I long, as does every human being,
to be at home wherever I am.
I'd like to tell you that there are always fresh flowers and candles burning. I will like also to tell you that in person it doesn't look like a total disaster but ... a disaster is usually what it is and unfortunately I can't remember the last time I painted in here. I have worked on some pastels but painting? It's been ages.
It's actually my living room or was my living room. I got rid of my sofa a few years ago and turned it into a studio which at one point, I was it using a lot. I have a big table that doubles as a computer desk/dining table, (which is where I am sitting right now) but if you want to get cozy? It's the bed. Which with certain people is not always ... appropriate. So, I have decided to make some changes.
I will still have my easel, computer and space to work but I am bringing in a little sofa situation. It's actually a wood sleigh bed that I will add lots of cushions to, so it will provide seating but it's also long enough that someone could sleep on it. But the clutter? It has to go.
I am ready to have a LIVING room ... a beautiful space to live in, a space to invite others in, to be at peace and to be at home again.
I am not usually much of a still life girl but it was fun doing the brass, copper and fabric! If you click and enlarge you can see where it got a little rained on near the top. Should probably fix that!
Jars of pigment my Mom brought back from France
Love old cigar boxes for graphite, charcoal and colored pencils ...
When Buddha is not holding a candle he's holding a beautiful silk flower I pulled off a bridesmaid's dress.
This little stained glass was in my parents old place before they moved. It makes me think of that place and time, and all the wonderful memories there.
Changes are coming. I love that ... fresh paint, fresh ideas! Before we know it, spring will be here and we'll have new beginnings and fresh starts! I am not sure when I am going to get to this project considering Italian 102 started last week along with my art history class but I am going to make an effort to get this going!
Are you feeling at home in your home?
Any new spring projects?
Some of the living-rooms we see have really no right to the name;
they are so unattractive they ought, instead to be called existing rooms.
I like to think of the word "living rooms" being short for
the joy-of-living rooms.
That is what they ought to be - full of life and happiness and joy.
~Lucy Abbot Throop