Happy Holidays! A Night & Day House Tour

Happy Holidays All! No matter how you celebrate the season, I hope you are having fun! Here is our new home all done up for the holidays. It is scaled back quite a bit since moving into our new (and much smaller) home, but I just can’t let go of my Maximalist leanings 🙂 Long-time followers of the blog will recognize most of our decor from the old house recycled in new ways for the new.

The only “new” things this year are the fresh wreaths and garland from trusty ‘ol Trader Joe’s, our adopted curb goose we brought home to live with us last year, and new sequined ribbon on our tree (75% off from an after-the-holidays sale at Neiman Marcus).

First, the Outside.

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Herman the Goose with his (ornaments) eggs. He just makes me smile.2018holiday32018holiday14

Look out in the distance and you can see the city lights looking to the West. I love our neighborhood! Just beyond the lights is the Great Salt Lake.2018holiday12018holiday152018holiday2

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Inside.

The quirky entry room/art studio/exercise room.

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Overwintering the plants inside. 2018holiday12In the Dining Room, my proclivity towards pink endures.

(oh! I almost forgot. We got a new rug, on sale from Wayfair.com (thank you Black Friday). I love it! It is bigger than the previous rug and makes the room look larger.)2018holiday92018holiday82018holiday112018holiday5Max insisted on being in at least one of the pictures.2018holiday10The Living Room, pretty in pink.2018holiday6…I did add more goodies to the Nick Cave inspired chandelier 🙂2018holiday7

Have a marvelous Holiday Season and an outstanding New Year 🙂

Artist House Tour: Marie M. Vlasic and Jiva Armetta Create Design Harmony at Home

Our home has been featured in Westword!

Artist House Tour: Marie M. Vlasic and Jiva Armetta Create Design Harmony at Home

Here is the link to the article: http://www.westword.com/arts/artist-house-tour-marie-m-vlasic-and-jiva-armetta-create-design-harmony-at-home-6631496

Lots of pictures of the house and artsy Q & A with yours truly. Here are some teaser images:

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Me and my Man Our Living Room.

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The Glam Rock Star Bedroom, with Pugs.

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My Art Studio.

There are lots more pics at the link above. Thanks to Jeanne Connolly for the article, and Anthony Camera for the great photos.

Actually, a lot has changed in the house since these photos were taken. (for instance, we are almost done with a total revamp of the living room), and I’ll be posting all the changes and details here soon. Be sure and subscribe to this blog so you won’t miss a thing!

It’s that Time of the Month again…First Friday, February Editon!

ImageProxy.mvc“Sub-transmission” by Neil Bigley, courtesy of Ice Cube Gallery

It looks like the weather is going to be AWESOME on Friday! Put on your walking shoes and let’s go see some ART!

In addition to an evening of fine art on Friday, It’s FREE DAY at the Denver Art Museum on Saturday, and FREE DAY at the Denver Zoo on Friday and Saturday!

If you are really itching to get a head start on your art viewing, tonight (Thursday) There are some great openings at Hinterland, Walker and William Havu among others.

Here is the line-up art events, courtesy of Denverarts.org. Have a great weekend everyone!

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October First Friday in Denver is TONIGHT! And BONUS: the Best (Cheapest) Downtown Denver Parking Secret!

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Albert Chong: The Photomosaics: Works on Paper, Wood, and Stone
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OK kids, it’s our favorite time of the month, FIRST FRIDAY! All the Arts Districts in Denver (Santa Fe, Rino, Golden Triangle) will be in full swing. Yea I know, it’s chilly. Time to break out the Fall boots and sweaters and go see some art!

In addition to all the art happenings, there is also the (Free) The Four Mile Historic Park Pumpkin Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 4th and Sunday, October 5th from 10am to 4pm. The festival is located at 715 South Forest Street. Yes, Halloween is a mere 4 weeks away, time to pick out the perfect pumpkin.

OK, I know this one isn’t free, but MCA is only $5 after 5pm. They are open till 9pm on Fridays, and there is a very entertaining, interactive exhibit at the museum right now. You might want to hurry, as it closes this Sunday. www.mcadenver.org.

