watercolor circles

With Flying Colors

Watercolor pigment tubes Each individual color is a universe in itself. Johannes Itten When I look around, I register color first. Before form, before faces, really. Like most artists, I formally studied color theory, read Josef Albers and Johannes Itten and played with paint chips, but the natural world has always been my best teacher, both on the canvas and in how I design my home and gardens.  In the studio, I field a lot of questions about color. People tell me how they fear some colors or worry about breaking the rules. What rules? The first principle to understanding…

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Isa’s Journal

blue and earth toned journals with pencils

Paper Pusher

“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I…

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Gifts in Kind

Fi and Bai “Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting.” Brian Tracy Every…

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The Studio

a young woman standing in a mountain meadow with a blue and white graphic patterned wrap around skirt and a white t shirt with hair blowing in the wind

Wraparound Style

Seventies style celebrated the elegance of the wrap. Diane von Furstenburg launched her classic wrap…

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