Outdoor Art: INSA Gif-itti

Outdoor Art: INSA Gif-itti

Please accept my apologies if this might be a bit too much to look at on a monday morning.  The idea of this art is just too cool though. I’ve mentioned a few times that I think that Grafitti is a bit of a trend for gardens – certainly is to the natural backdrop for…

Hannah McVicar & Introducing the Planting Plan Library

Hannah McVicar & Introducing the Planting Plan Library

I have an idea for a new regular feature here on Studio ‘g’ that I would love to know if you like or would participate in. Above all things I want this site to be as useful and inspirational to you as it is to me.  And I also know that you all come here…

Garden Art: Dina Weiss’s Picket Fence

Garden Art: Dina Weiss’s Picket Fence

I’m hard to please when it comes to garden art.  Though not an art critic (I wouldn’t even begin to pretend I know enough about art to think I could reasonably critique) – I have strong opinions. Art should feel imaginative and expressive.  I’m pretty sure it can’t be bought on a website…because to be…

What I See When I Run – Botanical Portraits

What I See When I Run – Botanical Portraits

I’m all about distraction and happiness today, despite yesterday’s awfulness. It is the holiday season and as much as my heart breaks and tears well up at the thought of those classrooms, my reality is that my two children were not there…they are here, and they are demanding that we finish the annual cookie-baking-palooza. I…

In the Garden With: Princess Amanita & Dashka

In the Garden With: Princess Amanita & Dashka

Today  we have two ‘In the Garden’ guests….I would like to introduce you to Amanita and Dashka (Amanita’s creator).   Amanita it a percocious, plant-obsessed, princess who’s style runs towards the dangerous and dark (and after reading her story – I am sure you and your favorite child will want to meet her). Dashka Slater who…

Driftwood Lily Stump Stool

Driftwood Lily Stump Stool

This beautifully embellished piece of driftwood caught my eye today.   The piece was created by Bellawillow, in collaboration with Elwood Designs  and was made from a piece of driftwood collected after the nearby Ohio River flooded. Wood burning, used creatively to make patterns and gorgeous designs in unexpected places seems quite trendy lately don’t you…

DIY Sun Print Napkins

DIY Sun Print Napkins

Quick! before the long days are truly gone for another six months.  Capture the beauty of seed heads, and grass tops, pods, twigs and leaves so you can savor them through the winter. We’ve seen some beautiful sun printing projects before…but this one seems managable; in fact, entirely doable and something that will be so rewarding during the longer darker…

Cut Grass Art by Steve Messam

Cut Grass Art by Steve Messam

I’m really having a tough time getting back to my normal rhythm after vacation.  Does that happen to you? It doesn’t help that in addition I have been working feverishly on the next issue of Leaf (did you read the summer issue?)  that will come out in September and (..and this is just as big…) my little…

Weekend Things

Weekend Things

  My MIL and FIL arrive from CA tonight, so this mothers day weekend will be especially mother-ly.   I am particularly grateful for this visit as it will allow me to depart for London next week knowing that my family will not have to endure the stress of a missing mom, chauffeur, chef, laundress, dog…

Mixing Botanical and Anatomical Art – Utilitarian Franchise Pillows and Graphics

Following up on my earlier post— these are some of the great original graphics that Tin prints on his canvas pillows and canvases. (available at his Etsy site) I have no explanation for my attraction to botanical art mixed with anatomical or skeletal drawings….but it has been a consistent obsession for some time now.   Whatever,…