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NBM Trade Show

Fine Art Printing 

 The NBM Trade Show

 

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I usually hate trade shows. But I do go to two every year. One show sells art, and this show sells fine art printing materials and supplies. So I’ve decided to share the event with you. We’re in the Long Beach Convention Center and it’s new and interesting. Walk the aisles and see what the Fine Art Printing industry has to offer. There’s some amazing printers, and color art coming off those printers. Enjoy.

 

TRADE SHOW TODAY

Yes it’s about art…fine art printing.
Interesting art ahead.
Long Beach California.
The usual traffic, it’s a 3 hour drive…and we left at 6 AM

" The Queen Mary " Long Beach

Trade Show in Long Beach CA.

We’ve arrived at The Long Beach Convention Center and right down the walk is the Queen Mary.
Here we go down to the exhibition hall. ­­­­­
The NBM Show.
It’s where they show and sell digital printing equipment and supplies
We’ll look around at printers and how they do some pretty exciting and fun things.
This show is where I get my supplies and new products to put my painting on. ­­

PRINTERS I’D LIKE TO OWN.

This is a tee shirt printer. It goes around and completes 6 teeshirts in one cycle. It takes up 9 feet square and I don’t think it will fit into my 11×14  studio. Oh…and they wrap cars and motorcycles with printed vinyl.

Most of all, this show is fun, inspiring and they actually give out samples.  We always leave with some tee shirts, and vinyl printed art posters.
And we do actually buy new items to print with my paintings. 5 hours of all these people, all this stuff and I want outta here. Oh and I’m so hungry. I hate the cold hotdogs at the show…so let’s go to a really fine restaurant near our hotel

Tutto FamigliaMEALTIME

We’re now in Lake Forest CA and ready to enjoy a much earned fine dinner.
I always use Yelp to find restaurants, and I’ve never once been disappointed.
Here’s the one I’ve chosen. “Tutto Famiglia” Italian is some of our favorites.
I can tell you that this is an Italian family restaurant, father chef, daughter great waitress.  12 tables and the food is outstanding.
We started with recommendations from one of the Yelpers. Scampi Alla Retsina, and great garlic bread.
I had an incredible salad, and Al had their Minestrone. Fresh and hearty. Then it was Spaghetti with meat sauce and meatballs for Al, and I had the award winning… Linguini Frutti Di Mare. THE BEST.
And we couldn’t leave without a dessert. The Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake. You can see what we left of this fine meal.

So there you have it. A trade show for fine art printing products and a meal fit for a king. Not a bad day.
We ordered some great new products for the fall, so keep watching.
And I end with the sample bumper sticker that I selected.
“Take my advice – I’m not using it”  And my advice for you  is…
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[Decorating Ideas] Walls

Wall Decorating Ideas and Tips

No Matter What Your Decorating Style

 

Tile Mural - Bamboo

Tile Mural • Bamboo Leaves • © Jacobson

 

 

“How do I decorate my walls?” sends some people into a panic

After selecting the furnishings and accessories for a room or space, wall decorations can complete the look in a spectacular way.

No need to stress out over wall decor…just follow this process and the ideas presented here…you’ll be fine!

Poppy - Canvas Art

Canvas Print • Perfect for the Bedroom • © Jacobson

3 Tips for Adding Wall Decor

 

Wall Decorating Ideas : Tip 1  make sure that your walls themselves are in order.

Do they need …

some color?

decorative trim such as crown molding?

practical trim such as shoe molding?

a really good cleaning?

Take a good long look and make sure your walls are ready for those decorations..

Wall Decorating Ideas : Tip 2 – have a good sense of your decorating style for this space

For example, if contemporary home decor speaks to you, then you will definitely utilize the ‘less is more’ strategy for your wall decor.

You might select one dramatic piece of art for the focal point wall in the room.

“It doesn’t have to be an expensive original to be great. I do prints of my great original artwork!

Does traditional style more aptly define your lifestyle and preferences?

