Hearth with works by Brenda Sylvester, Fiona Dempster, Barry Smith, Unknown Vermont Marble Carver and Doug Hoover
One of the best things about living here in Vermont in such a spacious and nicely laid out apartment is that Brian and I can finally properly display some of the beautiful works that we have acquired over the past couple of years thanks to friendships with fellow artists, many of them met right here on Blogger. All arrived as gifts or exchanges and form the core of what I hope will be a growing collection of original art, one we could not otherwise afford.
Gabriella’s studio with view of works by Fiona D and Doug H
I have always felt that the décor of a living space is a direct reflection and extension of the occupants. Even during lean times when I have not been able to fill my home with the furnishings and decorative touches of my dreams, that very shabbiness had something to say about who I was, how I lived, and what my priorities were. I suppose this is a variation on the belief that you can tell someone by the company they keep. This week instead of me telling you something about myself, I thought I’d share some images of some of my new daily companions (who are all actually old friends) and let them do the talking.
Closeup of “Flight” by Fiona D above and “Soaking it In” by Doug H below
Gabriella’s studio with view of work by Momo Luna
Mantle with view of works by Manon Doyle and more Momo Luna in the distance
“Island. Light. Night.” Doug Hoover again, this time in the living room - he's everywhere!
Purple couch with photograph by Crissant – we promise to frame and hang this soon!
Bowl by Barry Smith
In the bedroom: Unnamed (although the title “Smidge” has been considered) by Saba Tekle
To anyone out there whose work I omitted – my apologies. To anyone out there who would like to help increase the Mirollo Sylvester Collection, we love a good barter! May you all have a happy weekend.