Photo by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot
Just a little burst of sunshine from a tableau on my table down in Florida back in December.
I received an email last week from local photographer Dana Mueller that one of her prints would be available for a limited time at the 9th annual Fraction Holiday Print Sale. I loved her photo so I clicked through to see the others and it was instantly smitten. I hadn’t heard of Fraction Magazine, an online publication dedicated to fine art photography.
The Fraction Holiday Print Sale offers more than 100 prints starting at $75; most of them are about $100. Every one of them is wonderful. I limited myself to two photos—Mother Bird by Joy Christiansen Erb and Be the Light by Puspa Lohmeyer, both which arrived very quickly. (Prints ship directly from the artists.)
The prints are numbered and signed originals. If you order before this Wednesday, December 14 the site says you are likely to have it by December 24th. The sale goes through 8PM December 31st. Here are a dozen of my favorite photographs from the sale.
Kurt Simonson, Veranda Window (Swedish Light), 2011
Fritz Liedtke, Isola
Heather Evans Smith, Wrench
Shawn Bush, Burro Schmidt
John Paul Evans, till death us do part – 6
Bootsy Holler, Treasures (Pack 03)
Joy Christiansen Erb, Mother Bird
Deborah Hamon, Ice Diamond
Puspa Lohmeyer, Be the Light
Lucia Ferreira, Fern #1 ( The Secret Garden series)
Dana Mueller, Untitled (diver), 2015, (May Days series)
Peg Shaw, Hover (4.1)
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Photo by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot
Bamboo & vase from Ikea; large photo by Winky Lewis; plywood tray from Moss;
Mother’s Day flowers from Winston Flowers compliments of my mother-in-law.
Happy Mother’s Day
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The Song Of The Old Mother
I RISE in the dawn, and I kneel and blow
Till the seed of the fire flicker and glow;
And then I must scrub and bake and sweep
Till stars are beginning to blink and peep;
And the young lie long and dream in their bed
Of the matching of ribbons for bosom and head,
And their ~y goes over in idleness,
And they sigh if the wind but lift a tress:
While I must work because I am old,
And the seed of the fire gets feeble and cold.
—William Butler Yeats
Although it’s rather slushy in Boston, it is indeed late March and there are signs of impending springtime. Buds on the magnolia trees along Commonwealth Avenue, crocuses pushing up in front gardens, street sweeping (well actually, that was cancelled today due to the weather).
If you need a bit of a lift on this less than sunny day, how about some spring art? Here are 15 artworks that depict springtime, from birds to green trees to pastel hues.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak • Amy Jean Porter • 20×200
Muffin Top • Britt Bass Turner • Artfully Walls
Flowers on a Table • Daniela Orlev • Artfully Walls
City Park • Susan Spangenberg • Artlifting
Animal Hybrid Series (Deerfly) • Abby Goodman • Uprise Art
Spring • Disparity By Design UK • Society6
Grey Murmur Two • Kal Mansur • Uprise Art
from SPRING • Jenna Bauer • Saatchi Art
Butterfly Chair • Karen Barbour • 20×200
Fennec Fox On Blue • Catherine Ledner • Green Box Art
Decor • Sarah Eisenlohr • Society6
From the Flora series • Tess Atkinson
Green Branches • Tod Seelie • 20×200
One Spring Day • Yukari Kaihori • Saatchi Art
Adagio • Ellen Levine Dodd • Serena & Lily
Today is Rosh Hashanah, the first day of the Jewish New Year. One of the traditions Jews observe is to dip apples into honey to signify the sweetness of a new year. In celebration of the new year, here are 14 apple artworks.
Included are self portraits by two of my favorite Boston photographers (I don’t think either is Jewish), Japanese sculpture, a young Mick Jagger (not Jewish), and more traditional apple still lifes. Shana Tovah!
Apples • Ella Moss • Society6
All of Eden’s Apples • Elle Hanley • Saatchi Art
A red apple and so on • Kaoru Ishikawa • Rise Art
Apple • Yulia Luchkina • Saatchi Art
Apples • Abigail Moffat • Saatchi Art
Apples • Paula Bieninicka • Society6
Juicy Apple • Lindsay Megahed • Minted
The Apple • Gintaras Zubrys • Saatchi Art
An Apple House • Ceslovas Cesnakevicius • Saatchi Art
Destinations series • Alicia Savage
One can’t consider of apple artwork without Rene Magritte.
I saw the Magritte retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
in 1992; a total treat.