And…here is a BIG Downtown Denver Parking tip: The massive parking garage across 15th from MCA is only $3 after 4pm, every day. Best Parking Deal in Town! You can walk just a couple short blocks to 16th street and jump on the free 16th Street Mall Shuttle too. It’s also about a block from Union Station. If you haven’t been since it reopened, you owe it to yourself to go. It’s beautiful. Hint: Take your parking ticket (the one the machine spits out at you at the entry gate) with you, because you’ll pay for the parking upon your return at a standing kiosk next to the elevator in the lobby, not at the car exit.

Without further ado, here is the Art Lineup, courtesy of denverarts.org

 

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I know, I’ve Been Neglecting You…but here is your First Friday & Awesome Free Events Line-up for September 4-6!

Dearest Fabulous Readers,

I know I’ve been neglecting you of late, and for that I apologize. The main reason is I just returned from that big crazy arts festival in the desert where we burn things, otherwise known as Burning Man. I brought my Black Rock Portrait Project out there once again, and the prep work for that and for the trip itself was hugely time-consuming, among other things. But I’m back! And here with your September First Friday line-up and awesome Free stuff to do this weekend…

My Favorite Pic for the Weekend…Saturday’s TOUR DE FAT Free Freaky Adult Fun in the Park (City Park that is) with live music, games, and bikes bikes bikes. Bike ride registration is at 10am, the fun in the park rolls all day long. See the full schedule HERE.

Saturday is the monthly Free Day at the Denver Art Museum

I know it’s not technically on the weekend, but Monday is a Free Day at the Museum of Nature & Science.

September is a BIG First Friday night in Denver! The Arts Districts will be in full swing tonight. The weather is cool, so break out your favorite Fall sweater and boots and go see some art tonight. Here is the First Friday line-up courtesy of Denverarts.org…

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Be sure and check out the Heads of Hydra photography exhibit, closing this Saturday. Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery in the Rino Arts District.

[Upcoming Events from the DenverArts.org Calendar]

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It’s a June First Friday! All Sorts of Delights this Weekend…

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It’s a great First Friday in Denver! The weather will be cooler, a nice time to be outside…

My TOP PICK for this weekend is the Art Student’s League exhibit. I go every year. FREE to attend, and pick up some new art from Denver’s up-and-comers. It’s always a good time! http://asld.org

This weekend is also the People’s Fair downtown: http://peoplesfair.com FREE admission

And if the People’s Fair is too big for you, try the smaller and charming Highland’s Street Fair  http://highlands-square.com/StreetFair, also FREE of course.

FREE First Saturday at the Denver Art Museum too!

 

My idea of a perfect weekend? FRIDAY: First Friday on Santa Fe Drive, cocktails at Interstate. SATURDAY: Art Students League festival, Brunch at Lucille’s  SUNDAY: Highland’s Street Festival.

Here is the line-up of great art openings this weekend, courtesy of DenverArts.org:

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It’s a 3-Day Weekend Denver! And there’s loads a great FREE stuff to do…

It’s almost Summer here in Denver! The weather is nice, so break out your skirts, shorts and sandals and go play. There’s loads of fun, free stuff to do this weekend…

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My Top Pick for this weekend…I always go for the strange and unusual…

 

Here are my favorite To-Do Picks for the weekend:

The Downtown Denver Arts Festival is all weekend at the Performing Arts Complex (http://www.downtowndenverartsfestival.com/), and  the ARTSTIR Arts Festival is Saturday & Sunday downtown, between 15-16th on Glenarm. http://www.artstirdenver.com/

the Wash Park Grill is offering up free music over on South Gaylord Saturday from 4-10pm http://www.washparkgrille.com/

One of favorite freaky places to shop, the Burner Bazaar is always great fun, (and supports local artists!) at the Fusion Factory, 3850 Walnut, Sat-Sun Noon-7pm https://www.facebook.com/events/360135230782282/

the Denver Flea kicks off it’s inaugural weekend in the South-West corner of City Park at 2pm http://www.denverflea.com/

Denver Day of Rock offers free concerts on the 16th Street Mall http://denverdayofrock.com/

 

And of course, there is ART! Here are this weekend’s art events, courtesy of DenverArts.org:

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Have a great holiday weekend everyone!