Pierre Bonnard, Garden, ca. 1935, Oil on canvas
I am done with Winter. Turning my calendar to March, while there’s still snow on the ground ? No thank you.
Spring fever has me itching to throw open my apartment windows, and let the fresh air in—to escape the frigid Wisconsin weather, and bleak grey scenery, and take a walk through Bonnard’s colorful Garden. For now, I’ll have to make-do with fresh flowers and Rifle Paper Co.’s beautiful blooms. When Spring finally decides to roll around, I’ll be checking these warm weather cravings off my to-do list:
- A visit to my favorite annual event at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Art in Bloom, a tribute to art and flowers, March 27th to 30th.
- Smitten Kitchen’s Spring Panzanella, a delicious twist on classic panzanella (and who doesn’t love bread salad?)
- An afternoon at Estebrook Beer Garden with the husband, and run around the neighboring dog park with Auggie Doggie (who is bouncing off the walls this Winter).
Monday marked the launch of a fabulous new home decor site, Domaine, sure to become a mecca for decorating inspiration, and lifestyle tips. As the mr. & I recently moved, the hunt has begun for our aesthetic vision—the key furniture pieces that will make the perfect foundation for our style, and the little touches that will make it home. I have a feeling Domaine is the answer to my current blank-canvas-induced decorating standstill.
Thanks to Domaine, I’ve also developed a new artist crush, for the botanical mixed media works of Simone Shubuck. Check out her stunningly layered compositions at Taylor De Cordoba.
Simone Shubuck, Compartment For Beliefs, 2012, Mixed Media on paper
Simone Shubuck, Believe It, 2012, Mixed Media on paper
Simone Shubuck, Steath Grandma Speak, 2013, Mixed Media on paper
Simone Shubuck, Godie Top, 2012, Mixed Media on paper
Well, more rain and chilly weather for us Wisconsinites. Turning to Raoul Dufy’s (French, 1877-1953) vibrant florals, until Spring heads our way.