Curiology is a little funky company founded by visual artist Alie Ward. Originally from San Francisco, Ms. Ward reluctantly relocated to Los Angeles five years ago, and has become known for both her apparel line and her paintings.
Are you familiar with Peacock Garden? I cannot stop staring at these wonderful animals with such personalities! I feel like I am on the farm. Cari Humphry is a native of Arkansas, a wife, and a Mom of two preschoolers. She squeezes in her love of painting between the two. She loves the old and forgotten. She also loves painting those creatures that are a warm, comfortable & often stinky, part of her backdrop of Arkansas- cows. This original acrylic painting called Early Risers measures 18 by 24 on Gallery Wrapped canvas. This piece has wonderful earth tones throughout.
“Daybreak” is an original painting of a rooster on Gallery Wrapped canvas as well. The soothing color scheme in the background is a wonderful backdrop for this feisty fellow.
Cari uses deep rich color which excites the senses. I can almost hear this rooster calling out, and I can feel those cows staring right into my eyes. Freshly painted and not overdone. Wonderful broad brushstrokes as well.
This fabulous piece called “Max and Ruby” is an original acrylic painting on stretched canvas.
Please take a peek at more of Cari’s fabulous original paintings in her shop. She adds paintings almost daily, so check back often. Thank you Cari for sharing your beautiful artistic talent with us.
Ande Cook: Once i saw a buck come out of the forest with vines trapped in his antlers. That was the inspiration for this painting.
Michelle Obama and her youngest daughter Sacha enjoyed a European Vacation in Spain recently. I thought perhaps you might like to take a virtual trip to the land of las pampas and Paso Doble, the Reino de Espana. This first item is the perfect travel tote, whether you’re roaming the streets of Barcelona, or jet-setting in Marbella, which is where the bag’s designer, Martina Masini, resides.
Crochet is definitely one of those arts that can veer into the not-hip-at-all category of the world of handmade. A toilet paper roll cover made to look like a skirt with a plastic doll on top comes to mind. This is not the case with this cool brooch by Paz of Monicacaros.
I am a collector of brooches, old and new, and this one would be a very nice addition. Monicacaros is a made-up name, but the shop has some very real treasures—including a mouse named Roberto (he is Spanish after all).
My daughter is an animal lover, and horses are at the very top of the list. She gets that from her mom. I am terribly allergic to anything with fur, but I still ride horses whenever I get the chance. Thus, anything with a horse on it always gets my attention. I found this drawing by Olga Gal especially captivating. The colors are so simple but the composition is quite beautiful.
I am certain Michelle Obama and Sasha did some shopping, with Secret Service detail in tow, of course. Maybe if they had brought something back from their trip for the conservative media, they wouldn’t have been given such a hard time for stepping foot outside of the United States. How about one of these cute, handmade, plushies by Vega Lyrae? Seems like a good gift for the childish media personalities raising a ruckus. Seriously, Spain did win the World Cup–for goodness sake, shouldn’t someone congratulate them in person?