Celebrating America & Waynesville, Ohio’s 223 Birthday…
Free Raffle Tickets With Purchase
4th of July Food
Recipe: Salty Peanut and Banana Pudding
- Whisk together flour, salt, and 2/3 cup sugar in medium saucepan. Whisk in milk, egg yolks, and 1/2 cup cream. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened and a pudding like consistency, 7 to 9 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in peanut butter and 2 teaspoons vanilla.
- Arrange 25 wafers (slightly overlapping) in the bottom of an 8-by-8-inch baking pan. Top with half of banana slices, 1/4 cup peanuts. Cover and chill 4 hours or up to overnight.
- Whisk remaining 3 tablespoons sugar, 1 1/4 cups cream, and 1 teaspoon vanilla on medium high with an electric mixer just until stiff peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes. Spread over top. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup peanuts.
Raffle Basket Giveaway Fourth of July Weekend
223 Waynesville Birthday event Basket Raffle Giveaway.Canada Goose Gallery Raffle Basket
Handcrafted rope basket with embroidery design.
Rose Colored photo Frame.
Bottle of Wine.
2 P Buckley Moss Geese Wine Glasses.
1 Pair of Solmate Socks.
1 Spray Bottle of Maven Hand Sanitizer. (Mint scented).
1 Red, White & Blue Necklace.
$25 Gift Card to Canada Goose Gallery
Win one of 10 different baskets donated by Waynesville Merchants! Earn one free raffle ticket for every $20 spent! Drawing July 5th at 5:00pm.
BONUS: A cash purchase at the gallery between July 1-July 5 will also enter you in a drawing for one of (5) $25 gift certificates to the gallery.
Fourth of July Cake
Too pretty to eat!
Waynesville History Cards
I love that Waynesville has been around for 223 years! So much history and resilience.
EXPOSURE TO ART INSPIRES CREATIVITY AT WORK
In the Journal of Business Research, these scholars brought art into the workplace, or rather, the workspace, and wanted to see who felt more inspired in daily lives. Inspiration is what allows us to perform tasks more creatively, and ultimately better!
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Colors and Bold Feelings
Inspiring Creativity While You Work
Shelter-in-Place Birthday Cakes
Original Pieces of Art are One-of-a-Kind.
How Much Does Original Art Cost?
So, What is a Limited Art Print Edition?
Most P. Buckley Moss art print editions are limited, in that Pat only releases a specific number of prints per edition. There are a few editions that are referred to as “Open” editions where the edition size is not set to a certain quantity and can be reproduced ongoing.
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Christianity In Art
Art brings to life something that cannot be expressed with mere words. The visual experience of the forms and colors expressed by an artist can evoke emotions felt deeply in ones soul. For Christians around the world, and throughout time, art is a moment of reflection on our faith. The deep and profound expression of our inner voice is spoken as we look upon an artist’s vision of their deepest beliefs.
In a time when our community is “virtual” we are collectively appreciating all the things that our neighbors contribute to our lives. Pat Moss spent many years of her artistic life exploring the communities in and around the Shenandoah Valley. She loved the communities that Quakers built and often spent time sketching and painting their simpler way of life. What does community mean to you? Are you missing the moments shared? We should all take this solitude and explore the meaning of community. I have a feeling it will be far more valuable!
History as a Lesson in Hope
On any day in Waynesville, there are visitors that come in the gallery with smiles for the art and curiosity about the treasures inside such a colorful place. One day last week I had a most unusual and delightful visitor who brightened my day and now I hope will brighten yours.
While working at the back of the gallery a young man and his mother walked in and started looking intently at the artwork. I greeted them and struck up a conversation about the pieces they were looking at together. I was curious about their day in Waynesville and asked how the visit was so far, thinking the boy would come back with a negative response since a day walking around was not anything like video games with friends. To my surprise, his face lit up when I asked about their visit and he said, “This is a great place! I love coming here!”
Pleasantly surprised, I asked what he liked most about Waynesville. He responded that he loved art, but that he was also excited to visit all the antique stores. Hmmm, I thought. Here is a ten-year-old boy who loves art and antiques?!
“So, young man,” I said in surprise. “What do you love about antique stores?”
He thought for a moment and began to tell me how much he loved seeing things from so many years ago. He loved looking at all the tools, toys, and treasures of an antique store and imagining how they were used and who may have used them.
