Saturday Night Live Art Shows-Aligned Energy Art- “Release”

Welcome to Saturday Night Live Art Shows ! I am Mary Ann Benoit and am with you tonight from Seward Alaska! So excited to be with you tonight to share my new idea, called Aligned Energy Art and three fractal art pieces I designed to introduce it.Thanks to Saturday Night Live Art Shows creator, artist Brooke Harker and her co-hosts Joan Marie of Joan Marie Art, Sheryl Benjy, and Nichole McDaniel for making this possible.Be sure to check out all the other artists from around the world,   having Read more [...]

Aligned Design Holiday Decorating and Gift Guide

As the seasons change and we move from summer into fall and winter, we are often inspired to change our decor for the holidays and to look for gifts.While this can be a magical time of year, it can also feel commercial and overwhelming. You may worry about how to decorate for the holidays or find the perfect gift for family, friends, clients, or co-workers.How can you stay aligned with who you are, while creating the perfect space that you enjoy and want to share during holidays?How can you find Read more [...]

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 [...]

Three Reasons to Change Your Decor in the Fall

As the season changes and we move from summer into fall, we are often inspired to change our decor. But why? Are there any good reasons to do it?Why yes! There are several. And they are all good for us!This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  https://northernlightsstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Copy-of-blog_titles-4.mp4 1. Stay Connected to the Outdoors One way to stay connected to the outdoors is by bringing 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 [...]

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 [...]