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Sunday Bouquet: Still Life with Sunflower and Mandarin Oranges

Still Life With Sunflower Mandarin Parsley

Photo by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot

Just a little burst of sunshine from a tableau on my table down in Florida back in December.

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ARTmonday: Natsumi Hayashi Levitation Photos

When I have time, I like to get lost inside art websites. During one such journey, I started collecting images of women floating. Last night, I was poking around for more photos to add to the collection of floating female figures, when I came across an entire such series on Artsy, by Japanese-based photographer, Natsumi Hayashi.

Natsumi Hayashi, who lives in Tokyo with two cats (that’s pretty much all she listed in her bio), documents levitating self-portraits on her website  Yowayowa Camera (“yowayowa” means “weak” or “feeble” in Japanese). She also gives a bit of explanation of how she achieves this feat, though it was too technical for me to really get it. (I’m so not mechanically inclined, which puts a damper on my own photography skills.)

These levitating self-portraits are a lot of fun. I love her cute outfits and varied settings, from urban transportation centers to verdant fields. She seemed to do them practically daily back in 2011, not sure what she’s up to now. . .

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Natsumi Hayashi, Today’s Levitation: 04-14-2011

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Natsumi Hayashi, Today’s Levitation: 04-29-2011

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Natsumi Hayashi, Today’s Levitation: 05-19-2011

 Natsumi Hayashi, Today’s Levitation: 05-21-2011

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Natsumi Hayashi, Today’s Levitation: 06-23-2011

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Natsumi Hayashi, Today’s Levitation: 06-22-2011

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Natsumi Hayashi, Today’s Levitation: 01-11-2011

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Natsumi Hayashi, Today’s Levitation: 04-27-2011

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Natsumi Hayashi, Today’s Levitation: 05-03-2011

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Natsumi Hayashi, Today’s Levitation: 06-15-2011

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Natsumi Hayashi, Today’s Levitation: 06-20-2011

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Natsumi Hayashi, Today’s Levitation: 05-31-2011

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ARTmonday: 12 Retro Style Campers

Everywhere you turn there’s a vintage retro camper, or glamping scene. Granted the two are totally different, but still, two sides of the same coin. While I could be convinced to glamp, you won’t catch me in a camper, ’50s style chic or otherwise. I am, however, charmed by some of the images. I also kinda love the idealization of the old-fashioned camping trip, in artwork mind you, not in real life, thank you very much.

A few months ago Rise Art asked me to curate a summer-themed art collection—”Summer Is Coming“—which features some camp and road trip inspired artwork. One of my favorites from that collection is this first piece, a technicolor blur of a family camp scene.

I searched for other similar images, but wound up finding illustrations mostly vintage campers, so I figured I’d just go with it.

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Camping  •  Jack Addis  •  Rise Art

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Camper & Mountains  •  Amy Lighthall  •  Etsy

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Camper Trailer RV  •  Cece & Coco  •  Etsy

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Camp Hawk  •  J. Austin Ryan  •  Etsy

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Campfire Retro American Landscape  •  Jazzberry Blue  •  Etsy

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Camper  •  Tom Hammick  •  Art.sy

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Happy Camper  •  Susanna Jarian  •  Etsy

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Vintage Camper  •  Paper and Canvas  •  Etsy

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Vintage Camper •  Just Print It

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VW Camper  •  Wyatt Design  •  Society 6

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Wallowa  •  Rachel Austin  •  Etsy

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Boler Camper  •  O’Reilly Ink  •  Etsy

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ARTmonday: 15 Bicycle Artworks

No deep thoughts today, or even particularly serious artwork. Just some fun images of bicycles. Over the weekend it was almost warm enough, by Boston standards (and by that I mean it was over 40 degrees and sunny), to think about getting my bike down from its hanging place and going for a ride on the Esplanade. I settled for a walk It’s wet and muddy, with dirty, frozen mounds of snow still scattered, but I’m hopeful. For now (unless I become a different person and hit the new Soul Cycle),  I’ll just enjoy these 15 bicycle artworks.

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Bicycle Yellow Acrylic Print

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Kelly Nicolaisen  •  Show Off

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 Ed Pullela  •  Bicycle

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Elizabeth Graeber  •  Bicycle

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Cecilia Vassolo  •  Ride In Bicycle

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Gabriel Winter  •  Bicycle Pose

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 Matt Furie  •  Bikes

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Run4It  •  Fashionable Hipster Deer

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Vassi Slavova  •  Bike Chick

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Allison Glancey & Craig Seder  •  Going to See My Baby Blue

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Chris Whittaker  •  The Bicycle and the Bee

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Ashley Percival  •  Cat and Owl on Bike

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Erin Wallace  •  Cycling

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Jessica Abbott  •  Red Bicycle

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Walter Bibikow  •  Bicycle Display at Swiss Transport Museum

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ARTmonday: Sydney Licht

Artist Sydney Lichtrepresented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York City and Bridgehampton, paints still life  subjects as geometric, flat forms that appear abstract, and somewhat architectural. She portrays not just the items, but the packaging, shopping bags, boxes, and inevitable detritus in which they are sold and purchased. She says, “I am interested in updating the conventions of still life by picturing items that reflect the way we currently live.” The colors are soft and alluring; she works with restricted palettes, and has at times limited herself to only four or five colors per work, and avoids using black completely. Licht attended Smith College, earned her MFA at the Art Institute of Chicago, and currently lives in New York City.

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Blue Crush

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Untitled, watercolor on paper, 2013

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Still Life with Pasta, oil on board, 2010

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Still Life with Two Bundles, oil on linen, 2010

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Still Life with Open  Box #1, oil on linen, 2006

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Still Life with Artificial Sweeteners, oil on board, 2010

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Still Life with Sweet and Low #1, oil on linen, 2010

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Yaddo Lunches, watercolor

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Yaddo Lunches, watercolor

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Still Life with Bundles, oil on linen, 2011

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Up and Over, oil on panel, 2013

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Still Life with Coffee and Tea, oil on board, 2010

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Still Life with Espresso Bag #1, oil on linen, 2008

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Still Life With Three Bundles, oil on linen, 2012

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Still Life With Common Objects

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Untitled, mixed media on paper, 2013

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