July 8, 2007

Channeling SK

We've lived in our house now for almost four years. Every time my sister visits, she says the same thing at one point or another during her stay: "You need art on the walls." Sometimes she says it with an exclamation point, other times introspectively as she gazes at one blank space or another.

Okay, so we're artistically challenged. That's no secret. I prefer to imply we enjoy a stark decor. But we don't actually prefer it stark. We just need guidance. (We also need curtains, but that's a subject for a different post.) Much of what we do have adorning our walls is my sister's work. She generously provides assistance in many ways.

Following her visit last Thanksgiving, a suggestion, complete with diagram and descriptive narrative concept, appeared in my inbox. My sister, my dear sweet sister. From that seed bloomed the project that came to fruition just this past Saturday. I'd share the story but it's a long and twisted tale, the telling of which is better suited to porch-sitting with cocktails than blogging. Art evidently can be that way.

Plus I'm too tired to tell it anyway. See, one thing led to another. After we hung our new art, I looked around at the rest of the living room. My sister's voice niggled at the back of my mind. Next thing I know, we're moving furniture and I'm scrubbing walls. My caulk gun is locked and loaded. Then the paint can is open, I'm dipping my brush, and boom! There is no looking back.

Art makes me dangerous.
I'm certain my sister will approve.

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8 comments:

SassyFemme said...

Pictures! We need pictures, before and after!

weese said...

um yeah...what Ann said.
silly woman ... trying to get away with such a post and not providing us with pictures.

sporksforall said...

There's a great passage in "The FUll Cupboard of Life" where one of the characters muses about having a room worthy of decorating with art. Having been to your house, I can say that you certainly have one worthy.

Agreed on the picture thing. Snap away woman!

tiff said...

If you've got any extra energy, then let that "one thing leads to antoher" thang spill over here. I've got me a new old house and can't do a thing with it.

WordsRock said...

What's with you people and your lust for photos?!

the only daughter said...

and so this art..fiber, oil, acrylic, pencil, pen, crayon?

mono-choromatic or bursting with color?

photographic?

special lighting?

Sarah said...

Okay, so where are the pictures from your new art adventure? I need more art on my walls, too. Should consider doing that sometime LOL.

WordsRock said...

Answers for tod:

and so this art..fiber, oil, acrylic, pencil, pen, crayon? YES

mono-choromatic or bursting with color? YES

photographic? YES

special lighting? NO

There. That should eliminate anyones desire for pictures, yes?