I remember the day my aunt sold her house. Yes, my aunt. You see, when my family was building our first home we moved in with my aunt and her family until it was finished. Four adults and six kids under one roof.. at least I think that’s what it was... Maybe my youngest brother wasn’t born yet? 🤔🤷🏼♀️
Either way, we later moved out into our new house. And then a little later my aunt and uncle built a new house and sold their old house we all had lived in. It wasn’t about the house itself, it was the memories made in it. 😭
These houses are just piles of wood, brick and concrete but the memories made in them are way make it a HOME. Looking to get a custom home painting to give someone the gift of memories this Christmas season? I have 10 spots left! DM me if you want to be one of them! #columbusartist#columbusohio#watercolorartist#custompainting#customhomepainting#housepainting#watercolorillustrations#kreatingartintentionally#paintingmemories#customchristmasgifts
Putting feet back on the ground after an incredible weekend at the studio launching my new EP The Lost Gardens @rosiecaldecottmusic with a joint exhibition of my artwork. It was also the week I was sending out all the crowdfunded packages to my wonderful supporters. One of whom commissioned a painting of a view, a memory very special to both of us. Thank you @andrewfreidin I had a lot of pleasure painting your beautiful sculpture by this magical setting and in no way doing it real justice. .
I’m back to painting! This scene may seem like a confusing tangle of limbs, but it’s a special one to me, from when I was visiting @wiindowsyl last summer. We spent a long while practicing inversions and acrobatics on the beach, and after practicing this nested backbend, finally worked up the courage to ask one of the few other people on the beach to take a photo of us. We were so excited, thinking we’d nailed it ... only to look at the photo and realize we weren’t aligned, totally off-center. But that feels representative of us — bumbling through life together, never right on center, an awkward dance, but beautiful in our assymetry and imperfection.
Syl, you’re the best sister I could ask for, and my gratitude for you extends to the moon and back a thousand times. So many bushels of love (or even acres). Happy birthday, love! 🍎❤️🍎 #sisterlove
So many of my paintings are illustrations of my definition of wonder. The dictionary definition is “a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.” But i will add to that my own experience, and maybe it’s yours too. Do you ever have that feeling, maybe when you look at the ocean, or mountains, stars, clouds, trees... where, for a short time, you lose self-awareness because what you are looking at has completely dominated your attention? it takes your breath away, gives you chills, brings tears. And you are certain that if you could hold on to the importance of this moment, everything in your life would deepen. But somehow that wonder fades and though you remember it, it is too intense a thing to stay fully burning inside you day to day. So it turns to shadow. But i think, that as we collect these shadows of wonder (especially if we intentionally remember them), they change us little by little and they draw us to God. They open our hearts to heaven. That’s what i try to paint. I’m painting memories–shadows of wonder.
#TheGrandSofarHotel an art #exhibition by @tomyoungart
impressive exhibition filled with paintings reflecting the depth of #Lebanon and the importance the #SofarHotel played in hosting #artists and #political figures.
#Art helps reclaim time and makes the #memory of #history live on.
The hotel is a grand place that due to the war has left scars on the building. Tonight it opened its arms to the paintings of #TomYoung and to reviving a time from the past that can help look at any paths for the #future .
The accomplished paintings by Tom Young capture the essence of a time in Lebanon, links art with history and politics; a time of intrigue, knocking at the door of political strife as well as one of continuous festivities and parties, and also tells the stories of a generation.
Go see the exhibition by @tomyoungart on for the next month in Sofar Lebanon!
Swipe for art ➡️
-The painting by Tom Young called #WeddingDay depicts my beautiful Aunt @samira.sa65 💖❤ and her husband Dr Youssef Sayegh on their wedding day in the Hotel Sofar in September 1965 ✨ coming down the grand hotel's staircase.
Go see the painting and the video in the exhibition where my aunt Samira 😍 talks about her wedding day, the history of the time, the era and the hotel.
-"Hafla" with legendary figures who visited the hotel: Layla Mrad, Oum Koulthum, Farid and Asmahan Al Atrash
Video #Oud beautifully played by #ZiadAhmadieh
Congratulations @tomyoungart @noor_haydar_art ✨👏
Memorializing people’s memories is a major part of our purpose. Just now I posted a perfect 6 min bedtime story from Strega Begonia! Absorb the soothing sounds of Strega’s acoustic guitar and comforting voice as she pays tribute to this magical true story from her childhood. Watch the process of the “spiral painting” (a timed collaborative painting technique we developed) by Carla Elise and Giustino Micah as we illustrate the story! (Link in bio)
Appropriate for all ages
We’ll put this gem right here! Use this coupon to save some moolah when you visit us next week! We’ll have Open Paint Wednesday through Saturday from 12-6pm, no appointment needed!
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