Home Art Tour

May 31, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

I have written this post multiple times and for some reason my template was being very finicky. Image files were too large, too many or I could not add content the way I originally planned. This will have to do.  My art collection will have to speak for itself. 

 This by the way is a pandemic project. I personally began my social distancing on 3/9.

Ideas exploded all over social media on ways to stay in touch. Tahnee Lathrop of Retrofit Culture posted on Instagram about doing a home art tour. I thought, "I really like that idea." Artist/ Gallery owner Jan Brandt completely took off with the idea. Gosh, talk about an art collection. Both ladies do really well with Instagram. I, on the other hand, do not. I have no idea how to get all of these images to Instagram except to share a blog post link. 

It wasn't until my cat Amber got her claw stuck in this tin mirror that I took on the home art tour idea with a sense of purpose. Now finished, I am glad that I took this on as a project. There is a lot of inspiration, calm and love in this art. Thank you fellow artist friends. 

( i know, her claw is stuck. poor thing )

( by the by, the tin mirror looks way better over here on this brown door. ) 

The project came at a good time to rearrange some art. It took me a long time to complete the project because I am picky. And then it took me longer because I couldn't decide how picky I wanted to be. and then I felt overwhelmed. UGH. I have a LOT of art. When I've moved. Letting go of art was NOT negotiable. 

My home is TINY. Basically, it's one room with a kitchen/bathroom. None of the exterior walls are valid for hanging art. They are cinder block. I use old leaning doors as a solution to that.

What makes this apartment amazing are the TWO absolutely huge windows. From my writing chair, the view has me feel like the outside is positively touchable. 

Before I begin the official narrative, two things. 

I live for visual celebrations and find a lot of joy in my home. Simple every day things like my toaster, dirty cutlery and my unmade bed are an example of what I tend to take images of. 

While photographing this project I had trouble with glare. The light in the bathroom was terrible. By the time I got to the bathroom I was feeling pretty impatient about the project. I was less picky.

I am always rearranging things. Like all the time rearranging, so the obsessive part of me wants to now take a different picture because I've moved something. 

I had to let that go. 

As I review over 200 images, I am really not quite sure how to roll it all out, but here goes. I did a terrible job identifying artists. and even misnamed some. If you see an error - please tell me. 

LIVING ROOM - works by me, micheopolis, cooper lanza, tom stella, camilla engman, karen k mueller, morris, todd schaak, tara johnson, thea burger, kate rozycki and unknown

Kitchen - many works unknown, me, kate rozycki, margaret trost,ashley cecil, william butler, zoe, michael, 


Studio/Hallway/Buffet - me, ann scott, unknown, karen blanquart, lisa calvert, klunk, dylan punke, connie beiber, mike makita,


Bathroom - costa rican painter, kit sunderland, klunk, lisa calvert, me, camilla engman, gary barton, wallace, framed cards. 

My box collection. i began collecting boxes as a teen. There is one from Poland. Others from Quebec. One, a gift from someone who lived to almost be 100.


No comments posted.

Photography = a never ending opportunity to capture visual celebrations. 


January February (1) March April (1) May (1) June (2) July (1) August September October (2) November December (1)
January February (1) March April May June July August September October November December