Comments on: L’Amerique The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:02:27 +0000 hourly 1 By: juliagblair juliagblair Thu, 07 Jun 2012 13:30:27 +0000 I love the BURST of light and energy!

By: Marianne Marianne Thu, 23 Feb 2012 22:55:26 +0000 What a treasure! I am crazy about cows too! You are blessed indeed with wonderful adventures. Thank you for sharing them.

By: Tiffanie Tiffanie Fri, 03 Feb 2012 07:09:05 +0000 That is an amazing piece, that’s all I can say! :)

By: Rebecca Rebecca Thu, 02 Feb 2012 19:13:46 +0000 What a great memento! My husband and I buy art for our birthdays too – it doesn’t happen every year, but it’s fantastic when it does!

By: Greta Greta Thu, 02 Feb 2012 16:51:16 +0000 We bought our first “real” piece of art in France too!
The summer before we had our first baby, my husband and I took a 5 week backpacking trip through Europe.
We stayed in Arles for a few days and took a trip to the beautiful, old, hill town of Les Beaux.
It captured our hearts.
We visted a gallery there and met a delightful french artist.
He wore linen pants, leather loafers and a loose, linen shirt.
He was kind and funny.
We loved his art and purchased one of his paintings.
Each time I see that painting I am reminded of that day, that town, that artist, that trip, that adventure and that time in our lives.
I love it!
Thank you for bringing up such lovely memories.
And I love your painting too!
Love from

By: Rosemarie Rosemarie Thu, 02 Feb 2012 04:29:57 +0000 The cows are fabulous!!!

Art is my weakness – oh, and buying things for my daughter – neither can I control myself. Usually, I can only afford small pieces or prints – not sure if that is offically considered art collecting, but it fills my house with beauty and brings me such joy – much like my daughter!

By: Jane Jane Thu, 02 Feb 2012 02:46:10 +0000 I LOVE these paintings! If I had been there I would have bought one too! Growing up in rural central TX, I also have a fondness for these large animals of the bovine family. I have a special one of a Longhorn that my daughter named Blue Devil (a nod to my husbands alma mater when it’s really the mascot of my own) It hangs in my breakfast room. It is painted by our talented friend Jared Dunten…with a paintbrush between his teeth. It’s beautiful. You can see it here. And go ahead and read Jared’s story too – it’s inspiring.

By: juliagblair juliagblair Thu, 02 Feb 2012 02:00:59 +0000 I am completely impressed with your art purchase! Love the power and
beauty and merging colors and energy. marvelous choice.

By: myseastory myseastory Wed, 01 Feb 2012 23:40:57 +0000 love art and buying a piece is like splurging in shopping but with no guilt!
i remember being so excited when i bought my first piece, i have bought two and inherited one, so i have a little collection that makes my home so personal.

By: Sara Sara Wed, 01 Feb 2012 22:43:32 +0000 Congratulations!!! Just perfect, in every way.

By: magickwrds magickwrds Wed, 01 Feb 2012 18:35:11 +0000 Love it! What an awesome piece of art- gorgeous colours, striking composition. Very powerful piece. Good for you!

By: Petra Palmer Petra Palmer Wed, 01 Feb 2012 15:21:08 +0000 Katie, what a wonderful idea! So special and meaningful, your art collection growing along with your marriage : )

By: Lara Lara Wed, 01 Feb 2012 15:02:54 +0000 I love original art and have been lucky to pick up a couple of pieces here and there. I’m lucky to have a spouse that has the same feelings about owning art and it has been fun to slowly start our collection. Congrats on buying such a cool piece.

By: Lisa Lisa Wed, 01 Feb 2012 14:25:34 +0000 Gabrielle~ Did you send pictures of your new art to Ree at The Pioneer Woman? She’s “mad” about cows!

By: kirsten kirsten Wed, 01 Feb 2012 14:00:11 +0000 J’adore…

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By: Béa Béa Wed, 01 Feb 2012 07:54:05 +0000 propbaly? oh my, this cold is getting to my brain!!!

The typo queen.

By: Béa Béa Wed, 01 Feb 2012 07:52:14 +0000 Hey,

We shipped back our car from the US to the NL when we moved back to Europe a little over a year ago.
Two different friends of ours also took old cars back to the US a while ago.
I can only talk about our experience here but changes required by the dutch road authorities were pretty minor (fog light and indicators on the sides). Not sure it’s really relevant to your case though…

The only few things that propbaly helped us were:
- the car (an Element) was rather recent (to get its official description – the shipper dealt with that. I think)
Mind you, our friends to took an old Prosche to the States, and others an old Rolls Royce
- we were close to the harbour on both sides, so we could directly drop it off and pick it up.
-last but not leat for us, we had owned the car for more than 6 months prior to the move and could thus take it as part of our household content i.e. without having to pay fees to have it ‘imported’ on top of the shipping cost.

It may all be old news to you…
Still I can check back the names of the shipping companies if you like.
They may give you a rough idea of how difficult it is.

By: Ann Ann Wed, 01 Feb 2012 06:25:10 +0000 What a great experience.

When we lived in Ukraine we went to the artists lofts that were supported during the soviet period by the government.

It was amazing to visit the 80-90 year old artists of all genres. See the work from the Soviet period and the current work and hear their stories.

Wonderful art purchases. Most of all, I love the pictures we took of walking in the artists lofts and down the halls stacked with art of all type.

People proud of their art and skill they had honed over years.

By: Katie Katie Wed, 01 Feb 2012 05:26:54 +0000 What a fun painting – it has a touch of whimsy that I appreciate.

We buy a piece of art for every year that we are married instead of exchanging anniversary gifts. We have the entire year to find our art. Six years in, most of the art is simply “folk” art although we did buy our first gallery piece this summer. At some point I would like to buy something to invest in but for now, I love our collection. It is full of pieces big and small from our travels and adventures. Some pieces are by friends or family, others from etsy, some from coffee shops in places we’ve visited. At the end of our lives, we should have a house full of art. It’s fun and exciting.