Pretty in Pink with Angela Chrusciaki Blehm of The Painted House

Happy Monday!! How was your weekend?

Mondays are tough, but a bit better with this interview from the inimitable Angela Chrusciaki Blehm of The Painted House. 

Are you tired of the mindless Instagram scroll?  Scrolling past similar after similar picture?  White walls/ white oak cabinets/ marble counters/ greenery/ pop of brass or black… yes, it’s beautiful, but then BAM!!! You stop mid scroll onto one of Angela’s pics.

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So different, so fresh, perfectly curated.  I LOVE her style and the fact that she has her own style!!

Angela is a wildly talented artist whose paintings I’ve long coveted, but now I’m equally obsessed with her newest pieces- mixed media painted wood (which are actually available here)!!  If I ever move to a new house, I will buy one!

Angela is the mom of three beautiful kids and lives with such joie de vivre.  And we won’t even talk about how amazing and insanely pretty she is after 3 kids… (BRB, gotta get to the gym now) jk

I also feel a kinship to her because she has such a love of traveling, and I’ve definitely “saved” many of her recent pics to Greece in my “someday” folder… and because of her many life experiences, which she shares below.

Thank you so much Angela!!!!


Name:  Angela Chrusciaki Blehm
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Occupation:  Artist
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Location:  Gainesville GA
 
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Do you have any personal experience with breast cancer, either yourself or friends/ family?  
No one in my immediate or extended family has been diagnosed with breast cancer, thankfully.  However, I lost my father to pancreatic cancer when I was 17, and my grandfather died of colon cancerboth very special men in my life.  My husband is a cancer survivor, diagnosed at age 31 with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.  He is now almost 43 and doing well.
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If so, what struck you most about this experience.  
The losses Ive experienced with my father and grandfather, and my husbands recovery have taught us both the preciousness of time and health.  We try to live the most of every moment and not waste time on negativity.  We seize time to be together, to travel, and enjoy our health and try to maintain it as best we can.  Also, so many people came to our aid when we were down, so we try to keep our ears open to the needs around us.  There is so much power in a support group!
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Finally, show us your space in which you’ve incorporated some pink!

While we did at one time have a pink living room, now most of my beloved pink is used for accents and in art I collect, and in art I make.  One of my favorite pink paintings is one that my two oldest children made as toddlers when my husband was going through chemotherapy.  My daughter’s dressing room is a saturated pink that glows when the sun filters in!

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Image Christina Wedge

 

 

 

 

 


Thank you so much Angela for sharing your family’s experiences with us.  I love how you’ve taken those experiences and used them to better your and others’ lives around you.  And thank you for sharing your beautiful art with us today!

xo

Celine

 

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