Thursday, February 28, 2013

Gather Round

Grouping all your faves together - a gallery wall is hard to beat when done right. Hang your frames at eye level, not too far below or above leaving at least 12 inches of wall to the ceiling. Space your pieces so there is about 2-3 inches between frames. Use frames that are similar in style, they don't all have to be the exact same.  Notice that just one thing unites the gallery in all these examples like below they are all black frames of various widths, sizes and mattings. Keep it interesting! Add other items like small mirrors and decorative objects that give more dimension. And if it all scares you then grab a piece of transparent paper and outline the frames and cut to size, tape it to the wall, and continue this process with all the frames until your whole gallery is hanging on the wall in paper. Adjust the arrangement to fit your liking, peeling the tape as you go. Once it looks right add the nails,  hang the frames over the paper and then pull the paper down ripping the nail hole.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Elephants on Parade

 Banksy caused a stir when he painted an elephant as art for a piece called "The elephant in the room". Want to dive headlong in the world of street art watch the documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop. It will make your head spin.

Monday, February 25, 2013

My two cents - Oscar fashion

 Killed it!
Some argued she looked like a superhero - she IS a superhero. 75 years old. 
"One, two, three, four
Get your booty on the dance floor.
Work it out, shake it little momma
Let me see you do the Jane Fonda
 That bright yellow stood out amongst all the nude and black.

 Sadly missing from the telecast and red carpet were two incredibly talented ladies with some serious fashion pow. Cate Blanchett - your absence did not go unnoticed.

 And Helen Mirren. Talk about a role model for some these younger actresses she is blessed with skill and nuance on the screen and is always spot on in her fashion choices.

And one of my all time favorites Reese in Valentino - the dress of my dreams! Perfectly executed from the hair to the handbag. Circa 2002.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013