Litsa’s Blog

Help Children


It’s always the greatest feeling when I am able to give back. Last week we held an event at ADC for the new initiative in Cincinnati, Portrait of a Soul and this week we are sponsoring BLOOM Africa’s Unite! Art Party!

Thanks to Mary Barr Rhodes, William Thomas and Jess Chokan for their amazing efforts and support of this!

Please join us on Thursday, October 23rd from 5:00 – 8:00 PM and for only $15 a ticket, enjoy two drinks, appetizers and the opportunity to view and purchase art from our favorite local artists!

To RSVP click here:

The Story

BLOOM Africa’s mission is to build and support local partnerships to strengthen communities and improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable children, and was founded right here in Ohio! After traveling to Lesotho, Africa on a service trip, students and alumni from Wittenberg University launched this wonderful initiative in spring of 2010.


The Need

Lesotho is plagued by extreme economic hardship, alarmingly high rates of HIV/AIDS, poverty, droughts causing food shortages, and corresponding malnutrition. Together these factors have stunted the country’s development making it one of the world’s least-developed countries.

The Impact

Thanks to the team of incredible volunteers, BLOOM Africa has built strong partnerships in the Lesotho community and around the world to develop on-going and one-time projects, and created Community Learning Centers that empower orphans and vulnerable children while also enriching the communities in which they live.

On-going projects include the Ramabanta Community Garden, and Leratong Community Learning Center!

Completed projects include the Samaritan’s Feet Project, Orphan Emergency Relief Fund, Little Angles Initiative: Day Care Orphanage, Clean Water Project, and the Laptop Education Package!


(100% of ticket proceeds and 50% of all art purchases go directly to support BLOOM Africa in providing educational opportunities to orphans in Lesotho, Africa.)

Unite for a cause. Unite for art.

I hope you’ll join us this Thursday!

Savor Seasonal Art

With the chaos of back to school behind us, and November slowly inching up—everyone finds time to pause and look at nature’s masterpieces. The rustic oranges, deep auburns, and rich yellows of the leaves and the gold light of the autumn sun are so inspiring! If only the leaves stayed this way for longer…they seem here and gone in an instant.

That is why I love to bring these colors into my home through artwork! I get to enjoy the beauty of the short season, for longer—and bring the energy from the outdoors inside.



What is your favorite part of this season? Is it the colors or the energy? The memories of jumping into a pile of leaves when you were young? Or maybe it’s the calm, quietness of cool days, when we cuddle up to the fireplace with a good book.

Here are a few of my favorite contemporary representational artworks. Each piece adds glowing warmth to the space.

April Willy

“Bursting Forth” by April Willy I BLINK Artist

Jd Naraine

“Fall Sunset” by Jd Naraine

Jerry Points

“Peaks of Autumn” by Jerry Points



If representational works aren’t for you, then an autumn abstract is! The vibrant splashes of reds and yellows remind me of leaves playing in the wind.  Pieces like this can really add an energetic and inviting quality to the space!

Elizabeth LaPenna

“Celebration” by Elizabeth LaPenna I BLINK Artist



To really make a statement with the beautiful and bold reds of fall pair them with a dark wall and watch how the artwork instantly pops!  This elegant contrast creates a beautiful contemporary space that is both warm and welcoming.

BW Chair with Red Painting

“Cadmium Shifting” by Mary Barr Rhodes

Ron Halfant

“Red Leaves” by Ron Halfant

Seasons are constantly inspiring the world of décor, fashion & art—so let it also inspire you! I’m certain you can find artwork that captures your autumn—a piece of the season that will bring you warmth long after the snow begins to fall.



I’d also like to extend a huge thank you to all of our reader’s for your patience while we made our last push for Blink Art Resource Guide! I am so grateful for everyone’s continual support through this endeavor.

Art experts endorse Blink


Now that we have told you what the artists have to say…This week, I wanted to give you an inside look at why these art professionals are excited to get their complimentary copy of Blink Art Resource Guide! And don’t forget, less than 2 weeks left to register for Blink. So don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to be seen by these and many more art experts across the nation looking to sell your work!



Amy Youngblood Schuermann

“As an established interior designer, I need ingenious ideas for my commercial and residential projects. My clients want me to help them select everything from furniture to wall colors, carpet – and of course art, so I’m always looking to provide a great experience for them. With a comprehensive art resource guide like Blink, I can give them a variety of choices by taking the book with me on appointments and also using its website as I’m preparing my presentations.Blink allows me to find great artists and create beautiful environments easily and efficiently.I’m very excited to receive my first copy in January!”

-Amy Schuermann
President, Amy Schuermann Interiors, LLC




“Now, more than ever, it’s critical for an artist to take charge of their destiny. The days are over where an artist (even the most talented) can just sit back and expect people to come to them. Having actively promoted and elevated artist’s careers the majority of my life, I see Blink as a new, critical and much needed avenue for every artist wanting to get themselves seen, and to achieve a much higher level of success. I can absolutely say that I will use this art resource guide myself to find new artists and will recommend it to all the galleries, art consultants and interior designers that I know. Why wouldn’t they use it…it’s beautiful!”