Your wall decor might include collections of pretty plates, floral prints and whitewashed wall vases with flowing greenery.

The point is, make sure that your wall decor is consistent with the rest of your room and home.

Wall Decorating Ideas : Tip 3What is the function of the room itself?

This may seem obvious, but sometimes we get caught up in how much we adore a particular picture, for example, and forget about the space it is going into.

If your wall decorating ideas are for the kitchen, for example, make sure they are appropriate for the space.

Just make sure that your selection is compatible with the room function, fits the color palette for the space as well as the decorating style you have chosen.

Tips for placement of your wall decorations:

1. Please, please don’t ‘hang ’em high’!

You and your guests should not have to look toward the ceiling to see the awesome artwork in the living room.

Place your artwork, collectibles, photos, etc. just a shade above eye level for the average height adult.

2. Take your artwork and hang it lower than stated in tip #1 and you can create a number of different and unique looks.

For example, if you have a nightstand in the bedroom with a lamp on it, hang your picture so that the bottom of the artwork is about 3 to 4 inches below the top of, and to the side of, the lamp. By doing this you are creating a visual tie between the artwork, the lamp and the table.

A collection of four prints, for example, can create a border above in a multi-surface area.

Try this as a ‘headboard’ in your guest bedroom!

Coasters - Seashells

SeaShells • Collection • © Jacobson

3. Too much adornment on the walls • Makes you dizzy to look at them?

You don’t have to, and should not, place something on every inch of open wall space in your home.

The result is a cluttered and unappealing mess.

4. Do you like collections?

Use your imagination! If you have a large wall space that needs help, try using varying shapes and sizes of:

Mural - Tile Art- Plumeria

Plumeria • Tile Art Mural • ©Jacobson

 

  • mirrors
  • vintage picture frames (just the frames – work well on a wall with color)
  • wall tiles
  • wrought iron accents, or
  • frame recipes, favorite songs or hymns, children’s artwork, vintage hankies

Have fun with your new wall decorating ideas.

Call on me for ideas and help with your walls, art or color selections.

760.831.1190

That’s my art! 🙂

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Rose White – Art Print

Rose - Framed Art Print

“Rose White”

by artist Jackie Jacobson. I spent a year looking for the perfect White Rose to inspire me to do a painting. I bought white Roses, and none of them did it for me.

Then I was sitting on a park bench, waiting for a friend, and right there on my right…The perfect White Rose. I actually had a camera handy. Moral of the story…When the time is right, it will appear. It was really fun to paint. Look at that center. Beautiful!

Decorate your home or office in style with eye-catching framed art prints. Beautiful art prints are the touches that give your room a polished look. Hang as an accent art piece. Groupings of prints enhance today’s home decor. Black Frame | Double White Mat

They also make great gifts. Do you know someone who could use a dash of color on their walls? Why not give them something they will enjoy for many years to come?

In addition to our framed flower art prints you may enjoy Jackie Jacobson’s flower paintings on Greeting Cards/Notecards or Tile Art Coasters.

ORDER FRAMED PRINTS TODAY

 

Gallery Black Frame Size : 11″ wide x 14″ high – Double Mat White – Print size: 8″ x 10″

IDEA: Mix and Match with these favorites or view the complete framed art print collection.

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Are you planning a visit to the Palm Springs, California area? Meet me at the College of the Desert Street Fair. I’m in booth #75, every Saturday and Sunday, October – May. Or call ahead for an appointment to have a personal tour of my studio and gallery in Palm Springs. 760.831.1190. I love spending time with people who are interested in art, painting and meeting the artist. Recent California visitors from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Boston, and Vancouver BC have all enjoyed their art studio visits. If your vacation brings you to Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indio, Desert Hot Springs, Banning, Yucca Valley, East Hemet, Coachella, San Jacinto, Hemet, Beaumont, Yucaipa, Twentynine Palms, or any other close by city, then definitely drop by when you are in the area.