“Well,” I said with a big smile. “It is a rare person indeed who truly appreciates the value of a good antique!”
Before I could continue, he and his mom started telling me how much they liked so many of the P Buckley Moss prints and originals in the gallery. They were astounded at the different styles and subjects but as I suspected, the print they were the most excited about was Turquoise Treasure which features a standing cat, with such a playful attitude that happened to be painted turquoise. But then it wouldn’t be a cat if it didn’t have an attitude, right?
I too am a huge fan of our Turquoise Cat. It is one print almost everyone comments on when they peruse our gallery. And I just love that old art lovers and younger new ones just love how this wonderfully simple and colorful piece can make you smile, even on the gloomiest of winters days!
They walked around and asked questions about certain pieces that caught their eye. Before we knew it, they were mindful of the time and wanted to get outside to continue their planned day in town. Before they left, I asked if he was “On the Hunt” for any antiques in particular and he looks up at me with a big smile and said, “Of course! I collect Pez dispensers.” The gleam in his eye brought a smile to my face and we talked about his Pez collection, although he was quick to point out that it was not technically a real collection since he only had about 100 of these candy dispensers.
OK, only 100?! I leaned in closer and told him that anytime you have 100 of any one category of items…it would definitely have to be considered a collection! He smiled and looked up at his mom with pride. But now he had me quite curious.
I asked him more about the tiny candy dispensers and he told me that he would expect to pay around $15 to $25 for one of the old Pez dispensers if he was lucky enough to spot one in any of our antique malls. “The really early ones are worth thousands of dollars,” he told me. Who knew?
Without blinking an eye he said, “My 1979, Tweety Bird!”
“So,” I continued. “What is your absolute favorite Pez dispenser from your collection at home?”
Without blinking an eye he said, “My 1979, Tweety Bird!”
Of course, it was!
He made sure to also tell me how much he enjoyed the artwork of P. Buckley Moss. He and his mom promised to come back when they had a bit more time to learn more about her and all the beautiful artwork. They both agreed that coming into the gallery was a delightful surprise and a reason they would return again. I made him promise to return with his 1979 Tweety so I could see what I missed from back in the day and made a mental note to keep an eye out for “Pez” dispensers when I get around to cleaning my basement.
As they headed out the door, I stopped and looked around the gallery. Through the eyes of a ten-year-old, I was seeing the fun and magic that art brings into our everyday life. I glanced at the turquoise cat and gave her a wink. There is something for everyone!
He made my day and I was so very happy they would come to Waynesville to walk around and just enjoy new experiences as a family. That is what life is all about–exploring, learning, and setting out on a “hunt!”
Art can be so fun!
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The Shades of Blue…
The Color: Lakeshore Blue
Where to Use It: No matter where you live, nothing is as inviting as a cool body of water on a summer day.
Get the same feeling in your living areas by immersing the room in this cool shade.
For a dramatic effect, use the color on upholstered pieces, drapery panels, and accessories.
I think that no matter where you place a shade of blue,
it just has a way of bringing out the freshness of the space.
And I love how the blue softens the black too!
Playful walls are most inviting!
Blue skies and blue seas–they make us long for summer
and the laughter that most often is included with it!
A gallery in a child’s room is an amazing way to teach and share
that is not burdened with digital dings and pings.
Children today need to glance over at art and see that
not everything need have a thumbs up in appreciation.
It’s time to start planning your Run For The Roses gathering! I just love that expression and I love the Kentucky Derby. All the hats and fancy dresses, tiny finger sandwiches, and of course, the excitement of the race! I haven’t been, but it makes me happy to think of all the fun and excitement of being around horses. If I had to pick a favorite that Pat Moss paints I would have to say that her horses are some of the most lovely and inspiring images to grace a wall.
13 REASONS WHY ART IN YOUR HOME IS AS IMPORTANT AS A BED
Having original and limited edition art in the home is vital to your well-being. Art is a key piece of furniture for many reasons and yet it is sometimes put on the back burner in comparison to other home décor items. This list is dedicated to the understanding of importance of art from perspectives of interior design, well-being, social atmosphere, creating a mood in the home, and more. One quote that stands out about the importance of original art is the following,
“You would never put fake books on your bookshelf, so why would you put fake art on your walls?”
For all of the following reasons, you can find the perfect work for your home or office on our online here.
