Painting of my lower level continues. I have a two year old and husband who works long hours, so you have to make allowances..It is looking amazing. AMAZING... Suddenly all of my things have taken on a new life. I am also gathering up all of our art we've collected to create a few show-stopping gallery walls. I was amazed at how many great pieces we have..almost all are inexpensive. yet quirky acquisitions, TONS of our own paintings, and a few investment pieces, like this Tony Nelson photograph of Alison Mosshart (The Kills), that we purchased in Minneapolis. We were at that show, so it has extra sentimental value.
and this gorgeous piece we purchased a few weeks ago.
I walked by her in my favorite Austin vintage shop, Room Service, and I could not forget her. Maybe it was the bright green dress, the twinkle in her eye, or the knowing smirk on her face, or the fact that she was a sassy redhead, like me?
I returned to Room Service several times to check on her, and finally told the Hubby that I was dying to buy it. The next day I got a check in the mail for the EXACT AMOUNT, from a company I had over paid a few months ago. I took it as a sign.
She now sits, watching over us on the mantel, green eyes sparkling. If you are lucky enough to find art that speaks to you in this way, buy it. No matter if it is a thrift store cheapo or a more expensive piece, you will cherish it forever.
A few more pics of my collection
This gorgeous thrift store landscape that is aged to perfection. You just know that Rivendell is behind this mountain.
This beautiful abstract painted by the very talented, Ruby Mae, age 2. Stick it in a gold frame and it looks like you paid a fortune. (Also note the groovy vintage desk lamp I bought for 1.99. God I love thrift stores.
And lastly, another quick glimpse at things in a state of controlled chaos. You can already see how this is transforming our place.