The Cool House: Homes for the Holidays

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Homes for the Holidays

I couldn't leave the whiney, moaning post up front any longer - on to brighter, more positive topics. The wonderfully creative author and painter Nadine Bouler of Bouler Design Group dropped in to The Cool House yesterday bringing an invitation to the opening of her latest show Homes for the Holidays at The Ripe Gallery on December 5th.

Her last show explored houses as emotions and the new works are also house-themed. The paintings are intricate, atmospheric, whimsical in a good way, with just a hint of danger. Almost as soon as I saw the butterfly landing the aqua villa I said "I should ask you to paint this house", and as simply as that a project was born. I can't wait to see what Nadine has in mind for this house - which angle she'll choose to portray, if it will be a night painting and which animal or insect will find it's way into the frame. Whatever she decides I know we'll be able to see in it far more than just a house... which is, perhaps, just a little disconcerting.


Nadine @ BDG said...

Been letting my imagination play with a few ideas-- in the car, brushing my teeth, eating lunch. A fun house to consider. Thanks for the challenge!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Ooooo...this should be fun! I am in love with the invite art so I'm sure she will do something fabulous.

Hmmm...I wonder if she could paint my neighbor's house being lifted away...and then make it happen in real life? ;-)

modernemama said...

Anyone out there genetically engineering giant butterflies for Laura?

The Guy is totally taken with the butterfly hauling the house - he loved the couple of Nadine's paintings we saw from the "Where the Heart Is" series but this is a whole other level.
What is it with him this week?

Jenn from The Home Decorating Company said...

The invitation art is fabulous! I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!