1. Art Creates Mood
Brain scans have revealed that looking at works of art trigger a surge of dopamine into the same area of the brain that registers desire, pleasure, and romantic love (https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-the-wild-things-are/201109/love-desire-and-art). Romantic, sublime landscapes provoke contemplation of nature and purity. Such works then create a mood of peace and are good for relaxation rooms such as the bedroom.
2. Art Adds Personal Character to the Home
We all love to express ourselves, be it through clothing, accessories, social media – the list goes on! Art in the home is a perfect way to express your artistic and aesthetic interests in a way different from most, since original and limited edition artwork is unique and handcrafted.
3. Art Makes Memories
Buying real art is an experience. For whatever reason, you were drawn to a specific piece (or multiple). You may have seen it at a show opening, had a nice trip to the ice cream shop beforehand. Whatever happened leading up to/during/after the purchase of a meaningful original work will be remembered every time you see it. This will not happen with a poster from Ikea.
4. Art Provides a Color Palette
When rooms have a lot of colors, or many shades of the same color, it can be hard to figure out how to tie everything together. A work of art is a beautiful, meaningful way to tie everything together and create a general focal point.
5. Art Makes a Room Feel Finished
When walls are empty, a room does not necessarily look bad, but by no means does it look finished. Rooms with empty walls are functional rooms in a house. Rooms with art work are the most comfortable rooms in a home.
6. Art Inspires and Fosters Creativity
This one is simple – in rooms with no art, artistic expression is lacking and therefore the need and want for creativity is not very prominent. On the opposite end of the spectrum, handcrafted art fosters creativity, expression, artistic inspiration. This is particularly important in homes with children as being surrounded by artwork will allow creative thinking. This idea is expanded on in reason 11.
7. Art Is a Conversation Starter
Image: Suncatcher (Medium)
As mentioned in reason 2, hanging art in your home is a way of expressing oneself. That being said, guests will always be curious about the choice of artwork, the story, have questions about the artist, etc. It is a way to show off your art collection while having passionate conversations with house guests no matter what room in the house you happen to be in!
8. Buying Art Supports Art Education
One of the most important things about buying original and limited edition artwork is that you are supporting art education in a world that has forgotten how important it is to our lives. Each time you have a look at a work in your home, it provides a feel-good emotion that filters in all areas of your life. Supporting art and art education is just another wonderful way of expressing our values.
9. Original and Limited Edition Art is an Investment
Building off of reason 8, not only does owning valuable artwork in the home allow you to support arts education, but when purchasing original or limited edition art from a known artist there is an investment value. These artworks can be passed down through family and friends, be shared with loved ones for many years all while increasing in worth. This is never something that will be achieved with a mass produced “Made in Taiwan” piece bought from the furniture store.
10. Art Creates a Livable Environment
Inviting European-style kitchen illuminated by a wall of windows. Room is comfortably cluttered with papers stacked on a side table and several bottles and packages on the table. Fashionably distressed brick walls, painted white, give the room a rough, rustic feel. Image: Shimmering in the Depths
Art can make rooms that are not necessarily “home-y” to become comfortable working and living environments. A kitchen, for example, can transform from a place of hurried preparation to one of relaxation and productivity all the with addition of a valuable art piece. Attached is an article explaining how artwork in office spaces improves employee productivity. Art in the office
11. Art Keeps the Brain Active
Art is very conceptual, artists use it as a medium to express personal thought, political or social issues, and to make us as viewers think. Some people do quizzes or crossword puzzles to keep their brain active, but another way to do so is to own original artwork in the home, to just sit, look, and think. For more benefits of art read this.
12. Art is Relaxing
In a busy, fast-paced world that demands speed and productivity, home should be a place of relaxation. Coming home from a busy dat at work to sit on your couch and stare at a TV or a blank wall is not as recharging or relaxing as enjoying an artwork purchased with the means to create a positive mood. Not to mention how we feel when caring for little children. Art offers a way for them to see the world and for us to be inspired. Image: Alone in Thought (Large)
13. Curating Your Own Art Gallery is Fun!
Last but certainly not least, curating a gallery is fun! Attending show openings, going to galleries, chatting with artists’ even, it is a fun experience! After a while you will start to notice a theme, in subject matter, color, concept, etc. Playing with moods, composition, placement in the home, of all these reasons why to have art in the home, let’s not forget the fact that it is simply something fun to do. So go ahead, fill your life (and home with art!)
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