Wednesday, August 10, 2011

art for the soul

remember the imaginary museum i built behind my dream house? well sometimes i like to think about building a second museum, this time at my future private therapy practice.  it would hold the most moving, emotional, deeply beautiful pieces, perfecrt for personal interpretation.  

last year, at the holiday renegade craft fair here in LA, i met catia chien and fell head over heels in love with her art.  it's absolutely perfect for a therapist's office, especially if that therapist happened to work with kids {except don't we all have an inner child? and isn't a wounded inner child the thing which brings us to therapy in the first place? so it works for everyone really}.


and one that i especially related to:


aren't they all magical?!  love, true love i tell you! 
there are so many other great pieces so please go check out her website for more.



but those aren't the only pieces i'd want in my therapy museum.  our very own gracey, a dear blog 
friend from the other side of the pacific, is also an amazingly talented artist.  
gracey's art speaks volumes of emotion and depth.  see?


oh! amazing!  
you can find more of her work on her blog paper aviator, and her portfolio.

18 comments:

  1. I love her work- so beautiful and I just love how you can see a little story in each piece.

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  2. Oh Kim, this is amazing. You are going to help so many people and their families with your love of healing and helping. This post actually makes me want to go into movement therapy. I feel soothed just looking at these incredible paintings.

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  3. wheeee ~~ thumbs up to these amazingly talented ladies..
    and you my dear Kim..you have touched and soothed so many hearts.. :)

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  4. this work is so so beautiful. i love the painting of the girl and boy with the heart lights and the balcony. thats my favourite. thank you for sharing and lighting up my day xxxxx

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  5. WOW! These are all so beautiful and magical. My favorite would have to be the one of the heart-shaped paper lanters. It just made my heart skip a beat :) Thanks for sharing these, Kim!

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  6. I LOVE the one of the girl in the window and the man down on the street. It's lovely.

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  7. i say it again... you are definitely a great lady!!! the images are beautiful!!!

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  8. These are so fantastic. I love illustrations like this, you can get lost in the beauty of the image while deciphering the meaning. Great finds!

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  9. Oh dear I adore the first one - it is just dreamy and whimsical - perfect for my home :)
    Axx

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  10. I LOVE the one with the floating lanterns!

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  11. these works are amazing! somewhat reminiscent of edward gorey, but perhaps a teeny bit cheerier!

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  12. dear you, i love the way you bring art into my life and make me think about the beauty on the canvas (computer screen). i know i haven't commented on your blog in awhile, but you must know i still love it dearly and you! i can't wait to see pictures of your actual private therapy practice when that dream becomes a reality. :)

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  13. These are definitely AMAZING. and you're so right perfect for everyone's inner child!

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  14. Kim, her work is incredible! And I think a lot of people would be able to connect with it and see themselves in it. I remember I was once in a therapist's office and saw this painting of the interior of a monastery, all blue and part in shadows. It sung to me and she and I had a long discussion about it. I don't get to really talk about art like that anymore.

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  15. They are wonderful! The first one is especially whispering to me. Hmmmmm I wonder why.

    xo,
    C

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  16. I really like her work. The first piece spoke to me, especially. I am such a bird nerd. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Hi Kim! I just want you to know how thankful i am for getting featured on your lovely space. I got really surprised hahah. I still couldn't form the exact words to express my gratitude. I don't even think words are enough. But i know you know how i feel about this. :)

    Always sending you my love! Thank you for inspiring me with every thoughts you post here.

    Happy weekend!

    xo,
    Your friend from across the Pacific
    ;)

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  18. ah i love your taste! i love the one where he's closing her eyes <3 beautiful

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