Saturday, May 14, 2022

MY SPRING GARDEN PATH

Outside my kitchen door is my garden path that meanders down to our back yard.  This is the view when you look up from below.

VIEW FROM THE BACK YARD

 The azalea is in full bloom.

AZALEA IN FULL BLOOM

The bumble bee loves the azalea.

BUMBLE BEE ON AZALEA

There's a level area outside the kitchen door before the sloping path begins.  You can see part of the pergola at the bottom.

PATH AND PERGOLA

This year we added the bird bath.  It's a sentimental feature.  My father-in-law created it many years ago.  We rescued it from my in-law's yard. 

AREA OUTSIDE MY KITCHEN DOOR

I love the modern-looking bird bath.

VINTAGE BIRD BATH

I've had this metal arch for many years.  It's always had clematis climbing up and over it.  


I just had to share the close-ups of the spectacular blooms.




How does your garden grow?   I'd love to see your Spring blooms.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Framing Artwork With Over-Sized Mats

My question to you is:  Why do mats and the framed artwork they surround have to be in proportion?  When the mat totally overwhelms the art, the mat becomes art too.  An over-sized mat also calls attention to the art it frames.  Check out these images and see if you agree.

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Grouping the framed art makes it even more dramatic.

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One of my favorite designers is Celerie Kemble.  Of course she uses black frequently, which totally endears her to me.  But look at the cover of her book.  Not just black but over-sized mats and furniture with hooves.  I couldn't love her more.

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Let me know if your next framing project will have a large mat.