Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fab four


I often chat on the phone with my friend and artist, Christina Baker. Its mostly shop talk about studio practices, galleries, and things we like in general. Several weeks ago, the subject turned to Instagram and sharing images that we love, we had one of those "ideas are flying out of our mouths so fast its crazy" moments.
We decided to each share our own "Fab Four" every few weeks on Instagram. These will be any image that we like from artists, Pinterest, blogs, Etsy and more. Sometimes I might choose something that informs my artwork but more likely it will be things that make me happy or cool things and new artists that I would love for people to know about.
Follow Christina to see her Fab Four HERE 
Follow me on Instagram HERE

I won't always blog about my Fab Four choices but I thought I'd take the time to mention them here in addition to my Instagram post.


The first image is a Pinterest pin from Lilly Pulitzer. On first glance I thought it was a painting. I am quite enamoured with the point of view in this photo.


I read designer Dana Gibson's blog and Follow her on Instagram. She recently posted "The story of summer chintz" on her blog and I loved reading the story behind one of her playful designs.



I don't often find myself gazing at fine art photography but this image by Saatchi Art artist, Maya K. got my attention for its ethereal feel while using vibrant color.


This photo for an Etsy listing made me laugh. The listing is for the flamingoes only but I thought the seller must have a wonderful sense of color not to mention a sense of humor.

7 comments:

Christina Baker said...

I love your first Fab Four selection Kerry!! The colors and mood are very summer like yet dreamy. I look forward to seeing your next Fab Four!

laura Madalene said...

You have a done a lovely painting job! What a pretty and cheerful color you've chosen. Well done dear! Have a wonderful weekend!
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Karena Albert said...

Adore these fab four and your friends points of view as well Kerry! Am just starting to use instagram and will be posting more photos!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Elizabeth Day said...

This is an interesting Fab4 selection, Kerry and I can't wait to see that water scene interpreted on one of your canvases soon.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Wow, gorgeous collection of images with some gorgeous common colors! Especially love that floral chintz!

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Sri Gita Govinda
-A book written in the 12th century, this is a description of the intimate loving affairs of Radha and Krishna
http://www.mediafire.com/view/keqr4lqp7wr1rru/Sri_Gita_Govinda.pdf

Govinda Lilamrta
-An 400 year old book which poetically describes the eternal daily pastimes of Radha and Krishna
http://www.mediafire.com/view/uhcuigauc6uqiei/Govinda_Lilamrita.pdf

Ananda Vrindavan Campu
-This is probably the most poetic and intimate portrayal of Sri Krsna’s life in Vrndavana that has ever been written.
http://www.mediafire.com/view/k9j3ldwbt17be3b/Ananda_Vmdavana_Campu.pdf

Prayers of Service to Radha and Krishna (Sankalpa Kalpadruma)
http://www.mediafire.com/view/lvkqsro3sbzm249/Visvanath_Cakravarti_Thakur_Sankalpa_Kalpadruma.pdf

Prema Samputa The Treasure Chest of Love
http://www.mediafire.com/view/mpbncdyt97nw0x7/Prema_Samputa_The_Treasure_Chest_of_Love.pdf


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The Meeting in the Box
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The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as a Female Doctor
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The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as a Female Singer
http://www.mediafire.com/view/gyuboduhn8dvdml/The_Meeting_of_Sri_Krsna_Disguised_as_a_Female_Singer.pdf

The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as Abhimanyu
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Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

fun! I think Instagram is so inspiring! fleeting moments and snips of great images..Happy 4th to you and your family! xo Nancy