I had a great time designing the shelving, replacing all my books that survived my purge for the Salvation Army or weren't taken to the studio. I realized that I had several sentimental items that I was happy to use again.
This sweet, little paper-maiche' angle sat on the piano at my mother's house for as long as I can remember. I just love the joy that she exudes as she sings. She appropriately sits upon my copy of the Methodist hymnal, and reminds me how much I love to sing too.
Again, a mother thing....she bought me these vases ages ago, and I wasn't really loving blue at the time, so they went into hiding for a while. I love how they look against the orange background. The little pictures were picked up at the thrift store for $1.99ea! Quite a purchase, huh?
Pics of my babes, when they were babes, my Norton Anthology of American Literature that houses the works of Whitman, Emily Dickenson, and Thoreau, the great love story of "Anna Karenina", books of dream house plans and my little pillow that reminds me to keep on- keeping on.....
I've always loved copper (the forerunner to my love of orange), and when I found this angel weathervane in an antique store MANY years ago, I fell in love and had to bring her home. She's since lost her "vane" part, and I have to prop her up, but I still love her, and it just wouldn't be right if she weren't showcased in a prominent place.
(I also love the engagement pic of Amanda and Brad!)
This is a painting I did to hang over the piano. I did the background using torn paper to create texture then used a large piece of lace as a stencil and spray painted a light dusting of white and then I painted the dandelions on top. It was fun to do...not great art, but it makes me happy.
I did this needlepoint pillow for my parent's home. It's a throwback to the days when I owned my needlework store. It sat in my great grandmother's rocker. Yep...I love it.