Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hit it with a stick.. and happy weekend!

Hello my dears. The kidlets & I are off to the Stockholm archipelago to visit close friends for the weekend, and we're so looking forward! Just wanted to duck in here first to share this wonderful photo..


I love the textures & colours, and think it would look fab blown up large, and framed! 
It's from Jackson Pollock's studio (I adore his art!), via an interesting article about his and Lee Krasner's Hampton home (in the latest issue of Australian e-zine 'EST'). The article is written and photographed by Robyn Lea.



Two talented, strong minded abstract artists with a lot of influence on their genre of art.. can you imagine the passionate (if not stormy..!) discussions at their dinner table..!?


I was quite surprised by the tranquility and soothing 'whiteness' of their humble home. According to the article they were apparently avid beach combers, and used to stroll along the shore line collecting shells and drift wood.. I wonder if this is where Jackson picked some of the sticks he used when creating his wonderful works..?! Oor was it just a source of relaxation to quiet the mind..?! 








*All images by Robyn Lea*

With that I bow out for the week. Take care, have fun and have a marvelous weekend everyone.




Friendly wolf kisses from Sweden.. ;)

xx Charlotta

15 comments:

Sarah B said...

What fantastic images and what peaceful home. I don't remember it from the movie but I do remember thinking that if it wasn't for Lee I doubted that Jackson would gave been the success he was.
Have a fabulous weekend!

A Perfect Gray said...

charlotta, I can not wait to read that article on pollock...

have a wonderful trip, love, donna

designchic said...

What gorgeous images...so warm and inviting. Hope you have a great trip!!

Something Gorgeous said...

Came upon your blog and enjoyed the inspiring images. Look forward to reading more of your posts.

Karena said...

Charlotta you have won my heart with that 1st image! You must see the movie "Pollock" it is excellent and you will see so much about their loves.

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

It's me said...

Wowwwww great pictures!!...how long are you staying in Sweden???......that last one is my favorite...enjoy a happy weekend...love love Ria...xxx..

design elements said...

Charlotta, the first image absolutely caught my heart. I can not wait to read that article on pollock... We saw the Pollock movie some weeks ago. Love his art. Have a wonderful time in Sweden. Trevlig helg :-) big hugs

Kristin said...

Hi! The first one is such a nice piece of art! The wolf photo is amazing! I guess the photographer was pleased with that one :) And that old, white shabby drawer is so beautiful! Happy weekend to you!

Love, Kristin

Ali said...

Hi Charlotta, I love this home! Such great history there. I also love the wolfs kissing, so cute! Hope all is well!
Ali

Lumo said...

What an amazing place. It was +42C in July, so I can understand how New Yorkers try to escape from the city...

And love the wolves! What a kiss! Will post soon photos of my mother in law's dog kissing sheeps.)

Hope you and the kids are settling well in Sweden. Enjoy Sptember, it has been very summery this far; 18-20 C daily here across the littel pond between us.

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Great images...have a wonderful trip. Mona

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Beautiful textures in that wood...have a lovely week, Charlotta! xx

Meera @ firstsense said...

I am also a Jackson Pollock fan and it's wonderful to see this post. Love the soothing quiet white spaces and I can imagine a soothed mind breeds inspiration!

I hope you are doing well and wish you a happy new week, dear Charlotta!

Meera xx

Nuit said...

what a beautiful home!!! and yes, such contrast, but that's exactly what makes things interesting ;)

Have an awesome week!!!!!! xo

Tina said...

Hej Fina!
Vilket underbart inlägg Charlotta! Du får den enklaste historia att låta alldeles magisk och jag rycks med, lever mig in i och njuter av varje ord, varje bild. Underbart!
Hoppas ni haft en härlig helg i Stockholm i goda vänners sällskap!
Kramar!!!

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