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Live the Artsy: Holly Farrell

Post WWII prosperity ushered in a turning point in the world of advertising and manufactured goods– packaging and design were no longer concerned mainly with function, even the most mundane of objects were created with an appealing aesthetic.  This…

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May Featured Artist: Holly Farrell

This year is zipping by like a lightning bug, isn’t it?  We’ve rounded the corner to a new month, which means there is a new Featured Artist to enjoy and obsess over all May long!  Toronto artist Holly Farrell…

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Southern Comforts: Jon Davenport

I’m a Southern girl.  You may not know that about me, since we’ve been all over the Northwest during most of Artsy Forager’s existence.  OK some may not include Florida as the Deep South, but North Florida is pretty…

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The Freshmaker: Heather Landis

In some ways, it seems like collage work is on the downside turn of its recent resurgence.  There is so much of it out there, it can be a challenge to find work that feels fresh and original.  Los…

Daily Artsy Paintings Still Life

Portrait of Things Already Come: Christopher Stott

We are a world that loves stuff.  One look at the tv show Hoarders will confirm that, as human beings, we develop emotional and psychological attachments to objects.  Certain things may represent for us the physical manifestation of the…

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Daily Artsy Paintings Still Life

Loneliness and Loveliness: Holly Farrell

I have a weakness for objects with a past.  Everyday pieces from days gone by hold the  untold stories of a person, a family , a home.  Toronto artist Holly Farrell’s paintings of vintage objects explore this sense of…

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Friday Forager Faves

Can you believe it’s already Friday again?  Where did the week go?! There is no real theme for this week’s Friday Faves..  other than these are a few of my favorite things right now.  All art related, all colorful,…