The day after the Super Bowl is tough, isn’t it?! Not when you know Mardi Gras is right around the corner. While in New Orleans, you must party like New Orleanians (even though a lot of residents leave town as tourists swamp the city) but it’s part of the New Orleans way of life — to live life to the fullest, enjoy each day and celebrate with friends, family and really good food.
This same philosophy holds true for what you choose to surround yourself with in your home to create an environment that makes you happy. You should enjoy it every day. At Casart, we have artwork that creates joyful interiors.
Following up on my Folk Life Art post, we are so excited to announce that we’ve recently introduced a new Casart Collaborative artist. Kristin Nicholas’s Garden of Family Life Mural, celebrates simple pleasures of daily life on the farm depicted in a whimsical garden setting, with Matisse inspired birds, tree branches and flowers.
You can see the similarity in Kristin’s work to Matisse’s most memorable painting, The Dessert, Harmony in Red, also known as The Red Room — the bright bold colors, the curvilinear nature of the elements, flowers and fruits of Nature represented in a stylized way.
Kristin’s mural comes in 10 colorways and three panels that can be displayed as individual art pieces, combined in any manner — to form a triptych — or even completely cover a room or accent wall. Each repostionable wallcovering panel is 8 or 10 feet tall and 43″ – 52″ wide and all the backgrounds colors can be customized to the color of your choice. Here’s a room view of what your Garden of Family Farm Life Mural could look like in your home.
Check out this award winning Houzz post with Kristin’s home featured in one of the most popular ideabooks in 2012. The 240+ comments are still coming in. Many were inspired by Kristin’s joyful use of color. Although it’s not for everyone, many wanted something similar in their own homes. The convenience of Casart is one day you can have Kristin’s mural up and the next day you can change it up, move it around, store and reuse it anytime. This is the most flexible type of artwork you’ll find — no pun really intended but works
Read about Kristin’s art philosophy regarding the panels she painted and learned what inspired her on her working sheep farm.
While you’re contemplating where you can install joyful art — Casart — art for your home – in your space, don’t forget, next Tues is Mardi Gras, so you may want to do the Mardi Gras Mambo. Kristin’s art will help you celebrate mambo style all year round!
I like this version because you can sing along with the words while you dance, and pretend you are the Mardi Gras King or Queen for the day! Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler!!