January 31, 2008

More Lovely Hearts 2 beauty!

jessica gonacha

abigail halprin

sandy gordon
Just a quick post here to show and tell some more of the beauty here at the gallery. Mixed media by Jessica Gonacha, watercolor painting by Abigail Halprin, jewelry beaded broach by Sandy Gordon - Even more to see - all here at the shop.

January 30, 2008

Sylvie Godel

Over at the fabulous Happy Cavalier I was introduced to Sylvie Godel's work. All I can say is WOW! I am speechless and in love with yet another lovely piece of ceramic work. The fiber additions are simply perfection. Investigate her beautiful site here.

Albina McPhail + flossy-p

flossy-p tiger hug watercolor 8x10 inches

albina mcphail mixed media maybe sweet 10x10 inches
Two days to go and the gallery is filling up with lots of "lovely hearts" for our second annual charity exhibition to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Here are two entries - Albina McPhail's "Maybe Sweet" mixed media painting and flossy-p's TigerHug. Go see some more - all previewed at the shop. More to be added today!

January 29, 2008

Paris Marais Bakery

Paris Marais Bakery, originally uploaded by threelayercake.
Just click on over through the photo to see a flickr full of beauty from Kristina from Three Layer Cake. This makes me want to hop a flight and enjoy a baugette and bowl of cafe au lait!

Lovely Hearts 2

momento card from Cally, originally uploaded by artstreamstudios.

Cally sent over a packet of lovely hearts cards she made and included this beautiful cut paper card for me. I have been marveling at her work for sometime and it's a thrill to have her beautiful work in my hand.
More work going up into the shop today for the event on Friday night.
Click through to flickr to see this card of Cally's open a bit so the light comes through the cuttings. Thank you Cally!

January 28, 2008

Monday bread day!

enlarge to view spices... heh
A little diversion from traditional visual art this morning - the art of baking bread!
My husband Rainer is quite into bread making. In fact, he has been so prolific that we are a little overloaded - so I made some apple bread pudding this morning for a treat this afternoon.
Here's the recipe - it's so easy:
Take a half a loaf of crusty white bread - (challah is my home made choice)
Cube it into small 1/2 inch pieces. Butter a 9 inch deep pie plate or cake pan well and place the cubes in layers up to the rim. In a bowl beat 4 eggs and a cup and a half of milk until frothy. Add a 1/2 cup of sugar, three tablespoons of cinnamon and generous gratings of fresh nutmeg. (I also add cardamom as I love that!) Into the mixture add a cup of chunky applesauce. Stir until blended and pour over the bread in the pan. Lightly fold together and bake for 35 minutes at 350F.

January 25, 2008


bluebird visit 12x18 watercolor on arches #140
A painting from last summer...the tale has already been told. Over at IF there are more stories to hear. Or in my earlier post today which includes a podcast interview with Megan Bogonovich.
Happy weekend friends. Stay warm!

Podcast with Megan Bogonovich

Last Sunday, on the way back from returning our daughter to college, we stopped by Megan's studio to record this little podcast, complete with a slideshow - photos courtesy of Chloe and Rainer So here it is without further ado. Enjoy!
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January 24, 2008

Winter White

down the street, originally uploaded by artstreamstudios.

Following in the footsteps of Cally's white posts and Shari's winter whites I thought I would show you a photo of our street from this winter. It has snowed four more times since this shot on 28 Dec. Yesterday there was a flock of robins - yes robins - outside the window. Global warming is here my friends. Tonight is going to be -15, where do they go?
Still editing the giggly podcast with Megan. Bear with me. It's good one.

January 22, 2008

Koi lamps

Oh I have a BIG thing for Koi fish. Big I tell you. So when I saw these koi lamp lovelies over at Ullabenulla's site, well, I just had to share. Click here for more info on the artist Elaine Hanowell.
Her fish are simply swimmy

Artist Interviews + podcasts

I have been working on getting a few fun interviews together this week, and tomorrow we will kick them off with a podcast interview with Megan Bogonovich! Sunday night I stopped by her
Concord, NH studio and we had a little chat. Above are a few sneak peek photos from her newest WIP and tomorrow we will post the fully edited podcast from that visit. Meanwhile, Lovely Hearts poured in yesterday and I am busy getting them up into the shop this week, and over at my flickr. Check them out, there are some beautiful love related works with more to come!

January 18, 2008

Siren Song by Megan Bogonovich

Megan Bogonovich's work was a huge hit at Art Miami's special exhibition - Fragiles. It is going further though- it's in Europe now, starting with Belgium - on display at Gallery 113:

With the success of the Fragiles exhibition at Design Miami 07, we're happy to announce that the inspiring collection travels to Belgium for it’s first European show hosted by Quinze & Milan’s Gallery 113 in Kortrijk. For those of you who didn't make it over to Miami, we hope to see you in Belgium!

