Tweet Remember how cool the cassette tape was? When they came on the scene, the eight track tape suddenly looked like car a battery. Cassettes were sleeker, but then the CD rolled out and that was all she wrote. Then … Read More
“Because Art = Freedom” is written across the Touch a Life Foundation’s website, followed by, “These children are being empowered through the freedom of expression. They are learning, some for the first time, how to be kids and dream big. At one point in their lives, they were sold for the amount we pay for a few cups of coffee.” The Touch of Life Foundation is dedicated to rescuing children in Ghana, Vietnam and Cambodia that were sold into child slavery. Providing holistic long-term child care to these vulnerable children, the foundation has rescued over 100 of the 7,000 children and use art as a way to heal. Gallery Direct learned about their mission and jumped at the opportunity to help these brave children. We are honored to have recently donated artwork and supplies to help bring inspiration and a smile to these children. The supplies included blank canvases, wallquotes, and empty frames. I encourage you to read the story about "Mark" on the home page that inspired the, "find your mark" campaign. The story is heavy on the heart, but knowing that fortunate people, like most of us, have taken a stand to help these children is inspirational. "People say I rescued Mark, but the truth is, he rescued me. He has shown me what matters in life - the things that are really important. Without Mark, I’d never be the person, the woman, or the Mom that I am today. And it all started with the decisions to believe in myself, and to take a huge risk." - Pam Cope, Founder For more information about the Touch a Life Foundation please visit: http://www.touchalifekids.org
Tweet The composition or focal point of your image will subconsciously set the mood of your room. Our artists carefully balance their paintings composition to connect with their viewers. Powerful composition elements are often displayed through the overall lines of … Read More
- Try grouping in odd numbers, it creates more interest.
- Decorate with a series, use multiples of the same print in varying colors.
- Choose art in the same color scheme but vary the size and shape
- Choose colors that are opposites on the color wheel like blue and orange and purple and yellow they will really pop against each other.
- In a neutral room add interest with only one or two bold pops of color either in art or accessories.
- Use a white wall to really accent a colorful painting.
Tweet We’re always honored to have the opportunity to work with LifeWorks, an awe-inspiring organization that provides counseling, housing and support services to at-risk youth and families in the Austin area. Through the LifeWorks Supportive Housing program, former foster children, … Read More
Tweet Join us in congratulating Gallery Direct’s Artist Shirley Williams! Shirley has won the inaugural Elizabeth Havelock Grant from the Windsor Endowment for the Arts. The annual award is presented to one mid-career artist who’s made significant contributions to arts and culture … Read More