Green is where the Heart Is for July 13th, 2016

By / Green Is Where The Heart Is / Wednesday, 13 July 2016 04:00

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” 
~Marilyn Monroe

By Mo Linquist
Contributing Writer

The featured artist for the month of July at Artful Living Group is a gal who is anything but boring.  
That is proved by the whimsical imagination of her paintings. Featured in her exhibit named “Island Pleasures” are local hangouts like The Tiki Bar, Freddie’s, Britt’s and The Fat Pelican. Originals are available as well as matted prints and card size.  
It seems strange that a little girl born in the state of Wisconsin would dream to one day become a mermaid. Could it have been that her father’s career with the Foreign Service which placed her formative years in Norway and Sweden before settling down in the Washington, DC area, played a huge part in developing her love for fairy tales, impish sprites and other quirky elementals?  
Could it have been that her mother’s career as an interior designer proved that the creative genes run heavy in this family?
When you are a true artist, it is hard to contain your gift.  After high school graduation, Felice Kite entered Virginia Tech where she studied interior design.  
As any good fairy tale goes, along came a young commercial architect and their collaboration eventually led to marriage and the birth of two beautiful daughters.  
The girls are now 17 and 18 and Kite works mainly on residential jobs, but at times she and her husband still work together on large commercial projects.  
Kite found herself teaching art camps out of her home in the summers and classes in the winter.  Her style became recognizable. Bright colors and word art cheer all who read it.  She still dreamed of one day living at the beach.  
Eventually the day came when she was able to purchase a second home on Pleasure Island.  
Her sister and mother joined suit and lots of wonderful family memories have been created on this island.  Her future goal now includes writing a children’s book. She knows how to make things happen.  
Kite also does commissioned pet portraits which you can see on her professional Facebook page Felice Kite Artist. This is a gal who gives everything and has no regrets.  “Life is too short to be anything but happy.”  Come enjoy her show and take home some ‘happy.’  xo mo
Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Master FSIA, Red Ribbon Professional of IFSG and allied ASID is a recognized expert on Pyramid Feng Shui. She is the “ PersonPlace” design consultant specializing in soft goods such as fabrics, window treatments, reupholstery, blinds, shutters, feng shui and green healthy living products.  Her design studio is located in the Artful Living Group building 112 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC.  Linquist speaks nationally and holds regular workshops and accredited trainings on this ancient form of environmental psychology.
Helping clients create home and office spaces designed specifically to support their individual goals and intentions, Linquist uses cutting-edge techniques integrating science, 25 years of interior design experience and Feng Shui to balance, harmonize and create new patterns for success.
To learn more about her work or for a consultation, contact her at www.molinquist.com  FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-216-0366 local or 330-904-3636 mobile.

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