February 15 – 24, 2008
Gallery 113, Walle 113, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
Vernissage: February 15, 19:00 – 22:00
Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 17:00,
Saturday – Sunday, 14:00 – 18:00

Wouldn't it be nice to quaff a nice heavy Belgian brew and take in the sights?


the mysterious cell 6x6 inches mixed media on cradled board
It has snowed so much here in the past month, everything (as beautiful as it is in snow), looks plain. Which fits the IF prompt today. With the addition of rain today, came this artwork. A bit more later this afternoon too... Remember, there is still time to get your art work in for Lovely Hearts! Click the heart in the sidebar for more info.

January 17, 2008


Collages are always part of my repertoire when working with children or on my own. Here are a couple of links to making some special ones with your favorite child or yourself - one I found over at Bloesom and a post I wrote today at whip up. Happy cutting!

January 16, 2008

Unfinished and Unpublished

Marta from Studio Matador from Melbourne, Australia contacted me with this project/product which i find beguiling! (see definition #3 of Websters : to while away especially by some agreeable occupation - meet Unfinished and Unpublished
Yes, a diversion folks, a beautiful diversion! These collaborations between artists of limited edition notebooks are simply wonderful. Their collection is inspired by the philosophy of Wabi Sabi and - the best part - the impermanent and incomplete nature of the notebooks allows the end user to instill their own aesthetic and inspiration to finish what has remained unfinished.
Meticulously sewn bindings on hand made books are a true weakness of mine and these bindings are just that. Simply beautiful. I can see these being used in so many different applications. Want to see more? Just visit their studio site right here. Thanks Marta!

January 15, 2008

Joseph Blajda

Up Late by Joesph Blajda. I have always loved Joe's sense of color and have admired his work in our gallery, other galleries and of course my own walls at home for years.
Here is a sneak peek of things to come for artstream's 5th (!) anniversary show in April. Joe and I have been friends for almost 30 years and I am so pleased to announce that he and Megan Bogonovich will be featured in our 5th anniversary exhibition entitled "At Home" This is one of the pieces which will appear along with a multitude of others - and Megan's sculptures. They have been working hard for months and perhaps next week we will get a little peek into Megan's studio along with an interview.

January 14, 2008


mimi kirchners tattooed bearded man

ulla milbath's porcelain tattooed woman
Over at Doll and Ullabenulla I found two women working their magic with "tattoos". Different, but on the same vein I find these beauties irresistable! Mimi and Ulla have many lovely pages to browse - go take a look if you haven't already. It's snowing again here. Lots of snow. We call it winter in New England, sometimes with superlatives added. Now where did we stash the shovel?

January 10, 2008


upon-air, originally uploaded by artstreamstudios.

Just a little peek of a new series I have started called atmosphere.
I will continue to add to this set at my flickr and from time to time show them to you here as well. This is the first 8x8 inch oil on birch panel.

It's a very busy day here at the gallery, so this is just a shortie post. I will be back tomorrow with lots of goodies to share. Keep those Lovely Hearts 2 pouring in. This weekend we will be putting them into the shop for a "preview". Here's to a little thaw in January - not that I am thrilled about 60F in January, but the negative numbers were starting to get old fast. Enjoy the day!

January 09, 2008

something sweet

something sweet, originally uploaded by artstreamstudios.

From etsy shop: zuzu's petals. i am not a big collector of anything, except art. but i am so attracted to red mushrooms with polkadots, tiny things and well white. she just was screaming at me from afar. now she sits quietly on my tiny shelf. I can't think of anything that is quite so perfect as she. Don't you agree?

January 08, 2008

Seen and Unseen, Scene II

mary bullock paintings

small screen by judith heller cassell

down the gallery on left

further down the gallery on left

corner of the shopping cubes

Adam Pearson's sculpture

shelves full of goodies

painting by Mary Bullock
More art on a brighter photo day from Seen and Unseen. Do plan a stop by if you are in the neighborhood! Click all photos for large views.

Scenes from Seen and Unseen I

judith's large woodcuts in the front.

shot of the opening

amber lavalley

amber and patrons getting an explaination of the sisters

Wall of Judith, sculpture of Adam's

amber lavalley

judith heller cassell

amber and judith

amber lavalley

judith heller cassell + adam pearson

edibeth farrington monotypes
There are so many more shots I have to take today for you all as finally the sun has come out! It's been grey and nasty here for weeks it seems, so today we are finally able to shoot some more. Stay tuned for part II. But as promised here are some shots from our new exhibition.

January 07, 2008

Tyler Lotz Ceramics

Anyone who knows me, knows I am crazy about ceramics. I dabble a bit myself, and enjoy mud immensely. Through the fabulous Bibbi I found Tyler Lotz. The above photo is but one of his many beautiful works. Such a pop of inspiration for a Monday morning!