The Case for Purchasing Art in an Economic Downturn

"How's business?" I ask an artist friend who practically wrote the book on making a boutique business thrive and prosper with the help of the web. "You can hear crickets chirping," she tells me. "No one's buying a thing." ...more


I am an arts education advocate (blah blah artist) and boy is it tough right ...more

Mary Poppins was Right! by Sally Huss

"Fun is the best taskmaster!" (Happy Musings is a newspaper feature syndicated by King Features that I create each day to remind us all that “Life is wonderful!”  I offer it here to brighten your day.  Please share it with your friends.) ...more

Finest Expressions - Designer Gifts & Gift Baskets

Finest Expressions - Designer Gifts & Gift Baskets is a Toronto based company that opened its doors in 2007. Its' a dream that two sisters share to create baby & wedding gifts that are not only useful today but also remembered for many years to come. Each gift is designed with our full attention and utmost creativity. We started our company blog so we could share our stories of being mom-entrepreneurs and provide more information on our different product lines. We also do post how to plan fabulous baby showers and throw unforgettable wedding receptions. ...more

10 Billion Facebook Photos: Are You Tagged?

The 10 billionth photo was uploaded to  Facebook this month. 10 billionth. ...more

Fascinating that facebook will "store four image sizes for each uploaded photo", ...more

Promoting Breast Health Through Art

One of the really cool things about my husband's art career is that it gives us the opportunity to support charities and causes we believe in. We like to give back where we can, and my husband's art allows us an outlet for that even when our financial situation may not. ...more

"Obamaware": Where politics and studio pottery meet!

Greetings, BlogHer readers: this is grassroots art at its best and most inspiring - invite Obama to your "kitchen table" (as politicians like to say) by purchasing a piece of Obamaware! ...more

Autumn and art


Inspired By Nature

Thursday October 16, 2008Manufacturers have gone back to nature recently, giving us interior design options that range from earth-inspired to environmentally friendly. Many designers are playing up the natural beauty of wood by leaving it rough-hewn and burly. Visit for more information. ...more

Art and Photography Blogs Focus on Fall

Fall can be an incredibly inspired time for artists as the season changes, giving way to shorter days, more reflection and if you're lucky, more time to create. Here's a nice sampling of offerings for fall from artists who are focused on the transformations of nature as well as the heart. ...more

That's a lovely collection, thank you for sharing.

I've been finding some great stock ...more

Hadrian...Made in Italy

While in London I treated myself to a magnificent show about Hadrian at the outstanding British Museum. One of the greatest men to ever have lived, it did not disappoint. And despite the somewhat boring audioguide, I did learn a bit about this great poet Emperor of ours whose immense burial tomb is now Castel Sant’Angelo. ...more