Saturday Night Live Art Shows and A Passion for Purple

Welcome to Saturday Night Live Art Shows and FALL FEST! I am Mary Ann Benoit and am with you tonight from Seward Alaska! So excited this is my first, but not the last Saturday Night Live Art show! I am excited to be part of this amazing event created by artist Brooke Harker and her co-hosts Joan Marie of Joan Marie Art, Sheryl Benjy, and Nichole McDaniel.The show includes 59 artists from 12 countries, all having art shows in their Facebook and social media feeds Read more [...]

Birds of a Feather- What Birds Can Teach Us About Designing the Perfect Room 3

Previously, I showed you how flat lays create endless possibilities for creating a perfect space and three flat lays inspired by bird feathers. Birds provide endless inspiration for creating beautiful designs with the intricate patterns,  colors, and textures of their feathers! Flat Lay #1- The Forest In my article Birds of a Feather- What Birds Can Teach Us About Designing the Perfect Room, I shared a design for the first flat lay, inspired by realistic photo art of Pintail duck and eagle Read more [...]

Birds of a Feather- What Birds Can Teach Us About Designing the Perfect Room 2

Previously, I showed you how flat lays create endless possibilities for creating a perfect space and three flat lays inspired by bird feathers. Birds provide endless inspiration for creating beautiful designs with the intricate patterns,  colors, and textures of their feathers! In my article Birds of a Feather- What Birds Can Teach Us About Designing the Perfect Room, I shared some ideas for one of those flat lays inspired by realistic photo art of Pintail duck and eagle feathers. I designed Read more [...]

Birds of a Feather- What Birds Can Teach Us About Designing the Perfect Room.

Previously, I showed you how flat lays give a bird's eye view of a lot of magic possibilities about to unfold before you.A flat lay creates endless possibilities for creating a perfect space.I showed you three flat lays inspired by bird feathers and asked what room you visualized each could become.I created some magic with the first design and wanted to share that possibility with you. A flat lay is an idea filled with possibilities. This flat lay and Read more [...]

A Flat Lay is a Bird’s Eye View of a lot of Magic Possibilities About to Unfold Before You

A flat lay is a bird's eye view of a lot of magic possibilities about to unfold before you. At its simplest, it is a picture of objects arranged on a flat surface being viewed from above. But it is so much more! When used in Interior Design, a flat lay creates endless possibilities for creating a perfect space. A flat lay is an idea filled with possibilities. As an example, here is a flat lay I created that was inspired by the beauty of Pintail duck and eagle feathers. Being a wildlife biologist Read more [...]

Are You Aligned with Who You are Meant to Be?

Are you in alignment with your true purpose? Are you doing what you are meant to do?  When you wake up and go to work, are you doing something you would do anyway, even if you were not getting paid? Does it feel easy, as if it were meant to be? Or are you chasing something you think you are meant to have, stressing over all the things that you must do so you can have Read more [...]

The Beauty of Seeing the World in Shades of Yellow

Do you love yellow, and the look of Global Style Design? Fill your home with your favorite color, and the rich colors, exotic designs, and hand-made works of art that bring the beauty of different cultures to life in your space. Varying shades of yellow and gold are used in Bohemian style and Modern Global styles.Yellow is used in various shades and saturation levels in many different cultures. Warm shades of yellow are much loved in Indian-style designs. Yellows, particularly golden yellows are Read more [...]

The Beauty of Seeing the World in Shades of Orange

Do you love orange, and the look of Global Style Design? Fill your home with your favorite color, and the rich colors, exotic designs, and hand-made works of art that bring the beauty of different cultures to life in your space.Orange is used in various shades and saturation levels in many different cultures, and shades of orange are a natural color of the desert and of rocks in many areas so shades of orange can be quite common, such as when you see terracotta.On the color wheel, orange is between Read more [...]

Let the Art be the Heart of Your Home

Your perfect space is key to your well-being.Imagine a space that looks great, feels great, and supports you to be great.You can have that when you align art, science, and energy in your design.  It's a lot easier than getting the stars to align!The right work of art helps create that alignment by making the room beautiful,  creating a focal point that brings you joy and sets the style, color palette, and energy for the room. Let the art be the heart of your home.I know, energy is a nebulous term, Read more [...]

The Beauty of Seeing the World in Shades of Purple

Do you love purple, and the look of Global Style Design? Fill your home with your favorite color, and the rich colors, exotic designs, and hand-made works of art that bring the beauty of different cultures to life in your space.Purple is not commonly used in many cultures because it was often an expensive color to create. So when it was used, it was often associated with royalty. On the color wheel, purple is between red and blue and can take on aspects of its neighbors. Like blue, purple can feel Read more [...]