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Bodega Rocks by Bill Shelley

Bodega Rocks

Bodega Rocks

16" x 22", watercolor, by Bill Shelley

Bill Shelley is an avid proponent of the "plein air" tradition, creating most of his paintings outdoors while taking in the scenery of Yosemite, the Northern California coast, or even on occasion, the Italian countryside. Bodega Rocks is a good example of his mastery of the watercolor medium. Bill's art is currently represented by Bodega Landmark Studio. Visit Bill Shelley’s web site at www.bshelley.com to see more of his works.

Sunday, January 27th, 2008


Hot Mat Newspaper Coiled Square




These kitchen mats caught my eye at Baksheesh (located in Sonoma, Healdsburg, and St. Helena, CA). They are handmade by the Women's Multipurpose Cooperative in Baguio City, Philipines. Not only visually interesting, the mats are environmentally conscious because they are made of old newspapers. Their innovative process involves wrapping the paper into coils and forming them into spiraled square building blocks. The products are starched to make them hard and shiny and have been tested to stand up to heat and moisture.

Sunday, January 27th, 2008


Something blue…

Rainy Day

Inspiration on a rainy day…

Sunday, January 27th, 2008


Welcome to Have Muse


Golden Gate Sycamore

34"h X 36"w, acrylic on Japanese hand made paper, by Corrine Haverinen.

We are excited to kick off our brand new blog, showcasing interesting arts, crafts, and fabulous tchotckes. As an artist (Corrine) and a designer (Shook) we have spent most of our lives obsessed by the visual.

Check in often with us as we present the art and objects that attract our eye.

Sunday, January 27th, 2008