Brigitte

About Brigitte

Brigitte Boucher, Artful Home’s Copywriter, has always been passionate about writing and art. She appreciates having the opportunity to combine these passions to help artists sell their work. An artist herself, she loves messy media like oil paint, charcoal, pastel, and clay. When she is not writing about art or making it herself, she enjoys gardening, reading, camping, and going on adventures with her husband and step-daughter.

10 teapots infused with creativity

Whether you're a tea aficionado looking to serve up your daily "Earl Gray" with a splash of personality or an art lover hoping to add some new flavors to your collection, you'll find plenty to savor in the world of artist-made teapots. Teapots have been around for hundreds of years, having originated in China and then spread throughout Asia, Europe, and beyond. The history [...]

By |May 24th, 2016|articles|Comments Off on 10 teapots infused with creativity

In the Studio with Kelly Jean Ohl

We love being able to see our favorite artwork up close—even better when we get to meet the incredible artists who create it! So when we had an opportunity to visit ceramic artist Kelly Jean Ohl in her home studio near our Madison, WI office, we were thrilled. Kelly Jean Ohl in her studio. A variety of Ohl's artwork. [...]

for the love of prints, part 3

In my last two posts, I introduced you to the art of printmaking and discussed relief and intaglio print techniques in more detail. Now, I will introduce you to one-of-a-kind prints, the techniques of lithography and serigraphy, and the differences between traditional prints and giclée prints. Monotypes & Monoprints True or false: printmaking always involves creating reproducible images and identical prints. False! While most [...]

By |February 4th, 2016|articles|Comments Off on for the love of prints, part 3

for the love of prints, part 2

In my last post, I introduced you to the art of printmaking and discussed relief print techniques in more detail. Next, we'll explore another popular discipline: intaglio. While most relief prints are created by carving wood or linoleum blocks, intaglio prints are created primarily from metal plates (e.g. copper or zinc), though glass, plastic, and other materials can also be used. An [...]

By |January 26th, 2016|articles|1 Comment