Art in Your Home :: Barb Blair
Barb Blair from Knack Studios.
A: Art means to me…Life is art to me. Everything around me speaks to some form of art whether it is a child's finger painting, collage work by a favorite local artist, jewelry, furniture, flowers, street signs, clothing, or food…..inspiration and color is around at all times.
R: Reading books, blogs, or magazines…I don't have much time for reading unfortunately….and because I am one of those "once I pick up a book I can't put it down " people ….it can be dangerous! Everything around me could be on fire and I would not know it since I am so engrossed in my reading! However, I am trying to read through the Hunger Games series since my kids are reading them right now. My favorite magazine splurge every month is Living etc.and I pour through every single page….on multiple occasions. There are some really great online mags that I love too like Sweet Paul, Kinfolk, Anthology, and Pure Green. As far as blogs go….when I have the luxury of blog surfing there are so many that I love to peruse especially in the home design field, but I find myself keeping up with different bloggers through their facebook pages and posts, and really love having real interactions with people.
A: Artists I admire are…children……their artwork is so pure… and I admire the simplicity and beauty in it all.
N: Never will I…eat a mushroom. :}
P: Projects I am currently working on are…Well, I am currently in the process of working on a book with Chronicle Books that will be released in the Spring of 2013!! I am super excited about that little endeavor. I am also working on a brand new Spring/Summer collection for a collaborative show here locally as well as custom pieces for clients.
R: Relaxing I do at/when/if…I love to relax at home with my family and we are notorious for making lots of popcorn and indulging in movies and frivolity of all sorts.
I: Interesting art focused websites I like are…The Old Try is a recent love of mine. A really cute southern couple making great southern inspired art and prints.
N: New in my home is…a little 4 lb puppy named "Roo." She is delicious.
T: Tomorrow I would like to go to…Ireland…….but seriously I could handle a trip to the flea market and creating in the studio.
S: Studio, my studio is…Rad. I love the light, the space, and the furniture goodies inside…..it is such a privilege to be able to create there.