Inspired by Nature...
Spring is nearly here, and like many of you, I’m anxious for the return of the birds that flew south for the winter. We are all creatures of habit, and once again, awakening to the chorus of those favorite songbirds gives a sense of comfort...nature’s security blanket. Soon those doting parents-to-be will be building nests for their anticipated offspring. Refresh, renew, and rejuvenate for spring—we can all take a lesson from the wildlife around us.
In this issue, our Inspired Palette column by Kelly Hoernig features a “Nest” Wall Art grouping that will enable you to enjoy the ambiance of spring year-round. Combining soft, comforting “earthy” colors with a textured canvas, cutout letters, and a clock gives the ensemble a contemporary look. Go to page 54 and read more about the thought that went into the design process—it’s quite inspiring!
Because wall art is a top trend in home decorating, this issue features additional designs for your walls. If Tuscany is your style, be sure to check out Bob Pennycook’s Spring Topiary Plaque. Other choices include the Blue and Gold Macaw on Old Parchment by Tracy Moreau and Willow Wolfe, the Abandoned Gate watercolor, and The Entry, a rose-covered arbor painted by Connie Parkinson. Each painting is equally amazing, and I’m sure you’ll find one to fit your décor. There are also many other designs in this issue that can be easily adapted to a plaque, a canvas, or even the wall itself!