CONNECTICUT OPEN HOUSE DAY @CTVISIT #connecticutartist #connecticutart #Art


For a list of participating Counties and Locations. Click Here.

The ever popular one-day event where destinations across Connecticut offer free or discounted admission or special offers to Connecticut residents.

Organized by the Connecticut Office of Tourism, Connecticut Open House Day is designed to showcase Connecticut’s diverse mix of history, art, culture and tourism, and encourage residents to discover or rediscover the wealth of treasures in their own backyard.

Summer Issue | Coming Soon

Cordoba Flower Festival 2019 #patiosdecordoba #cordoba #spain #summeredition #bloom

The Cordoba Flower Festival 2019
Monday, May 6 through Sunday, May 19

The contest that showcases beautiful bloom. Brace yourself for the crowds since this festival gets quite popular with the local and tourist alike. More information here.

Siesta | Visit these three patios when all the others are closed for afternoon siesta! Palacio de Orive (Plaza de Orive s/n), Zoco Municipal (C/Judios s/n), Rey Heredia, 22 (Espacio cultural).

Check out our Summer Edition of KeyAesthetics for more in Cordoba, Spain.

Moments with the Designer: Shanta Laster

Designer Spotlight: Shanta Laster

Tell Us About Yourself:

I was born and raised in Westchester County, New York in a tiny village named Tuckahoe just 50 minutes outside of New York City. It was a wonderful childhood attending a small neighborhood school where my younger brother and I received personalized attention from the faculty.

What is your art space like?

Well, while I have a dedicated art studio at my home in Connecticut, I still find other also inviting and cozy areas within my home to paint and sketch.

Where do you find inspirations?

I make paintings and illustrations in gouache and ink about the little things that I love; real and imaginary. Most paintings will consist of thought provoking moments I have had throughout life sitting with wildflowers, trees, people, places, or animals. Just overall what is thoughtful.

With my illustrated world I aim to open up a little door of my mindfulness, tenderness and peacefulness, which in turn helps me (and hopefully others) to notice and enjoy the beauty of small things. My work is a constant opportunity to embrace imperfection and seek simplicity.

When do you feel your most creative?

I am most creative in the morning and evening. Since I work professionally in the legal field, I create when I am not at work. It is sort of like a wind up for the day (with coffee) and a nice wind down in the evening. My mind is always open for learning and trying new techniques. I am always thinking of the next sketch.

Is there anything else you like us to know?

Well, I am pretty much a transparent person when you speak to me. It might though take you a little time to know all of my interests and personality querks. For example, I am a proud ENFJ (with INFJ tendencies). I am an Editor of my own travel magazine, KeyAesthetics Magazine in addition to my creative art website, But in essence just a girl who loves to draw daily, travel and drink decaf cappuccinos.