April 16, 2014

An Interesting Exhibit at Dienst + Dotter

Hannah Milman, our Crafts Editorial Director, would like to share the following blog.

I recently attended the book launch and gallery opening for Joseph Ari Aloi’s Sketches, Tattoos, Drawings, Paintings, and Objects at Diesnt + Dotter, an art and antique gallery in New York City specializing in Scandinavian art and antiques from Baroque to present day. Jill Diesnt, the proprietor of the gallery worked closely with Jospeh Ari Aloi to create an inspiring experience for the show including an exclusive collaboration in which Joseph painted directly on the wall of the gallery. Joseph’s distinct tattoo/graffiti style made for an interesting juxtaposition commingling with Jill’s expertly curated Scandinavian pieces. Signed copies of Joseph’s book are available at Dienst + Dotter. You can see all of Joseph’s work by clicking here.

April 15, 2014

See What's Blooming At The Farm!

Finally, after a long and drawn out winter, the snow has all melted and the early spring blooming flowers are sharing their refreshing beauty.  Here's a bit of spring color to cheer you!

April 14, 2014

The Unveiling Of The Summer House Garden

The former owner of my farm, Mrs. Sharp, occupied two houses on the property.  She called the house on the corner the Summer House, where she stayed during warm weather.  Adjacent to it is the Winter House, (where I live) which had a better heating system and where Mrs. Sharp was comfortable during the cold months.  I like that story and kept the names of the buildings, although major changes were made to both.  Today, the Summer House is where some of my large collection of books is kept.  I also like to use it for entertaining.  I've been working on the garden out back, a kind of room walled by a tall hedge of boxwood.  Last fall, many things were planted and I can't wait to continue there.  This past week, that garden had its spring unveiling.