You may have been thinking that February came and went and you didn’t see any art for this last month’s book club choice for Do Design: Why beauty is key to everything by Alan Moore. You would be right! Perhaps you’re feeling a little disappointed at the thought of not getting any new art this month… But, guess what? It took us a second longer because our featured artist, Abby Clawson Low (you can read about her interview here), gave us not one, not two, not three, but SEVEN new works for you to choose from to add to your home gallery and it’s all in our Print Shop. We even posted them up in our home town of Provo so you can see them in person for tonight’s Gallery Stroll.
New Art Collection from Abby Low in Lars Print Shop
Abby’s bold, graphic and colorful work was the perfect addition to our Print Shop and captures the essence of Do Design. It was the perfect match. I LOVE the idea of blowing up these prints extra large (you can print them up to 24×30” large!) and creating a huge statement on your wall. Each one would be perfect as that exclamation mark in your space but they also make a great gallery wall together, no?!
We feel like this couldn’t be better timing for Abby’s line to arrive in our Print Shop with this month being such an important one to us (craft month, dur!). That’s what we’re all about here at Lars. If you didn’t know this and want to know more about why I am so passionate about crafting go take a look at my recent post Why I feel called to craft. We are looking to provide you with a little extra inspiration to get you on the crafting train. Not just because crafting is “fun” but rather to inspire a sense of well-being and peace back to your life, which is exactly what our March book club choice Craftfulness: Mend Yourself by Making Things by Rosemary Davidson and Arzu Tahsin addresses.
To back up this month’s read and the importance of creating, we want to revisit some quotes from last month’s book Do Design: Why beauty is key to everything by Alan Moore because the two go hand in hand.
Provo Gallery Stroll
For those of you finding us from Provo gallery stroll, welcome to our online gallery! We hope you have enjoyed finding Abby’s pieces as you make your way through the gallery stroll!
Without further ado, we are pleased to present you Abby Low’s color collection!
“By returning to our roots of making, crafting, and designing, our world would be a better place to live.” Pg 20
“We can use design to work on behalf of the human spirit, to uplift us physically and spiritually, to connect us to our human nature. Design elevates, nurtures and improves our lot. It intertwines our spiritual and material well-being.” Page 20
“If you believe that our best work is done when we are young, you create a gray future. Every day is the opportunity for the new, as yesterday has now gone. Drawing from a bitter well is not good for creativity.” – Pg. 66 by Willie Nelson
“The act of creating something of beauty is a way of bringing good into the world. Infused with optimism, it says simply: LIFE IF WORTH WHILE.” – Page 12
“If you cannot describe a new destination, you will never get there.” Pg 24-25
“To bring great stillness into one’s work means one can truly commit to its execution and most beautiful realization. It is commitment, Tashi says… that gives you freedom.” Pg 29
“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.As you sail along, maybe it’s wise to keep the Utopian coast in your sights.” Pg 84
Don’t miss out on this series of posters created in Abby’s colorful, bold, and graphic style and get one (or seven) for you home today, find them all here!