Monday, June 16, 2008

Fun Monday: Ting tang WALLa WALLa bing bang edition

Business before pleasure -- although this is pleasurable indeed.

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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!

26 comments:

Cazzie!!! said...

Another meme with wonderful walls, I feel so at home seeing everyone's walls!!

karisma said...

Beautiful! I love all the colours and the artwork! Roo girls room looks a bit like my bookfairys! Blue with lots of adornment!

ChrisB said...

You have some great art work. I love the first picture and the metal work one is fascinating I can see why it caught your eye.

Hootin' Anni said...

I'm so glad to hear you have art that you can call YOURS! I especially like the metal work of art. That is super.

Come see my walls if you dare.

Miss Anne Derstood said...

Tagged ya for a meme, tootsie roll..

Olive said...

Your own piece of artwork. This one is my favorite. It would move me also.

I also enjou the one over the piano and the metal one. I would like to see how that one was done.

Thanks for bringing us into your home.

Heather said...

I love the different styles of art! And the story about your first picture - I'm so happy you have such a supportive friend in your life! What a blessing!

Jan said...

Your art is very interesting, and personal. The first one with the painting extended to the mats is wonderful, and every feminine. The two from the Art in the Park are wonderful. Thanks for playing, today.

ellen b said...

Your artwork is beautiful. I love the piece that caught your eye from your car :0)

SwampAngel65 said...

Yup, art is all about what catches you eye and tugs at your heart. "Your" picture is definitely the most special. I'm sure you'll always have that hanging on a wall no matter where you live. The art in the park stuff is cool! Love the metal piece. You're lucky it was still there the next day for you to buy!

Janet said...

The artwork is wonderful. I would have gone back for that metalwork too!
And I love the color in Roo's room.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I love how diverse your choices in artwork are. It speaks to your personality, in a very positive way!

LceeL said...

I had never given much thought to what hangs on our walls. I do now, though. I do now.

nikki said...

Hey, the corner store has oodles of Diet Chocolate Dr. Pepper left. 2/$1.00. Want me to stash some for you?!

Jenni said...

Hmmm...I'm not Fun Mondaying it any more, but I have a post I've been meaning to write about some new things on my walls. My brother needed a spot to store some of his artwork when his garage/studio flooded, so I have framed prints on loan until they sell.

I love your walls and your artwork. Sage green is one of my favorites and I love the way yellow warms and brightens a room and makes it all cheery.

Molly said...

You have some wonderful artwork. I like the gift from your friend, especially the thoughtfulness behind the gift. The Western Wall painting is very powerful as is the metalwork.

HRH said...

I love your art. My house is mostly yellow too...and a little sage green. I love when art has a story...

Jo Beaufoix said...

Brill walls. I love the sage colour. And the story of your shopping trip and your friend was great. Roo girls room is a gorgeous colour too. Very vibrant.

lisa marie said...

Love your art! I bet it's peaceful waking up to the first one every day and I LOVE that bright one! Your daughter's room reminds me of my daughters when she was younger.

Kaytabug said...

WOW! I LOVE all of the stuff on your walls but the one your BFF bought you, priceless. Such a beautiful story too!! I LOVE the one over your piano, and the one that caught your eye, I love it too!!! Great taste!

Immoral Matriarch said...

I cannot WAIT to have my own place and decorate it as I see fit. I am so excited!

grace said...

WOW, I love the art and the painting, I love the first one that your BFF took you to get

Faye said...

How wonderful to have the very special painting as a reminder of your trip to Israel--it's the best memento. I'm intrigued by the mat and frame of your special gift painting--how'd the framer manager to make it look like the girl is stepping out of the artwork?

Gattina said...

I like the colorful paintings on your walls, the once you kept from marriage n° 1 and 2 at least something nice, lol !

Pamela said...

I enjoy a home that is decorated with what people enjoy -- not what some hired expert put together.

( I don't say that just cuz I can't afford an expert. bwaa ha ha haa)

Peter said...

All good stuff Janet.

 
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