 

Bamboo Leaves V – Art Print

BAMBOO LEAVES painting

by artist Jackie Jacobson. Simple and green. Think green today and you think Bamboo. Bamboo has become a popular element in today’s home design. You’ll find it in furniture, rugs, bedding, and more. What I found interesting when I painted this portrait of Bamboo, is that each piece is unique and original.

Decorate your home or office in style with eye-catching framed art prints. Beautiful art prints are the touches that give your room a polished look. Hang as an accent art piece. Groupings of prints enhance today’s home decor. Black Frame | Double White Mat

They also make great gifts. Do you know someone who could use a dash of color on their walls? Why not give them something they will enjoy for many years to come?

In addition to our framed flower art prints you may enjoy Jackie Jacobson’s flower paintings on Greeting Cards/Notecards or Tile Art Coasters.

ORDER FRAMED PRINTS TODAY

Gallery Black Frame Size : 11″ wide x 14″ high – Double Mat White – Print size: 8″ x 10″

IDEA: Mix and Match with these favorites or view the complete framed art print collection.

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Are you planning a visit to the Palm Springs, California area? Meet me at the College of the Desert Street Fair. I’m in booth #75, every Saturday and Sunday, October – May. Or call ahead for an appointment to have a personal tour of my studio and gallery in Palm Springs. 760.831.1190. I love spending time with people who are interested in art, painting and meeting the artist. Recent California visitors from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Boston, and Vancouver BC have all enjoyed their art studio visits. If your vacation brings you to Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indio, Desert Hot Springs, Banning, Yucca Valley, East Hemet, Coachella, San Jacinto, Hemet, Beaumont, Yucaipa, Twentynine Palms, or any other close by city, then definitely drop by when you are in the area.

Sunflower V – Art Print

SUNFLOWER V SQUARE is the painting that makes everyone smile. Can you look at a Sunflower without smiling?

I love painting Sunflowers. They do make me smile, and so every year I try to paint at least one new Portrait of a Sunflower. This years art print is from the Watercolor Group of art prints by California artist…Jackie Jacobson.

“I’ve looked for a way to add watercolor painting to my artwork.” Here it is, in this new group of art prints by artist Jackie Jacobson. Sitting on a watercolor painting background are the square tile looking art prints. The inspiration came from the new tile art coasters. The beauty of vibrant color against the subtle watercolor background, brings these paintings into a new dimension.

Decorate your home or office in style with eye-catching framed art prints. Back in time, people gave flowers for any occasion. Particularly, the Victorians who were known for giving flowers as a significant definition of their historical period. But as giving flowers has lost significance, adorning walls with flower images is as popular as ever. The lasting appeal of colorful flower art is here by Jackie Jacobson.  You don’t have to be a Victorian to appreciate that.

They also make great gifts. Do you know someone who could use a dash of color on their walls? Why not give them something they will enjoy for many years to come?

In addition to our framed flower art prints you may enjoy Jackie Jacobson’s flower paintings on Greeting Cards/Notecards or Tile Art Coasters.

ORDER FRAMED PRINTS TODAY

Gallery Black Frame Size : 11″ wide x 14″ high – Double Mat White – Print size: 8″ x 10″

IDEA: Mix and Match with these favorites or view the complete framed art print collection.

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Are you planning a visit to the Palm Springs, California area? Meet me at the College of the Desert Street Fair. I’m in booth #75, every Saturday and Sunday, October – May. Or call ahead for an appointment to have a personal tour of my studio and gallery in Palm Springs. 760.831.1190. I love spending time with people who are interested in art, painting and meeting the artist. Recent California visitors from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Boston, and Vancouver BC have all enjoyed their art studio visits. If your vacation brings you to Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indio, Desert Hot Springs, Banning, Yucca Valley, East Hemet, Coachella, San Jacinto, Hemet, Beaumont, Yucaipa, Twentynine Palms, or any other close by city, then definitely drop by when you are in the area.