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Art in Your Home :: Barb Blair

Thursday, 5 April 2012 by Irene Hoofs


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.


T: Trends I see in art or graphic design are...There is a major geometric crush going on in the graphics arena right now and I really love it!

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. :}


D: Dreams for my own work are...to see it continue to grow organically and always be original and fresh.

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.

Thank you so much Barb for this lovely tour of the Art in Your Home! Want to learn more about Barb Blair and her business, Knack Stuidos? Then please be sure to check out her website, shop, and blog.

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