to celebrate the publication of my new book


Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.

This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.

The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Colorful Greg Irvine - Kindred Spirit

Popping in today on this gray November day to to say hi to brighten your day with this fabulous video by Paris Thompson I found via The Design Files (an Australian design blog). If you can't get the player to watch, here is the Vimeo link.  (I have read via my friend Louise of Lines of Beauty that sometimes videos embedded on blogs do not play on tablets and phones - if anyone has any idea how to fix this I would love to know! Want to keep all of you happy.)

I could move into this place. It is the home of artist Greg Irvine who has been collecting since the 1960's. And collect he has. The colors and the combinations are so stimulating. Those sketchbooks. Gorgeous. Read the article on The Design Files here. You can sign up for a daily email from The Design Files which I quite enjoy. Here is one of Greg's paintings. You can probably guess why I am very taken with this one.

Greg has a show opening at The Hawthorne Gallery November 8th. I would love to see it. Too bad I live on the wrong continent. Click here for more information and lots of photos of his colorful work. Awesome! Thank you TDF.


Anonymous said...

What a great post, you made my day! Love this man and his esthetic.

Loco Lindy said...

Wow, what a feast for the eyes! I have a somewhat more minimalist bent (and I adore my technology!), but I still really enjoyed seeing his art and lifestyle. And those sketchbooks-drool! You always share the most interesting things, thank you.

bitten78 said...

What a great home. While I do like concrete countertops one modern lines I love to balance that with a great big farmhouse sink! I've always been a sucker for woodbeam ceilings, plush window seats, and could live happily ever after in a little pillow filled reading and knitting loft. Thanks for always sharing such beautiful things. Oh, and for videos~on my iPhone they don't show up in the email, but I can view them from the blog no problem as long as I know it's there I open the email to read online.

Gerri said...

Thanks for the fun post. The videos show and then run on my iPhone 4s directly from the blog post. My iOS is 8.1.