Thanks, Jenny. Love ya mean it.
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Jan of the Prytz Family is our hostessina for Fun Monday this week. She does not want to fence us in, but this week her challenge has to do with WALLS:
We all have walls of some sort. What I want to hear about and see, if you're going to show off your amazing photo skills, is what is on your walls, what color are your walls, what is special about them, what is your favorite or least favorite, is it inside or outside. You get the idea, let's show and tell about walls.I like my walls. They desperately need a coat of paint, but the color? I love it.
Most of the house is a pale yellow. Our bedroom is a sage green. The kids painted their rooms before we moved in four years ago, but the yellow and green came with the house -- and it makes me happy.
Since I couldn't seem to get the color right in the photos, I decided to focus on my artwork -- some of my favorites.
This is a special painting. About 12 years ago, my BFF took me shopping. Her purpose? To find something to hang on the walls that was MINE, and not my husband at the time, he-who-shall-not-be-named. It was HIS taste that filled our house -- and made it NOT a home for me.
So she took me to the mall for my birthday and I picked this out. She came home with me and hung it on the wall, right by the bed, so I could see it when I woke up in the morning and when I went to sleep at night. It has moved with me twice since and again is on a wall near my side of the bed.
See? Special. Very.
Next up? The Western Wall:
This painting was purchased in January 1983, when my first husband and I took a trip to Israel. We found it in a little artists colony in Sfat and carted it home. It was something I took with me from the end of my first marriage.
This one hangs over the piano in our living room/family room/dining area. I love this piece. It's HUGE and colorful and brightens up the room. It was purchased during marriage no. 2 at what we refer to as "art in the park." You know, the craft and art fairs that are held in area parks. They come up every couple of months, hosted by Kiwanis or Rotary clubs or whatever.
The art in the park concept is critical to this next piece as well.
This is metalwork. I literally was driving down the street past an art in the park thing on my way to work, and I saw this from my car. The following day, I went back to the park and bought it.
Just like that. It caught my eye and I was hooked.
And isn't that what artwork is really all about?
And just to shows ya that we're really not all that high-fallutin', this is how the Roo-girl's room walls are adorned:
Heh. Yeah, I had to sneak the cheer trophy collection in there somehow!!
Now go check out all the other Fun Monday wall-eyes!