Geronimo

I've got celebrations on my mind lately.  I have a lot to be happy about, my husband has taken a new job which is moving us to Charlotte, North Carolina.  I'm planning the boys birthday parties which always gets me excited.  And well, when I was in Charlotte my friend and I bought lemonade from a little girl and boy named Ava and Wilder.  Their Dad has given me an opportunity of a lifetime.  I'm talking like, things like this just don't happen.  Call it fate, or whatever, but I somehow was suppose to meet this random man with his kids and then I would have to decide if I was confident enough to say yes to this remarkable opportunity.  

Fear, it's a crazy thing, but as this Dad, Zack, said to me, "Fuck failure or being scared.  I failed many times in my career and I still fail.  But the reason I'm not a failure is I never stop."  So, everyday I'm going to appreciate this crazy opportunity, and start saying what my friend said to me, "You got this.  Jump in!!"

So, in honor of so many fun and exciting things going on in my life, let's celebrate.  I want to introduce you to Jihan Zencirli.  She is the woman behind Geronimo Balloons.  You might not know of her, but you probably know of something she started as a trend though, a large 3' balloon with a long string of garland attached.  You know what I'm talking about.  Well that turned into something remarkable.  This isn't just your run to the grocery store grab a balloon, think balloon installations on sides of buildings.  

Whitt, my littlest son is obsessed with balloons.  So much so, that for his 4th birthday my very good friend sent him balloons and helium so he could have balloons any time.  He was a hot air balloon for Halloween when he was 3 years old.  I would love to see his face see one of these balloon installations.  Art takes many forms.  I do not think it has to be necessarily a painting, or a sculpture.  It can be meticulously planned out balloons for the New York Ballet in Lincoln Center or balloons over a 15 foot table, or balloons wrapping around a building.  

If you go to  Geronimo's Instagram  her captions will have nothing to do with her balloons but often times give me a chuckle.  

If you go to Geronimo's Instagram her captions will have nothing to do with her balloons but often times give me a chuckle.  

The art installation at the Lincoln Center for the  New York City Ballet .  

The art installation at the Lincoln Center for the New York City Ballet.  

I bet they never thought they'd see this at the New York City Ballet.  

I bet they never thought they'd see this at the New York City Ballet.  

I like how on some of her installations it's as if the balloons are just spilling out of the buildings,  busting at the seams.  

I like how on some of her installations it's as if the balloons are just spilling out of the buildings,  busting at the seams.  

Wouldn't you just die if you could make this party?  

Wouldn't you just die if you could make this party?  

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With design you might often hear the word "depth".  I know my husband hates it when he's stringing lights on the Christmas tree and I say the lights are not far enough in and how the ornaments can't just be on the outer branches.  The lights and ornaments have to be in the tree to show the tree has depth.  Geronimo understands that concept which is why her installations truly pop and don't just look like a line of balloons.  

With design you might often hear the word "depth".  I know my husband hates it when he's stringing lights on the Christmas tree and I say the lights are not far enough in and how the ornaments can't just be on the outer branches.  The lights and ornaments have to be in the tree to show the tree has depth.  Geronimo understands that concept which is why her installations truly pop and don't just look like a line of balloons.  

A close up example of how much depth is in her art.  

A close up example of how much depth is in her art.  

This reminds me of a snake just wrapping itself around everything.

This reminds me of a snake just wrapping itself around everything.

Just look at the size of some of those balloons!!

Just look at the size of some of those balloons!!

This art installation says so much doesn't it?

This art installation says so much doesn't it?

A great example of mixing "finishes" if you will, with the matte and shiny balloons.  

A great example of mixing "finishes" if you will, with the matte and shiny balloons.  

An installation to celebrate  Oh Joy 's 10 years of business.  Quite the fete.  

An installation to celebrate Oh Joy's 10 years of business.  Quite the fete.  

This, this is a concrete home that the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built for his son and daughter in law, David and Gladys. The David and Gladys Wright house is in Phoenix, Arizona. In June of last year a birthday celebration was had for what would have been Frank's 150th birthday.  Talk about a party.  

This, this is a concrete home that the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built for his son and daughter in law, David and Gladys. The David and Gladys Wright house is in Phoenix, Arizona. In June of last year a birthday celebration was had for what would have been Frank's 150th birthday.  Talk about a party.  

Thanks for reading!  Now go pop some champagne, you've got something to celebrate I'm sure.  Time to look at things as cup runneth over.  

