Katy Elliott

A daily design journal about new england life, home decorating resources, and renovating a 257-year-old house in Marblehead, MA.

Floral Frogs

Posted on | July 25, 2005 | Comments Off on Floral Frogs

A Floral Frog is a great trick of the trade! I found the best prices for frogs at 28th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues.

A Floral Frog is a clever way to make floral arrangements look rounder and fuller. There are many types of frogs. The one I used looks like a flat, metal, round, pincushion. Flowers easily affix into the metal and allow for a sturdy upward shape.

I used a 4 ½ inch Frog ($11.99) in my container to create a low, dense, rounded-shape. Use foliage you collect from your garden to create contrast in your arrangement. Using foliage as a filler will also help to fill in gaps or holes.

Roses create a romantic feel when arranged in a large tight bunch. This beautiful http://www.jamaligarden.com
has a great site. Beautiful planters and vases at unbelievably cheap prices!


Posted on | July 16, 2005 | Comments Off on Painter

I found George Anderson unexpectedly in the town of Rockport, Massachusetts. Contemporary Art comes few and far between on the North Shores of Boston. Most of the work I see would evoke a viewer to say, “That would look great above my couch!”

I was elated to find an abstract painter whose work could stand alone and be grand and interesting even if it wasn’t hung above the prized couch.

Anderson’s works concentrates on the theme of Marine Life found on the rocky shores of Rockport. Scenes of fisherman and nautical landscapes are typical of his work.

Anderson may irritate the typical “Coach Painting” viewer by using saturated colors, blocky shapes, and abstracting the scale of images. However, the result of using modern applications creates an image that is remarkable and eye-catching.

I urge you to check-out George Anderson’s website. You will find exceptionally designed and executed works. Weather you’re in the market or just browsing being exposed to art will open your eyes. Try to explore galleries and museums in your town or on vacation. You never know what hidden treasures you might find.

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