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Author Archives: Pam Houston

So sweet!

We are anxiously awaiting spring! These sweet succulents of various shapes and textures are lined up on the windowsill in preparation for our favorite season. Equally loved is the pot it lives in – cool texture and glaze. So sweet!

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Language of the Mudcloth

African mudcloth is a roughly woven and distinct fabric that we’ve been collecting for a while now. Mud cloth, or Bógólanfini, originates from Mali, West Africa, and is first hand-woven into 4” strips and pieced together by the tribe’s men. Next the patterns and dyes are applied with a mixture of mud, clay, and leaves […]

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From Pony to Pillow

  Life can get busy. Really busy, in fact. So busy, that keeping up with the media side of business can escape us. Then when you’re least expecting it, you’re hit with textural inspiration in the form of a giant fuzzy animal. This Rocky Mountain Horse at our favorite local equestrian barn is growing her […]

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Painting the Town

With summer approaching, scaffolding begins to rise as artists make plans to add to the number of murals in our city. We salute ArtWorks Cincinnati for commissioning new murals for the summer of 2015 and providing jobs for students and professional artists alike. I love that these murals help to invoke pride in our city […]

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My Olde Mint Julep Recipe

The 141st Derby is coming up Saturday and this Louisville girl is once again ready to celebrate the Run for the Roses with family and friends. The first Saturday in May is always flavored with mint juleps at our house. This year I’ll be making them with Angel’s Envy, my new favorite Kentucky bourbon. It’s […]

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From Rough to Refined

Spring Spotlight: Artists at the Pendleton Art Center For 20+ years, Karen Heyl has called Cincinnati’s Pendleton Art Center, home. You will find her nestled in her 1st floor studio carving out beauty from both clay and from giant limestone slabs. Those slabs are her canvases, carving intricate patterns and designs with her chisel and […]

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Hand Bound. Objects Found.

Spring Spotlight: Artists at the Pendleton Art Center Judith Serling-Sturm is a talented book artist and friend who creates in her studio just down the hall from us. Her textured book art utilizes handmade papers, natural elements, and found objects. The rough paper, seemingly straight off the tree, creates a raw, rustic feeling. Her creations […]

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Glass Tapestries

Spring Spotlight: Artists at the Pendleton To kick off Spring, we’re highlighting some of our neighbors here at The Pendleton Art Center, Cincinnati. We appreciate our community of local artists and strive to promote their incredible talent and artistic contributions. Across the alley at the Marta Hewett Gallery is the home of some of the […]

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Bold & Unapologetic

Black and white lovers: Take a look at this killer, diamond-pleated couch. Discovered in Anthropologie’s spring house & home catalog, this particular couch caught our eye several times while page flipping. The jagged, black stripes woven into the creamy background create an energizing pattern that is bold and unapologetic.

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Reclaimed [Wood] Reflections

Personal history can be crucial in an artist’s development of style and inspirational focus. I often pull inspiration from my home state of Kentucky and my ancestral roots, while artist Michelle Peterson Albandoz draws her inspiration within the forests of the two places she grew up, Connecticut and Puerto Rico. The trees she played among […]

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