-Eric Smith
CEO, Art Expo New York




“Galleries like ours will actively use Blink as a reference when we are seeking the best artwork for specific projects and inventory. The artwork we specify for our corporate, hospitality and residential projects must be perfectly suited for the space and client requirements. I know we can rely on Blink to find the artists whose works of art would best suit our client needs. We have commissioned and bought thousands of works of art for our clients and intend on using Blink to discover new artists to add to our portfolio. If Blink artists match our needs, they will hear from us!”

-Roy Saper
Owner, Sapers Galleries




“My clients don’t want what everyone else has. Every project we work on has to be unique and special. As a high-end gallery on the prestigious 5th Avenue in Naples Florida, we work on large scale residential and corporate projects every day. Blink will give us the opportunity to find artists that we wouldn’t normally know about. My staff and I are very excited about this catalog and will use to right away and for years to come. Thank you to everyone at BLINK for all your effort in creating such an important and needed art resource guide. Your dedication to our success, along with your support of artists nationally is very much appreciated. “

-Mary Lou Chronister
Owner, Gallery One



David Blount Blog

“APG has been in business since 1969 representing a variety of office furniture manufacturers, and is one of the largest Herman Miller Certified Network dealers with offices in Cincinnati, Dayton, Cleveland, Akron and Memphis. We provide space planning design, project management and offer our commercial clients everything they need to look good. That’s were Blink comes in. We’re excited to have this catalogue available so we can provide and recommend exciting art solutions to complete the overall project. Adding art personalizes the spaces we’ve designed and makes our clients very happy!”

-David Blount
Sales, APG Office Furnishings


Blink Art Resource Guide is looking to fill some spots in our Ceramics, Mosaics, Metal, Fiber and Glass sections. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! Learn more about Blink Art Resource Guide at or call us at 513.723.1222. The deadline for artists to register is September 30!


Wondering why you should sign up? Check out some of the Perks!


Register Now!

Blink: Artist Testimonials


We are down to the wire! Less than 3 weeks until registration for Blink closes. I can’t even believe how fast time has flown by. We have limited space left, so if you have been thinking about this for a while — now is your chance! This week, I wanted to share with you another group of talented artists who have signed on and why they are excited to become a part of Blink Art Resource Guide.



Urbana fullpageFINAL

“As an artist working in the public realm, I understand the importance of having my work exposed to the consultants and decision makers that are responsible for successful projects. BLINK serves as a wonderful channel for this type of interaction.”

-Rob Ley



Linda Leviton twopageFINAL

“These days, everything seems to be online. But nothing can compare to a high quality printed publication that an art consultant or design professional can actually flip through, touch, enjoy and be inspired by. That’s why I’m excited about Blink. It’s beautiful and inspirational!”

-Linda Leviton



Jonathan Cox fullpageBORDER

“I’m very excited to participate in Blink. It is going to be an expeditious and extremely effective way for my work to reach a broad spectrum of design professionals. The level of quality in the print production will ensure that each issue will both be immediately effective and also a valuable reference well into the future.”

-Jonathan Cox



Amy Genser fullpageBORDER

“Blink will provide me the opportunity to connect with designers, architects, and other creative professionals that I haven’t met before. I look forward to forging new relationships and exciting creative collaborations.”

-Amy Genser



Jeff Stapleton fullpageBORDER

“Being promoted in Blink will give me the opportunity to make the valuable connections I need to grow my art business. I’ve been a successful graphic designer for years and am ready to take the plunge into fine art. Blink is just the boost I need!”

-Jeff Stapleton



Chin Yuen fullpageFINAL

“I was previously in a similar art resource guide that was great because it was both a beautiful publication with high quality print and had large distribution. Although the sourcebook is no longer in print, I noticed the publication has a long shelf life: I still get calls from designers who use these publications as a reliable point of reference. I have been looking for another sourcebook with the same integrity and none has got my attention, until Blink. I am very excited to be part of Blink because they demonstrate professionalism, dedication, and high standards. Blink is our newest point of reference for the arts.”

-Chin Yuen



Anita Marci BlinkBORDER

“I am so very excited about being included in Blink Art Resource Guide. I had the great pleasure of meeting Litsa at the Art Expo in New York. I can say that she is extremely polished and professional. I specialize in Custom Fine Art and am primarily a commission artist. I am certain this wonderful publication will deliver many new clients and projects!!”

-Anita Marci



Now that you have seen what these talented artists can do, let’s get your work out there, too! Blink Art Resource Guide is looking to fill some spots in our Ceramics, Mosaics, Metal, Fiber and Glass sections. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! Learn more about Blink Art Resource Guide at or call us at 513.723.1222. The deadline for artists to register is September 30!


Wondering why you should sign up? Check out some of the Perks!


Register Now!