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Frame of Mind: Art that Inspires Positivity

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Surrounding yourself with beautiful art can create an impact on your everyday outlook. When crafted with sincerity and thoughtfulness, any artistic creation can speak to the heart, and convey a message of inspiration and encouragement. In this edition, the Balsam Hill blog features artworks that resonate a positive vibe in your home:

Rio Grande Spring, 2011

Rio Grande

Painted along the Rio Grande in New Mexico, this oil palette knife painting by Roger Alderman presents a one-of-a-kind texture that beautifully captures the dynamic spirit of the landscape. Exhibiting gorgeous hues, the work is an interesting creation that draws the eyes of your guests to the breathtaking visage of the river. The masterpiece inspires conversation and serves as a great accent to brighten up a modern living room.

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My Balsam Hill Home: Crafted by the Masters

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Throughout history, the visual arts have continuously mesmerized viewers with gallant techniques and imagery, all in an attempt to reinterpret the world. Through the same captivating use of color and the ingenious approach to form, homeowners can take inspiration from artworks in order to elevate the style of their living spaces. Courtesy of My Balsam Hill Home, here are several design ideas influenced by masterpieces:

Vincent Van Gogh’s Charming Watercolor Creations

Van Gogh’s masterpieces are easily among the most recognizable. Even a century after he first captured his visions on canvas, his inventive take on landscapes, unique brush strokes, and creative use of color continue to fascinate the world. You can bring the beauty of Van Gogh’s greatest work ‘Starry Night’ to your living room by adding throw pillows that depict the strikingly beautiful skies immortalized in the painting.

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Nurture Children’s Creativity at Home

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When it comes to nurturing your children’s love for the arts, your home provides the best atmosphere for honing creativity. Paintings and sculptures embellish your hallway and living room, and define your children’s first encounter with art. But the experience need not be alien to the younger Picassos. You can turn your home into a familiar space that showcases their talent and love for colors and lines.

A Sense of Self

Allow your children to express how they see themselves by having them create self-portraits. The first step to unlocking their creativity is by letting them discover who they think they are and providing them with the resources that would help convey their self-image to the world. Children who come to terms with their uniqueness early on are more likely to become individuals who have greater self-acceptance and are not easily daunted by pressures from the outside world.


Eclectic Living Room by Athens Photographer Corynne Pless

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