Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Looking for inspiration when the Olympics are over?

Live by What You Believe So Fully that Your Life Blossoms
by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt

Live by What you Believe! Original Inspirational Art
You can't fail to be inspired by the Olympic athletes who are swimming, diving and tumbling through grueling body punishing competitions. How do you keep that inspiration growing all year? Surround yourself with inspirational art. Whether you like to collect original paintings, require a more affordable print or are looking for a home decor accent that is whimsical, this inspirational art will keep you motivated all day through.


No framing required which will save you money on framing!
TITLE:  Live by what you Believe
SIZE: 12x12" art
dominant colors: red tan cockatoo blue
The sides are painted tan, no framing required to display
MEDIA : Watercolor, acrylic, piano Sheet Music, Collage on CANVAS
copyright words do not appear on actual artwork
Original Inspirational Art Painting by Miriam Schulman
From the artist Miriam Schulman comes inspirational, whimsical, bright and colorful designs that looks modern on fashion forward trendy gifts and are great for creative music and art lovers.

A woman in the symbolist Klimt style models an Alexander McQueen fashion dress. Illustration pictures bright red poppies. The motivational quote is hand printed on piano music. A wonderful creative gift for the inspiring musician, artist or fashionista!


Other ways to enjoy this art on home decor accents and collectible gift items!
Inspirational and Motivational art mug is the perfect size for your favorite morning beverage or late night brew.
Large, easy-grip handle. Treat yourself or give as a creative gift to someone special. Don't worry, this art mug is dishwasher and microwave safe

Set off our decorative ceramic tile in its own stylish stained wooden frame -- the perfect way to complete a decorative gift or keepsake. Rounded edges and quality construction make this Framed Tile the ultimate wall accent.
Spice up conversations in the kitchen or around the BBQ with this tasty-looking artistic cooking apron for the creative chef who looks for inspiration in the kitchen. Artists may also want to wear this apron as an art smock to protect their clothes.
Add that final touch in your bathroom
to give you inspiration
first thing in the morning with a new
bathroom shower curtain.
This design is also available in a
Queen size duvet cover for your bedroom!

Plus sized v-neck t-shirt is an essential piece in any full figured girl's closet. Loads of style, available in any size, the side seamed contoured shape of our plus sized tee is form flattering with a relaxed fit. Made of 100% cotton and constructed of mid-weight jersey, this top is perfect for layering. Pair the inspirational t-shirt with jeans for a fun and casual look!
When you surround yourself with beauty and inspiration you can't help but smile! Check out these other creations found today on etsy...
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Monday, July 30, 2012

Edouard Vuillard: The Mirror as a Motif at the Jewish Museum

Mirrors as Reflection of Self
by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt
Edouard Vuillard
Self-Portrait with Waroquy, 1889
Who was Edouard Vuillard? Clearly influenced by the impressionists who came before him, Vuillard associated himself with a group of artists knows as the Nabis who favored decorative, emotionally charged paintings such as those by Gauguin. The exhibition currently on display at the Jewish Museum starts off with a self-portrait. The artist is shown with a male friend. Unusual to show a self portrait with another figure, the artist was clearly making a statement about himself and most likely his sexual orientation. The artist ever married, and lived with his mother until her death. The portrait is a reflection in a mirror which one can only tell by the reflection of the bottle in the lower right corner of the picture space. A mirror is a motif that repeats often as a visual device throughout Vuillard's works.

Edouard Vuillard
Lucy Hessel Reading, 1913
In another work by Vuillard, we are shown an intimate "portrait" f his friend Lucy Hessel in her bedroom. This scene again is unusual as depicting a married woman in her bedroom could be seen as sexual and scandalous in 1913, yet Madam Hessel is not shown sexualized so again Vuillard is making a statement about his relationship with his friendship to her as platonic. She is shown studying books which makes a statement about her intellectual interests and the mirror in the upper left corner reflects the garden in a window. This painting bears a striking resemblance to Mary Cassatt's woman writing letter, in the color of the dress, the pose of the woman, and the flattened Japanese like picture space.

Mary Cassatt
A fun game to play with when you go to this exhibit whether with a bored adult or young child is to see how many mirrors you can count in the exhibition. There are fifty artworks in this exhibition, how many include mirrors??

Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940 
The Jewish Museum
May 04, 2012 - September 23, 2012




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Friday, July 20, 2012

Tangerine Tulips

Tulip Kisses and Hope
blog post by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt
Tulip Kisses and Hope, Original Mixed Media Art
Bright red & orange tulips appear against the blue clear light of a cockatoo blue morning sky. The leaves and stems range from gold to light yellow and warm green. There are some orange tulips amongst the flowers. The layers in this painting were created with watercolor paint. Piano music is used as a collage element with butterflies and the word "hope" This painting is great room decor for a music lover or a musician. The colors will make you want to sing!
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Decorating Idea using Pantone Color Trend Tangerine Orange
Title: Tulip Kisses and Hope
Size: 18x24" unframed, sides painted black
Media: Watercolor on Canvas, Mixed Media Collage
FRAME: not required for display
colors: tangerine tango ( reddish orange) blue

More ways to Decorate Your life with Tangerine Tulips!


