but my favorite thing in the world is to watch them play together and wish I could lounge about all day and play too! My insanely talented brother-in-law, Philip Kenney captured this image of them last week and I can't get enough of it! It's spicing up my Monday morning and I hope yours too!!!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A very happy Friday, indeed!!!! I'm so excited about all the new paintings that launched on the site today that I am giving away two $50 gift certificates!! Head over to my Facebook page and comment on your favorite painting(s) and tell me where you'd put it in your home. Share the link, and you can double your chances of winning!! Good luck! I'll announce the winner Monday Morning!

Happy Friday!!

Image Source: The Glitter Guide

Today is the day to grab a doughnut, make that Starbucks run, and wear something extra spiffy for no other reason than that it's Friday!!! The happiest of Fridays to you!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

There's an Elephant Egg in My Purse

 Keys, check. Wallet, check, Phone, check. Gloss, check, check. Ostrich egg, check. Yep, ready to leave the zoo.

No, I did not steal this (although a midnight jaunt to the ostrich pen to sneak off eggs would have been college Hillary's idea of a night out). The Memphis Zoo gave some local artists these eggs to paint for an upcoming auction to raise funds for the elephant exhibit.
Thank you, Horton Hears a Who, or whatever Dr. Seuss imagery of an elephant hatching from an egg that is forever implanted into my thought pattern because I keep referring to this as an elephant egg. It's an ostrich egg for the elephant exhibit and I can't get it straight. Thanks, brain.

My deadline is September 16th. Help me brain storm!! What would look really awesome on this, because I want to win!!!!!!!!! Win what? There's no prize! But I want to win!  Thoughts???