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6 Things to Consider When Hanging Art

Just splurged on your first original work of art at a gallery or market. Or you’ve brought home a stunning new piece to add to your growing collection.  Now, you are wondering “where is the ideal place for hanging your art?”

Perhaps you have moved and as you are unpacking the boxes you realize that your art will look different in the new home. The colours of the walls are different. The windows face east rather than south. You’ve purchased some new furniture. The whole look of this home is unlike anywhere you have lived before. Continue reading 6 Things to Consider When Hanging Art

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The Joys of Spring Cleaning

As the snow melts – dribbling down the snow banks like an ice-cream dripping down the cone on a hot sunny day – spring cleaning is on my mind.

And as I think of sunny days, I realize that I will be spending more of my time outdoors – in the garden and playing with the children on the trampoline. So whatever doesn’t get cleaned and sorted by May will probably wait another six months. Continue reading The Joys of Spring Cleaning

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What color are you?

oriental throw pillows on bed“Red can have many meanings”, my granddaughter informed me as we drove to the skating rink. “It can stand for love and tell people that you are happy and excited or even passionate. But red can also mean anger.” Her younger sister joined the conversation, “It can also mean danger as in fire engines or stop signs.”

The conversation continued all the way to the arena while we discussed how blue is associated with sad but if you wear turquoise or cobalt blue (like their grandmother) that it can make you feel and look happy. And of course green makes us think of spring and new beginnings.  I don’t remember what triggered our conversation but it was interesting to see how quickly a five and an eleven year old could engage in the meanings associated with color – on both an emotional and physical level.

But children aren’t the only ones to be affected by color. Continue reading What color are you?