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“Fun is the goal, Love is the way, Truth is the path.” Vic Baranco, phd These heart pins are for the upcoming : Indie Craft Experience, Wedding day hooray Today, the magical wedding of Kate & Will, royalty we can actually … Continue reading
Today a busy and gratifying day in the studio, also working with printing labels for my ‘heart art’ artist jewelry pins, a work in progress. Judi Knight at New Tricks is working on launching new website for me : RubySlippersStudio.net that … Continue reading
I’ve been up since early morning, in the stillness, time in the studio produces focus and clarity. I’ve been re-reading Love is letting go of fear, by Gerald Jampolsky, M.D., I intuitively turn toward his words, thinking of the contrast: simplicity of stillness and … Continue reading
What a glorious Easter Day here in Atlanta. If Easter represents re-birth, this day does it justice. Last night I saw the Documentary, “I Am”, written and directed by Tom Shadyac, also the director of numerous successful hollywood comedies, such as Bruce Almighty. … Continue reading
Custom order floorcloths in process
My friend and colleague Sharman Colosetti, was visiting yesterday, we are doing a peer study series on EFT, I love learning with Sharman, she has an innate curiosity about life, a wise woman. Sharman was asking me about the story behind this … Continue reading
This is a painting I did for my friend Judi Knight, Popeye’s quote is perfect for her painting title. Why? She IS who she IS. She is a Renaissance woman with many careers, therapist, designer, builder, mom, currently, Urban Oasis bed n’ breakfast & New … Continue reading
I have just completed this piece which I began in 1985. Many times I will work on a painting for years, I get to a point where it needs time, yes sometimes years. A metaphor actually for my life, that being … Continue reading
I’m often asked what is the difference between my floor cloths, wall hangings, and paintings. Often there is no difference other than the floor cloths can be used and the floor and mounted on the walls as well. I wanted an art form that could be easily used in homes and offices as well as traditional art settings. At the time nearly all the stretched canvas paintings I was doing were suited for museums and galleries primarily, they were large and sometimes related the art community. I wanted my artwork to also be ‘used’ utilitarian. Probably the primary difference in my paintings and floor cloths is the floor cloths were designed to be responsive to my clients, to the exact colors they wanted, forms, to have meaning to them personally, concurrently my particular style/expression. Lastly, I really wanted to collaborate with my clients, to have an exchange that would also come through the work.
View Ruby Slippers Studio at the Indie Craft Experience: Wedding Day Hooray event an Indie Wedding marketplace painting: The Color Purple After doing this painting I also did several floor cloths useing similar imagery/theme.
Ruby Slippers Studio at the Indie-dependent Decatur
Callahan McDonough describes her ruby slippers studio for an artist studio showcase at the indie-pendent in Decatur, GA. via callahan mcdonough’s ruby slippers studio.
Ruby Slippers Studio. Custom Floor Cloths & Wall Hangings
Julie Northey at 4:14pm April 21 Hi Callahan, even tho I love the visual concept, does it “bother you” in any way that people “step onto” your art? (being on the floor as a cloth..feet, shoes…germs…etc….) I think that’s something … Continue reading
Judi Knight of New Tricks, shares a mod pair of Ruby Slippers while consulting with me on a new blog design. It turns out that I was able to show Judi a New Trick about posting a blog post to … Continue reading
Sherry is my longtime friend of 18 yrs. She has what we artists call a ‘good eye’. Often she is the helpful art critic I need to call on to decide if a piece is complete or not. She has … Continue reading
Hugs n’ Kisses for : Sherry
This is my Irish Sister Kate, I recently was at her house, the beautiful home of Kate & Lillie. I had not been there in awhile and it was a treat to get a good visit in with my dear … Continue reading
I’m forwarding you a wonderful website with beautiful art created by my Irish sister, Callahan McDonough. You may have seen several of Callahan’s pieces on my floors and walls. What I love most about Callahan’s work is that the longer … Continue reading
Wedding Gifts Floor Cloths back of new postcard.
I had a fun and creative day collaborating with Mike Tarnower to design the new postcard promoting wedding floor cloths. This is the front. Also available are from myself & Mike are wedding invitations, place cards, bridesmaid gifts. WeddingsByDesign Tarnower … Continue reading
Karen & Ken’s wedding gift: Artisian Crafted Floor Cloth Continue reading
Light of Spring Last bits of cold, wintry weather exert itself. Spring begins to flirt. Again she unfolds. First the tease, to see if we remember, trust.
Judy Clements & Judi Knight of : New Tricks Might not be clear in first and final photos, but very diffferent floorcloth from first. Good to see completion and in place in Judy’s beautiful kitchen.
The inspiration for this FloorCloth came from a set of beautiful tea towels from Anthropology that Judy Clements found on an expidition for cabinet knobs.
Kitchen: Creative Endeavors FloorCloth: Ruby Slippers Studio Photography: Joe Stewards
handpainted floorcloths wallhangings & more Floorcloths date back to the 1700’s. they were produced by artisans to add color to their homes and keep drafts from coming up through wood floors. They have made a resurgence in modern times as … Continue reading
This floorcloth ‘New Stripes’ will soon have a home of Judy Clements, in the kitchen/great room. Judy is an interesting woman who is involved in the arts and theatre in Atlanta. Her home is full of wonderful objects d’art from around the world, with a generous representation of Atlanta artists. She has what we artists call a good ‘eye’. Its difficult for me to concentrate on anything but the art, it keeps calling to me “look at me” “look at me”,”spend time here, here”. My floorcloth will be in good company. My friend Judi Knight, recently did her Kitchen Art Magic on Judy Clements kitchen, like a good symphony conductor, the kitchen works well with all its surrounding elements. Total fun and gratifying for me to do this piece. Continue reading