Looking for a creative gift idea or an easy affordable way to add Tangerine Orange to your home decor? 


Orange Tulips Inspirational Suede Pillow
This decorative throw pillow is a work of art for your couch or sofa!



Orange Tulips Inspirational Jewelry Case
This mahogany wooden jewelry case adds a bright spot to organize jewelry. Store your trinkets in the velvet lined case, or give as memorable gift.
Orange Tulips Inspirational Tile Coaster
Liven up any room or party with decorative coasters


Orange Tulip Kisses, Butterflies and Hope Tote Bag
Orange Tulip Kisses, Butterflies and Hope Tote Bag
$18.00
Orange Tulips Decorative Toiletry Bag
Travel in style with this bright orange and blue women's toiletry bag. The beauty bag is a great way to carry bathroom accessories like your toothbrush.
Orange Tulip Inspirational Art Mug
Orange Tulip Inspirational Art Mug

Orange Tulips Decorative Shoulder Bag
This trendy orange and red handbag is unique, functional, and durable.You'll want to use the shoulder bag everyday. The roomy shoulder bag lets you stash your cellphone, wallet, and keys and plenty of space to pack whatever else you'll need for your busy day.







Orange Tulips Decorative Coin Purse
For ladies who feel short-changed in style, this cute orange tulip coin purse is elegant & ideal. Whether you're grabbing cash at the store or tickets for the show, this decorative purse gets noticed. Fantastic alone or coordinate with the matching shoulder bag.
Orange Tulips Bathroom Shower Curtain
Orange Tulips Bathroom Shower Curtain

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Touches of Tangerine Tango

Decorate your life with Tangerine Art & Home Decor Accessories
by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt 

Decorate with Tangerine Art & Home Decor Accessories
Pantone' 2012 color of the year is Tangerine Tango. You don't have to redo your whole house or wardrobe. Look at the decorating idea to see how just adding a few touches of the juicy tangerine orange as accessories can do to turn a plain white chair with white walls into a chic decorating scheme. The orange is in the art, the lamp and one of the pillows. 

The original tree painting is a landscape created with mixed media collage of watercolor, piano sheet music and a delicate leaf and vine pattern. The light orange tangerine colored trunks are outlined with contrasting teal green blue. The orange background and the lime green forest floor make the tree artwork bright and beautiful.  This tree wall art has been painted orange on the sides and is wired and ready to hang without a frame. You will get enjoyment every time you look at this abstract tree art as it completes your home decor and raises the mood of everyone in the room with the juicy happy tones of tangerine orange.

TREE Wall art, mixed media collage canvas painting 12x12"
Title: Tangerine Tree Treasury
Size: 12x12" gallery wrapped canvas, sides painted orange 

Collect this painting!










More ways to decorate your life with Tangerine Tango:
Orange Tangerine Trees Suede Pillow
For the couch or the bedroom, this decorative pillow is perfect for nature lovers to bring the outdoors in. This decorative suede pillow incorporates piano sheet music into a green and orange nature scene. Makes the perfect gift for any music lover or musician!
Orange Tangerine Trees Keepsake Box
Perfect for stylishly storing jewelry and mementos, this wooden decorative  keepsake box showcases a ceramic tile. Spring-loaded hinged lid stays open without tipping the box over and snaps closed securely.
Orange Tangerine Trees Shower Curtain
Are you looking for that final touch in your bathroom to really bring the room decor together?  Add some tangerine orange color to your bathroom with a new tree shower curtain. This tree motif bathroom shower curtain looks bright and modern.
Orange Tangerine Trees Mug
The perfect sized tree art mug for your favorite morning beverage or late night brew. Large, easy-grip handle. Treat yourself or give as a gift to someone special who loves the outdoors or music.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Plant Your Own Garden and Decorate Your Own Soul

Inspirational Art to Decorate your Life!
by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt

Inspirational Art by Miriam Schulman
Surround yourself with art that inspires you and that you love. This inspirational quote on the art reads: "Plant Your Own Garden and Decorate Your Own Soul" The message is from a poem by Veronica Shoffstall "You Learn"  ... After a while you learn... That even sunshine burns if you get too much. So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul, Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

The painting pictures woman dancing in a yellow daffodil meadow. The dress and model are inspired by Alexander McQueen Fashion and the model Shalom Harlow. This art will appeal to fashionistas of all ages since McQueen's work became widely known from the Metropolitan Museum of Art show in New York City last year.

