Folk art is defined as various works of art, which may be made by anonymous or famous artisans. This ranges from paintings, sculptures, basketry, and utensils. These works manifest highly decorative designs usually with bright colors in simple arrangements. They depict traditional society and culture of different people, where its meaning originates. These folk arts are widely used as decors and displays in different places. They may be found in museums, art schools, and even in their homes.
Today, with the expanding knowledge on art and culture, there are already several folk artists known in the world. Each generation of works are improved with the addition of new information and ideas of making a paper mâché.
Lori Mitchell, a graduate from Rhode Island School of Design, is one of them. Her works were handmade using strips of paper mixed with water, glue, and other substances that hardens as it dries–paper mâché of various designs and themes. She began her work in 1999, which was influenced by children’s themes and literature, old illustrations, and toys. Her works are mainly figurines, one form of folk art, with unique designs and timeless facial expressions. Her folk art figurines portray themes of different holidays and events and are usually purchased as collectible items and gifts.
Home designing is not easy. It needs meticulous, artistic, and creative thinking. This kind of designing involves not just what are inside the structure, but also how it blends and combines with other furniture in the place. The designers also take into consideration even the most minimal detail and designs used- its color, and features. If in summer home décor, there should be a summer feel as you enter the home. The colors should be bright and warm. This can be applied to the pillowcases, tablecloth, and figurines as design. In interior home designing, every detail is very crucial as the main criteria of the best design lies on the balance and how every component is related to each other. With this, it does not mean that all colors and designs should be bright to provide a summer feel. Instead, the designer can add contrasting colors to balance the bright designs. This may be applied in the curtains and other furniture.
Balance is very difficult to achieve even for professional designers. It depends on the size of the whole space and each of the furniture to be placed inside. Why is it very important then? A place, even if big but with large furniture not properly arranged, cannot be called a good home design. It will come out as small instead because of the large furniture consuming most of the space.
However, a home even with a small space as long as the furniture are properly arranged with the other designs strategically placed can pass as a good design. It is evaluated as the entirety of the space without missing a single detail. The most important things to have a good home design are proper use of the space and balance of every furniture and detail in the home. If these two factors are always considered when designing one’s home or even one’s room, a great and successful designing will be assured.