Be Inspired: 07.28.16

It has the power to uplift, to heal, to stimulate, to surprise,
open new doors, bring fresh experience and create excitement in life.
Certainly it is worth the risk.

~ Leo Buscaglia



Paris Series, Pour les Morts by Sharon Beckman
This beautiful artwork is by my friend, Sharon Beckman. You can see her amazing creations at

Beauty Break: Art in Bloom with Mom

Back of Mom's favorite_Jessica Sackett

My mom and I have created a beautiful tradition for ourselves. Each spring, just when we think we can’t take another moment of the Wisconsin winter, we attend the Milwaukee Art Museum’s annual event called Art in Bloom. And this year was the best! Vibrant colors. Amazing design. Oh so beautiful! Which means, of course, it needed to be a Beauty Break.

This event combines four of my loves – beautiful art, beautiful flowers, creativity and passion. Florists and garden clubs are invited to create a floral arrangement that captures the essence/feel/look of a particular piece of art housed at the museum. While it is a competition that is judged, I feel we all win, creators and viewers alike!

Enjoy my little photo tour of this year’s event. And if you’re interested in attending yourself you can find out more about it here.



Blue at Art in Bloom

Blue and purple at Art in Bloom_Jessica Sackett

White at Art in Bloom by Jessica Sackett

Landscape at Art in Bloom by Jessica Sackett

Birch at Art in Bloom_Jessica Sackett

Woodland flowers at Art in Bloom_Jessica Sackett

The Rivals_photo by Jessica Sackett

Red at Art in Bloom_Jessica Sackett

Lamp at Art in Bloom_Jessica Sackett

Yellow at Art in Bloom_Jessica Sackett

Abstract at Art in Bloom_Jessica Sackett

Succulents at Art in Bloom_Jessica Sackett

Side of my favorite_Jessica Sackett

All photos by Jessica Sackett

Mom at Art in Bloom. Saint Francis of Assisi in His Tomb, Francisco de Zurbaran. Design by Alt’s Antiques, Floral and Custom Builds. Beautiful from all sides. (This was her vote for the People’s Choice Award.)

Schleier (Mist), David Schnell. Design by the Shorewood Florist.

Modernity circa 1952, Mirrored and Reflected Infinitely, 2004, Josiah McElheny. Design by Pick ‘N Save.

Landscape with Grouse, John Steuart Curry. Design by Metro Market Downtown.

Le Pere Jacques (The Wood Gatherer), Jules Bastien-Lepage. Design by Sendik’s Market.

The Rivals (Little Kittens), Mihaly Munkacsy. Design by La Tulipe, LLC.

“Laburnum” Floor Lamp, Clara Driscoll. Design by Wilderland Floral.

White Path (Der Weisse Weg), Ernst Wilhelm Nay. Design by Metro Market Shorewood.

Untitled, Joan Mitchell. Design by Belle Fiori, LTD. Amazing from all sides. (This is my favorite! But it was hard to choose, to be sure!)