Instagram… as an art form?

Social media comes in all shapes and sizes and it is here to stay.  My daughter is presently taking a college English class where instead of writing papers in the traditional manner taught in schools, she is told to incorporate audio or visual techniques when communicating her ideas.  Technology has presented us with a whole new level.. read more →

Keeping Up With the Art & Collectibles Market

It has been a few busy months for L&L! Always working on staying current in the collectible and art markets we recently attended the Foundation for Appraisal Educations (FAE) seminar in San Francisco at Michaan’s Auctions. We were fortunate to hear a wonderful talk on contemporary Chinese Art by Susan Lahey of Eastern Art Consultants… read more →

Is Your Valentine Worth A Fortune?

As seen in the Solon Life Magazine (February 2014) & EzineArticles.com When you think of February, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Snow? Leap Year? Groundhogs Day? The Super Bowl? If you are like us and many fellow romantics it is Valentine’s Day of course! February 14th, the time school children begin.. read more →

Ann Stone Collection of Napoleonic Decorative Arts

It has been an honor this past year working with the Ann Stone Napoleonic Collection. This collection was assembled from Mrs. Stone’s love and passion for Napoleon. A rarity indeed to find such a large and fine collection with only owner, but even more rare for the collector to have been a woman. Now, in.. read more →

Guest Appraiser on Value This Radio Show!

I was recently asked to be a guest appraiser on the nationally syndicated radio show “Value This with Leon and Brian”. I jumped at the opportunity because not only do I think Leon Castner and Brian Kathenes are brilliant appraisers, but they are incredibly fun! They asked me to speak about some “weird and cool”.. read more →

Re-Appraising Valuables is an Important Planning Step

Re-Appraising Valuables is an Important Planning Step written by Lorie Hart (as seen in The Crain’s Cleveland Business 11/11/13) No one likes surprises when it comes to their money and assets. You (and clients) want to know where you stand financially at any given moment. Most of us check our back accounts, stock portfolios, investments.. read more →

Robert Indiana

As I tossed and turned last night I decided to comb through my emails and found I had been sent a link “At Home And In The Studio With Robert Indiana“. Immediately one of my favorite Pop Art icons came to mind, Robert Indiana’s “LOVE”. I don’t know what it is about seeing these simple.. read more →

What’s Your Treasure?

Lorie and I were very excited to be included as community contributors for the Solon Life magazine’s October issue. Unfortunately they do not have an online presence just yet, so we thought we would put the unedited version of our article in our blog. Enjoy! And we would love to hear your thoughts and tips.. read more →