Wednesday, February 29, 2012

                 You're going to love Erika as much as we do

              Here's a sampling of our newest addition: 

                         meet...  Erika Oller

Erika Oller studied painting and drawing at the National Academy of Design, School of Fine Arts in New York City, graduated from UCLA with a degree in Fine Arts, then studied some more at Art Center School of Design in Pasadena, California State University in Long Beach, and Otis Art Institote in Los Angeles. Until the early 90's, she painted "seriously" in watercolor, then began a long career producing whimsical, sometimes satirical art for greeting cards and other products. Erika's watercolors and monotypes reflect a delightful humor, sense of freedom and making light of convention.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

January 2012 HAPPY NEW YEAR

Mae has finally let her Christmas tree fall down and is hitting the slopes. Nothing is going downhill with her.

  OK, it's a New Year. Shortly we are off on our first 2012 buying trip.
However, we already have some great new pieces and artists in.
New lamps from Pam Forman are lighting the way throughout
the store. Antique and vintage bases are adorned with some of her most creative and innovative shades yet.

Melinda has added a new series of her European tours. "Laundry Day" is made of decoupaged post stamps and an array of aged colors adorning a french apartment house.
Italian street and vineyard scenes
 delight the eyes. You can almost smell the lavender in
her paintings of their fields or hear her Sunflowers turn to their light.

The "ladies room" has some new locally hand-made berets embellished with flowers  The smells, sights and senses abound...
Hudson of Avant Garden

Look out JK Rowling..,  Hudson is going to start a new career
as a column writer for the Doggy Gazette. You never know..

The best weather is coming. The whales and the dogs are running.
 It's time to visit Carmel-by-the-Sea, before the summer crowds.

See you soon.
Randi, Jeffrey and of course, Hudson