Tuesday, July 29, 2014

5 Things: Belynda Henry

One of my favorite things in this world is art, creating art on canvas is a gift that I however do not possess.   Luckily there are so many wonderful artists out there that we have a wide variety of amazing pieces to choose from when bringing art into our lives and homes.  A single piece can direct inspiration for a space or an entire home.  I love being able to share these amazingly talented people with you here and get a little incite into their lives and what drives them as creatives.  This month we have a chance to see what makes artist Belynda Henry tick.  Belynda creates amazing abstract landscape pieces full of color and life... love them!

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I don’t think I ever thought of that question when I was young, luckily I realized I   loved art at high school, so that led me to art school. Degree in Bachelor of  Visual Arts. Sydney University. Then I knew , what I wanted to be.. of course an artist.

Where do you find inspiration?

Artists. A long long list of…both  past and present.

Seeing art in homes, magazine addict!!!  And blog addict…

Colour. And colour combinations.
Light.  different  times of day and the seasons.
Creative, enthusiastic and passionate people.

And obviously THE LANDSCAPE… and the valley I live in. Dooralong Valley.

Do you work from home?  Office?  Studio?

I work from home where I have a studio attached to the house, so I am never too far away from my family. (2 girls, Chloe and Milla.) We live on 40 acres at the very end of the valley, then surrounded my national park, we can not see anyone and I love it that way.

Are you a City girl or a Country girl?

Country girl, who loves to visit the city for all the exciting things it has to offer.    Happiest in the country.

What are you reading right now?

I don’t get time to read many books. So I read as many articles on creative people as I can. Usually I paint till midnight so I have to skip the read before bed thing.

Keep up with Belynda on instagram and pinterest and see what inspires her daily!

All images via Belynda Henry

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Monday, July 28, 2014

John Derian, Provincetown

We had an amazing trip to Boston and Cape Cod last week.  It is always so inspiring to travel and see more than your little corner of the world.  I had a few destinations in mind when we went but most of the time we just made it up while we went along.  Thank you to everyone for their amazing recommendations!  There were so many wonderful things to choose from we will need to take a few more trips to get them all in. 

One stop on the top of my list was a visit to John Derian in Provincetown.   I have not been to his other shops in New York but that seemed like a world away from this little jewel.  It was full to the brim with vintage and unique pieces that made it worth every minute we drove to get there.  I have been dying to get my hands on a piece from Hugo Guinness and was able to pick one up while I was there.  The shop also has a small variety from Astier de Villatte and other collaborations John has worked on.

The exterior of the shop is framed with flowers and greenery that were just perfect.  I had not known this prior to my visit, but the shop is connected to John's summer home, which made me even more excited to be there (I promise I am not a stalker)!  It is worth the extra time to locate the shop just off the commercial center in town.


Law Street (back of 396 Commercial Street)
Provincetown, MA 02657
p. (508) 487-1362
Hours: Thursday-Tuesday 11am–7pm, Closed for lunch 1pm-2pm
Open June 12 - September 22, 2014

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

weekend wishes...

Wishing you a wonderful Saturday and weekend!

A few things that caught my eye this week while I was traveling...

I fell for these little Sperry Top-siders while I was in Cape Cod..
I practically live in jeans most of the time these are my new favorites and were perfect on the plane.
Having a chance to visit one of my dream stores was high on my list..  more to come on that next week but we can oogle his site and home while we wait!

Happy weekend!

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