Tucker

Artist Spotlight: Thrush Holmes

I recently learned of Thrush Holmes from Domino magazine.  I instantly have become a big fan of his work.  In many of his works he uses traditional motifs, like flowers, but in a hip, contemporary way.  But what really sets Thrush's work apart is his use of neon incorporated in his paintings.  Within minutes of finishing his painting he is setting the neon.  He feels like if he waits to put the neon on "some of the romance of the act is lost.  It can't be an afterthought."  

I'm sure the paintings with neon just come alive at dawn and dusk when you can see the painting and neon in unity.  Could you imagine a traditional space with this fun, funky art?  I truly love a mix of traditional antiques with touches of contemporary.  Take note of the titles of his work too.  Some of them make me really laugh.  Now, I'm off to crack the boys' piggy banks.  

Installation View at  Mike Weiss Gallery

Installation View at Mike Weiss Gallery

Thanks for reading!

Tucker

Graffiti

Ever since I wrote about the Novogratz castle and their construction party  I can't stop thinking about graffiti for the home.  Obviously to have graffiti in your home you probably will have a more modern aesthetic but I think it could be so fun in a kids' room or playroom.  Let's be honest, kids are LOUD and out there so their spaces can handle loud and out there.  

UPHOLSTERY

A few years ago a girl I went to high school with posted a photo on Facebook of this french style chair upholstered in a white fabric that now had beautiful scribbles from her young daughter on it.  Clearly the girl thought the chair was quite boring just being plain white.  All I could think about is how she should just run with it and make that chair a true piece of art by adding more scribbles.  Hell, make it a guest book of sorts.  Anything you do would surely be a conversation piece and something that means a lot to you.  

Note the traditional lines of the furniture and rugs.   This  can be pulled off for all you super traditional people.......mother (she's chuckling and saying "uh no" as she reads this I'm sure 

Note the traditional lines of the furniture and rugs.  This can be pulled off for all you super traditional people.......mother (she's chuckling and saying "uh no" as she reads this I'm sure 

kinda obsessed with this  artist  

kinda obsessed with this artist 

note the juxtaposition of the traditional lines of the  chair  with the pink fabric and writing.....yet it works!

note the juxtaposition of the traditional lines of the chair with the pink fabric and writing.....yet it works!

IMAGINE IF YOU HAD A MONOCHROMATIC white LIVING ROOM YET THRew  THIS  IN.  PUT SOME AGED BRASS SCONCES UP, OH THAT COULD BE SOMETHING SPECIAL

IMAGINE IF YOU HAD A MONOCHROMATIC white LIVING ROOM YET THRew THIS IN.  PUT SOME AGED BRASS SCONCES UP, OH THAT COULD BE SOMETHING SPECIAL

CASEGOODS

When you graffiti a chest it doesn't have to cost a lot.  You can get an old piece that has great lines, put a base coat on the piece and go to town with graffiti for little expense other than paint.  

old chests, yet they come alive  painted  like this 

old chests, yet they come alive painted like this 

this  would be so fun in a tween girls room

this would be so fun in a tween girls room

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ACCESSORIES

I love the colors of  this !

I love the colors of this!

again, an old mirror with an updated paint job

again, an old mirror with an updated paint job

Is a piano an accessory?  To me it is, It would just sit there and look pretty.  I have absolutely no clue how to play one.  All i can think of is  chris martin  of Coldplay when i see this 

Is a piano an accessory?  To me it is, It would just sit there and look pretty.  I have absolutely no clue how to play one.  All i can think of is chris martin of Coldplay when i see this 

ART

UNDERSTATED  GRAFFITI , yet high impact

UNDERSTATED GRAFFITI, yet high impact

This is screaming to be in a bachelor's pad!!

This is screaming to be in a bachelor's pad!!

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This is probably a wallpaper but has the feel of graffiti,  via  

This is probably a wallpaper but has the feel of graffiti, via 

The iconic Billie Holiday,  via  

The iconic Billie Holiday, via 

Acrylic in any form i swoon for

Acrylic in any form i swoon for

WHERE IT ALL STARTED

As you probably know, graffiti was started outside on walls and trains to mainly just "tag" yourself.  A way to reach so many people just passing by.  How can you look at the following images and not be in just utter awe? Am I right?

breathtaking 

breathtaking 

This would be so great in a classroom for all you teachers 

This would be so great in a classroom for all you teachers 

Thanks so much for reading!

Tucker