Every year Winter hits us (without much warning) like a ton of bricks. The first snowfall is magical and we’re quickly reminded of all the things Winter has to offer: skiing, sledding, snowball fights, hot chocolate, warm sweaters, fuzzy boots and fires. It’s certainly a time of year that, although cold — very, very cold — can bring a lot of fun through outdoor activities with family and friends. However, these long and cold days tend to drag on and on, and as soon as the groundhog sees his shadow (expressing 6 more weeks of winter) I think we’re all ready for that first day of Spring. With that being said, I was recently inspired by an artist, Kerri Rosenthal, who doesn’t live too far from where I grew up in CT. Her warm, expressive paintings not only bring brightness and cheer to a space but they also have an incredible way of lifting your spirits when you enter the room. Colors speak volumes and can transform your space and your mood on a cold Winter’s day. Take a look at some of Kerri’s work below and if your Winter is dragging on like most of us in the NorthEast, it might be time to illuminate your days and remind yourself that Spring is just around the corner.
If these paintings and colors don’t brighten your mood and prepare you for warmer days ahead, I don’t know what will. Not only will a fresh new painting bring inspiration and happiness to your mind but it will breathe new light in your home – that just might be needing a boost of sunshine. For more information on Kerri and her artwork you can visit her site here.