Friday, April 29, 2011

Bid on This!

To support NEWH and their mission of education and scholarships, our friends at Pentimento donated our original, three-dimensional, memorabilia collage featuring The Breakers Hotel of Palm Beach Florida, to be auctioned off from May 12th through May 23rd in conjunction with HDExpo in Las Vegas. Show your support by placing a bid on this and many other fun and unique items!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Earth Day!

Take some salvaged canvases. These were gessoed back to white, then stained with paint.

 Choose some vintage frames.

Add a few pages of antique sheet music from the 1870's, varnished onto the canvas.

A little bit of paint.

A bit of artistry added next.

And voila! Our "Song Birds" triptych,  created by Dina Petruzzi, using repurposed items.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Jazz in AZ!

April is a big month for jazz, here in the valley of the sun. So we thought it a great idea to share some of our jazz inspired art and a few collectibles, too! All of these are available for purchase in our Attic store!

Jazz Aurora | artist: Dina Petruzzi | re.collection art
Fabulissimo | artist: Dina Petruzzi | re.collection art
Jazz & Swinging Percussion | Attic Store
The Dave Brubeck Quartet | Attic Store
Jazz Ambassador: Louis Armstrong | Attic Store

While we're in a jazzy mood, check out one of the longest running jazz events in the world. The 2011 edition of the PARADISE VALLEY JAZZ PARTY Saturday, April 16th and Sunday, April 17th. Approximately 17 hours of music will be performed, including some of the most exciting jazz musicians in the jazz world performing a variety of music from straight ahead jazz, a bit of blues, some New Orleans jazz, Count Basie music, and more.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Walter Foster Art Instruction.

More than 80 years ago, Walter T. Foster—a well-known artist, instructor, and collector—began producing self-help art instruction books from his home in Laguna Beach, California. He originally wrote, illustrated, printed, bound, packaged, shipped, and distributed them himself. Although Walter passed away in 1981 at the age of 90, his legacy continues. We have 25 original Walter Foster books available in our Attic store!  We wanted to share a few. Aren't the covers great? They have a cool retro feel to them.

This one reminds me…The Desert Botanical Garden's Spring Butterfly Exhibit is going on until May 8th. If you haven't already experienced this event, it is so worth it! It's almost magical as you stroll among hundreds of fluttering butterflies.