THE ABUNDANCE OF natural light streaming into Amy Woods’ home studio is ideal for growing plants and, in Woods’ case, for painting them. Scattered about the attic are dozens of paintings of flowers—a bouquet of pink peonies, a vase of bright yellow tulips—rendered in soothing watercolor palettes.
It’s no coincidence that most of Woods’ work features flowers and other botanicals. For the Ohio native, flowers aren’t just the subject of her art; they’re also a passion.
“I’m a master gardener,” says Woods, 52. “I like painting from things that exist—not from a photograph—so using my garden as the subject is a natural fit.”
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Cut from the Same Cloth
“Turkey Tracks” is a 19th-century quiltmaking pattern that has the appearance of little wandering feet. Patterns like the tracks, and their traditions and myths, have been passed down through the generations, from their frontier beginnings to today, where a generation of makers has embraced the material as a means of creating something new. Olivia Jondle is one such designer. Here, she’s taken an early turkey track-pattern quilt, cut it into various shapes, and stitched the pieces together, adding calico and other fabric remnants as needed. The result is a trench coat she calls the Pale Calico Coat. Her designs are for sale at The Rusty Bolt, Jondle’s small-batch fashion company based in St. Louis. —SAMANTHA STEVENSON
A background in sculpture trained artist Aly Ytterberg to see objects more fully.
A Modern Story
How a little log cabin went from being a home to a guest house
IN GOOD TIME
With the help of interior designer Robert Idol, a Kirkwood couple creates a home that pays homage to the past, yet feels just right for their modern young family.
"Food Raconteur” Ashok Nageshwaran wants to tell you a story.
The Right Move
New shops and showrooms bring exciting opportunities for local designers, makers, and arts organizations to sell their wares to home enthusiasts here and everywhere.
Painter and gardener Lauren Knight branches out.
Chris Mower of White Stable Farms discovered the Japanese style of gardening in Italy. Now, he’s bringing it to St. Louis.
Letters, icons, and illustrations that speak in a hand-drawn language
AUDRA's New Digs
Audra Noyes, of the Saint Louis Fashion Fund Incubator’s first class, opens an atelier in Ladue.
The Murders Down the Hall
393 POWELL STREET WAS A PEACEFUL HOME UNTIL RESIDENTS STARTED DYING IN BRUTAL, MYSTERIOUS WAYS.
Ten Years After MORE THAN 50 YEARS LATER
DRUMMER RIC LEE TALKS TO GOLDMINE ABOUT A TEN YEARS AFTER DELUXE EDITION OF THE A STING IN THE TALE ALBUM AND HIS RECENTLY RELEASED MEMOIR, FROM HEADSTOCKS TO WOODSTOCK.
THE BAND'S 'STAGE FRIGHT'
GUITARIST ROBBIE ROBERTSON SUPERVISES THE REISSUE OF THE BAND’S THIRD ALBUM, STAGE FRIGHT, AS IT HITS THE 50-YEAR MARK.
Drone space consolidation is about to become a reality
The Humbling of Exxon
Years of miscalculation turned a juggernaut into just another middling company. And that was before the pandemic
Into the Woods
Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan returns to the scene of the crime—for the 19th time— in Kathy Reichs’ latest novel, A Conspiracy of Bones.
A rundown pool house gets a transformative facelift to make room for deep reflection and relaxation.
The Anti-Krugman Libertarians On The High Seas
For one week on the Celebrity Solstice, listeners of a podcast devoted to rebutting the Nobel Prize-winning economist get to be with their own kind.
The 44th annual Birds in Art exhibition at Leigh Yawkey Woodson features art that captures the spirit and habitats of the creatures.
Woodstock lo vence todo
Medio siglo de una leyenda. Sus ecos siguen sonando actualmente