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Art in Your Home :: Emily Isabella

Thursday, 3 May 2012 by Irene Hoofs

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Art in Your Home with Emily Isabella

A: Art means to me… Personal: Nearly everything on our walls was made by someone dear to us or represents who we are. For example, we have a collection of screen printed tiles and cutting boards that my grandpa designed. Another example is the antique bus stop sign. It was given to us as a wedding gift to remind us of where we first met. Essential: Air, water, beauty. Real: I am attracted to art that is raw, honest and flawed. Art reflects life.

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R: Reading books, blogs, or magazines... The Ballet Russes and the Art of Design, Herodia the Lovely Puppet, Hitty by Rachel Field, The Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun, Apollo’s Angels by Jennifer Homans…I’m sort of in the middle of a few books right now.

T: Trends I see in art or graphic design are… resurgence of the hand, 50’s inspired design, and minimalism. 

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A: Artists I admire are... my Grandpa, Ron Cox.  I also admire Mary Blair, Grant Wood, Celia Birtwell, Virginia Burton, Edouard Vuillard and Julie Andrews.  Does she count? 

N: Never will I... eat a mammal. 

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D: Dreams for my own work are... to illustrate children’s books!

P: Projects I am currently working on are... my second collection and a handful of top secret projects!! 

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R: Relaxing I do at/when/if… I don’t love to relax. To me, relaxing=sleeping. Spending time with friends is very important to me.  Also, ballet class helps center my life. And I love to plan parties!

I: Interesting art focused websites I like are... Lullatone, Hello Sandwich and Folk Fibers

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N: New in my home is... Mr. McGregor’s Place - a serigraph by Ross Wetzel. It used to hang in my grandparent’s living room but now it lives in our dining room.

T: Tomorrow I would like to go to... JAPAN!!!

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S: Studio, my studio is… in the middle of our house. I like it that way. 

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Thank you Emily for this lovely tour of the Art in Your Home. If you'd like to learn more about Emily Isabella, please be sure to check our her website, and shop.

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