TITLE: Decorate Your Own Soul
SIZE: 12x12" art
The sides are painted yellow, no framing required to display
MEDIA : Watercolor, acrylic, piano Sheet Music, Collage on CANVAS
copyright words do not appear on actual artwork


Although this makes a great gift as an artwork, there are many other creative ways to enjoy inspirational art. This art has been licensed to products for your home and your wardrobe. Check out all these creative gift ideas that you can give a special friend or to get to treat yourself.

Plant Your Own Garden Bathroom Shower Curtain
Are you looking for that final touch in your bathroom to really bring the room together? Well this inspirational design brings down the curtain! Add some flair to your bathroom with a new shower curtain. This artistic curtain looks great and helps keep your floors dry. Inspirational Bathroom Shower Curtain 

Plant Your Own Garden Mug
Plant Your Own Garden Motivational Mug The perfect size for your favorite morning beverage or late night brew. Large, easy-grip handle. Treat yourself to a motivational mug or give as a gift to someone special.
Plant Your Own Garden Organic Women's T-Shirt
Go green without sacrificing comfort
and style. Knit from ring-spun 100% organic
cotton, our women's organic Tee has
a perfect fit for all sizes.
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Monday, July 16, 2012

Tree Art in A Chartreuse Green and Olympian Blue Mid-Century Modern Room Decor

Discover decor for your modern home
new blog post by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt

Decorating Idea Using Charteuse Lime Green, Tree Art by Schulman
House Beautiful featured interior decorator Jamie Drake who decorated this Manhattan apartment. His design scheme combines multiple hues of green to create a palette of "cool, unapproachable beauty." 

In a guest bedroom, Drake upholstered an Avery Boardman twin bed with two emphatic Bergamo prints: Hyde Park for the seat and Rosegarten for the cushions. The throw pillows are in Schumacher's Zenyatta Mondatta. The George Smith Norris Chair is in Palmarola by Pierre Frey, the walnut-and-brass end tables from Buck House. Drake's original interior design did not include this artwork. Artwork has been added digitally to give you inspiration of how this art would look in your own home.

Want to steal this look?
I did all the hunt work for you to help you discover how you can steal this look for your own home with handcrafted and vintage finds on etsy. Swap the George Norris chair for a mid-century look by UpcycledHome. This clever shop has the Schumacher's divine Zenyatta Mondatta fabric in the Peacock colorway. Another option is lunarloungedesign whose shop has an olive lounge chair. Combine that with a decorative pillow by habitationBoheme. The chic little pillow cover is also made with the Schumacher fabric in peacock with the pattern going vertically. Another fantastic find is this vintage brass table from thrallgirl. Excellent price for an an incredible value. Steal the table before she raises the price. At $225, this table won't be available for long. Although there are a lot of vintage end tables available on etsy, you really need a matched set. Go for a handcrafted pair. A perfect place for a lamp and a book, with a good sized drawer for storage the walnut end table by ZurnDesign  has the futuristic design to complement your mid-century design scheme. Use two to bookend your sofa, or have one beside your favorite chair.They even have a matching credenza. Finally, since accessories always make a room, don't forget a little ceramic vintage lime green bowl offered by WESTALFREDSTREET



Add artwork for the finishing touch
*SOLD* Valsette Forest, Mixed Media Collage Art
This original tree painting is a tapestry of ultramarine blue, chartreuse green and brown colors and textures. The landscape mixed media collage is hand crafted with piano sheet music and paint. The lime green forest floor contrasts with the soft, serene cool sky and solid vertical shapes of the trees. This tree wall art has black deep gallery wrapped sides and is wired and ready to hang without a frame. The artwork will pop off the walls with the contemporary canvas, You will get enjoyment every time you look at this abstract tree art as it completes your home decor and raises the mood of everyone in the room. Evoking the deep forests where native oak trees lived before time began, this timeless art fits both into modern and contemporary decor. When choosing the best artwork for your space, you will find that these soft and soothing blue green hues are easy to incorporate with your existing interior design. Whether you are a musician or a tree hugger you will love this playful mixed media collage tree art on canvas.

More Home Decor and Creative Gift Ideas for Tree Huggers:
Valsette Forest Large Serving Tray
Valsette Forest Large Serving Tray
Enjoy breakfast in bed or serve guests with a chic coffee tray. These modern decorative trays make classic home accessories and add an eclectic design element to any room. They also serve
as excellent hostess gifts! 
Music Amongst the Trees Suede Pillow
Music Amongst the Trees Suede Pillow
This decorative suede pillow incorporates piano sheet music into a blue, green, and teal nature scene. Makes the perfect gift for any music lover or musician!  For the couch or the bedroom,
this stain resistant pillow is comfort personified.

Orange Tangerine Trees Shower Curtain
Orange Tangerine Trees
Shower Curtain

Brighten your bathroom decor with 
colorful mural sized tree art for your bathtub. 
Valsette Forest Laptop Skins
Valsette Forest Laptop Skins
Personalize your laptop with a cool music tree skin.The skin covers fits many laptop brands. 

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