Monday, June 3, 2013

Art + Travel = DIY Nostalgia & Inspiration

Sometimes you need to be reminded about the simple things in life. My dear friend Nicole Curcio, recently traveled to Rio de Janeiro and everywhere she turned she saw art that was reused, upcycled or reflected inspiration of childhood days. I don’t know about you, but my son's artwork has no rules, and that makes it some of the best I have ever seen. During her travels Nicole met artist, Aline Campbell, by staying with her through Air BnB. Aline shared her string art and philosophy on life.

To create this ornate design, Aline hammered 750 nails directly in her piano.

Nicole fell in love with this piece and brought it back to Portland to show me.

 After watching this video she made for her Open Doors experiment, you can see that her take on life is the same as her art. Simple. Beautiful. Inspiring and anybody can do it. Thank you Aline for reminding us to slow down and make our own string art.


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