Inside the artist's home. Shay Carrillo Profile Part 2
Welcome back to Part 2 with Shay Carrillo of Non Perishable Goods. Last week I showed you the artist's studio, and this week you get to see her home! One of my favorite things about artist's homes is that they have art EVERYWHERE. I think many people get intimidated by art, and lack the confidence to just surround themselves with art they love - no matter where it came from. Maybe for fear of being judged or having to explain themselves? But artists have become so comfortable with it that they hang up anything and everything. The skull hanging over the mantel was picked up on a vacation to Mexico. The artist coated the skull in beeswax and then placed every tiny bead by hand. You guys, every tiny bead one at a time. This is truly one of the most amazing things I've seen. The beads are beyond tiny, so every contour of the skull is still visible.
Over the piano hangs the children's art. Art is truly a family affair in this house. Both of Shay's parents are artists, and her husband's father as well. They hang everyone's art in their home, including the children's, which is a practice I love and do in my own home.
Here in the dining room are pieces by Shay's mother on the wall. On the cabinet are all the makings of their annual Day of the Dead alter, something the family puts together every October. Shay- I hope you will post a photo of your final alter and tag us on Instagram!
Also in the dining room hangs a stunning still life photograph by one of Shay's closest friends. It is printed under acrylic (my favorite!) and is a total show stopper.
The children's rooms are filled with even more art. Drawings and paintings they have created are framed everywhere. As well as stuffed animals bought and made. One of my favorite things in this room is the banner drawn over the light switch that simply says "Be Kind". I absolutely love it when people have the spunk to write on their walls. It's so easy to get stuck in whatever rules stop us from this sort of thing. One of my best friend's mom had quotes written by hand on the walls in her bathroom and I've been so inspired by that! I now write my favorite quotes on the walls of my office. I have a big thick black paint pen and I add to the walls whenever the mood strikes! Seriously why not?
In the bedroom Shay hangs work by artist friends. The chicken is by April Coppini - a Portland artist who works in charcoal. Her website is linked here and I loved checking out her beautiful drawings of birds, bees, and others.
I hope you've enjoyed this insiders look into an artist's home and studio. Seeing how artists decorate their homes can be so helpful/inspiring right? Be sure to share it with any artist friends you have, professional or hobbyist! Thank you Shay for opening your beautiful spaces up to us!