Thanksgiving! This is our November design newsletter where I would
like to talk about one of the most influential design elements –
your wall art, or to be more specific – paintings or images
that you hang on your walls.
Also, I would like to give you some ideas for your holiday shopping
in our GREEN NEWS section below.
I had an incredible opportunity to visit a French exhibit of one
of the most renowned American artists of our time - Daniel Merriam.
The exhibit took place in CHATEAU DE BELCASTEL, a French medieval
castle in the small town of Belcastel in the South of France. Today
I’d like to share with you some images from the exhibit.
Truly yours, EKATERINA
KOHLWES principal / designer
OF ATTRACTION - ART ON YOUR WALLS
of us have become quite familiar with the Law of Attraction or “The
Secret” (book and movie.) The theory of creating a “visualization
board” which will bring all your wishes to life has become
almost a well-known and accepted fact. It’s as simple as this:
whatever you place in front of you every day will become your reality
in the future. Can it also be true to what you see on your walls
every day as your art? Some psychologists say: yes. I am not a psychologist,
but I’ve decided to take down a painting from a wall that
was done by an old friend of mine a few years ago. The technique
of the painting is fantastic! But in the painting, I look about
20 years older, which is not something I want to attract!
Images Create Emotions
I propose what to add as an accent on walls of your business or
in your house, I try to be very selective in my recommendations.
Images and paintings will trigger psychological reactions and send
messages to your clients or to occupants of a house. These images
will become a part of your everyday life and will create particular
ongoing emotions. Try to add images to prompt feelings that you
would want to create in your house or business in the future. Maybe
it’s time to get rid of that old painting of a lonely old
house or a photograph of an empty dark street from your bedroom
and replace it with something a little more dreamy and optimistic
that will determine your destiny!
by Daniel Merriam (Dimensions, HxW: 24"x36".)
I would like to share some images of one of my favorite American
painters - Daniel Merriam. “Daniel
Merriam's paintings are dreams in full color. They beckon for
the viewer to join a journey into the imagination, where the worlds
of reality and fantasy collide in an explosion of color, shapes
and symbolism. His unique style is the product of solid technical
skills, an illustrator's precision and a story teller's sense of
pace.” I could not agree more. From a designer’s perspective,
every dreamer longing for a lavish life, fantastic travels, romantic
love and much more will want to add Daniel’s art to his or
her collection. Daniel Merriam’s art is constantly growing
in price and becomes a smart investment for us savvy people.
of Ceremonies" by Daniel Merriam (Dimensions, HxW: 14.25"x14.5"
Total Edition: 150.)
Chateau Belcastel Exhibit - Summer 2009
I was fortunate to visit Daniel Merriam’s exhibit in Belcastel,
France this past August. His art became a fantastic complement to
a medieval castle where it was displayed. The Belcastel castle is
filled with history and magic. Incredible views open up from the
windows above onto the valley and a small village down below. The
views and the setting had a dreamy feeling similar to the ones Daniel’s
paintings give to its viewers. I was overwhelmed with the setting
and the overall experience.
Belcastel in France where exhibit of Daniel Merriam took place
in August 2009.
The Château de Belcastel is an 11th century fortress, which stands today thanks to the incredible restoration work of France's renowned architect Fernand Pouillon. Pouillon breathed new life into the Château in the 1970s, strengthening its past and insuring its future for centuries to come.
There is a lot to see at the Château de Belcastel, including its original moat (with some parts of it turned into a quite contemporary swimming pool,) a dozen rooms, 5 courtyards, and unrivaled panoramic views of the Aveyron river. The castle also houses a collection of original 16th century armor, and numerous contemporary galleries inspired by Animazing Gallery in SoHo, New York.
Belcastel interior, France. Daniel Merriam's art complements
the medieval interior of the castle.
Latest Work By Daniel Merriam
newest collection inspired by France was released in limited edition
prints. Limited addition prints by Daniel Merriam are as valuable
as your originals and will go up in price with time. “These new
works are part of my “painted ladies” series inspired by the time
spent in France and my interest in costume designs for the opera
and ballet. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.” Daniel Merriam.
TV station interviewing Daniel at work, Belcastel, France, August
Stage " by Daniel Merriam was inspired by France, 2009
(Dimensions, HxW: 36"x24"
Total Edition: 100
To order any paintings or limited addition prints by Daniel Merriam you
can contact him directly at: email@example.com phone: (415)
Or you can also contact Mindful Design Consulting to help with
your art selection at: firstname.lastname@example.org phone:
holiday, give a GIFT that keeps on giving! Most of us are
puzzled about what to give to someone this holiday. Did you ever
think about presenting alternative energy gadgets?
It is a gift that will save money on electricity
for your friends and family as they use it. By educating your friends
and family, together we can break free from our dependency
on fossil fuel! Take a look at some great gift ideas
learn how to wrap your gift in a fun and unexpected way! For this
beautiful wrapping you will need a white glossy paper and a bright
color paper ribbon. Use your office stapler to punch holes in the
ribbon. The paper punch-outs can be used as confetti for your card.
Learn other holiday wrapping techniques HERE!
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