Throwback Thursday: Alberto Vargas’ Pin-Up Girls

We’re throwing back to the 1940s, 50s and 60s today for a little summery fun with artist Alberto Vargas. Vargas was born February 9, 1896 in Peru and went on to be one of the most famous and sought-after pin-up artists of the mid-century. His work appeared most frequently in Esquire magazine during WWII and … More Throwback Thursday: Alberto Vargas’ Pin-Up Girls

Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Artemisia Gentileschi

Welcome to my new “Women of Worth” series, an ongoing collection of posts focused on the lives of fabulous and brilliant female artists and authors of times gone by. Each post will go up roughly around the time of each woman’s birthday and will give you a little info on who she was, when and … More Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Artemisia Gentileschi

Paintings + Literature: A Marriage of the Arts

‘Art’ does not exclusively refer to objects in museums. The arts include everything from painting to sculpture, theater, fashion design and literature. Any creative process results in art and real magic happens when the arts are combined. Such is the case with these paintings based on great works of literature. Not merely illustrations inside the … More Paintings + Literature: A Marriage of the Arts

How You Can Start an Art Collection (and Still Afford Your Rent)

When I was a kid, my mom had a business cleaning houses. She was hired this one time to clean out a rental that had been abandoned by the tenant. Now, this house was downright disgusting, from the piles of stuff everywhere to the food left in the oven. To this day, she refers to … More How You Can Start an Art Collection (and Still Afford Your Rent)