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New at home

Posted on Sat, 22 Sep 2007 by midcenturyjo

Just an update on what’s going on with my UFOs (unfinished objects) at home. Not much!! My old dresser is now painted a teeth clenching green (I love it!) and my thrifting continues.

I’m playing with arrangements and buying things on ebay and at the thrift stores that I really don’t need but I really really have to have.

The ebay fabric may go on an ottoman and the birds were a great thrift shop find. My sister has returned some paintings that she has been “babysitting” for too many years now. I can’t complain though because she also transported the free table/desk that I found. It’s in my dining room at the moment and desperately needs a new paint job and some much chicer draw pulls. The artist’s mannequin at over 70cms gives me an excuse to hang some of my beads and looks happier in my place than in the thrift store where I found him.

I’ve framed my ISO50 prints in cheap Ikea frames but had some mattes cut to improve the look. No idea where they are going but I’m playing with vignette ideas already.

Finally I’ve been playing around with printing some of my drawings and hand colouring them with watercolours. I’m testing some ideas for an etsy store. I’ll keep you posted. I’m sorry to say that’s all I’ve got for you today. You see I’m rather busy. I’m finishing some upholstery.

And now a word from our sponsor….

Posted on Wed, 15 Aug 2007 by midcenturyjo

Liquid Luma

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Framed photos anyone?

Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2007 by KiM

Art…by Jo

Posted on Wed, 4 Jul 2007 by KiM

Since Jo is just heading off to work I thought I’d take this opportunity to plug her gorgeous artwork (since she won’t be able to check the blog for HOURS). She sent me a package back in April and having FINALLY received it yesterday, it included 4 pieces of art that she drew. They are so amazing and I am so proud of her that I had to post them. I think I may have convinced her to open an Etsy shop so please feel free to leave comments and maybe she’ll realize she REALLY REALLY should sell her art. (Sorry about the quality of the photos, it’s raining here so I can’t get good light).

More hallway art

Posted on Fri, 20 Apr 2007 by KiM

Here are some more inspirational photos of art displayed in hallways for your viewing pleasure.

Shamir Shah Wheeler Kearns
The Apartment Edward I. Mills
Callas Shortridge New York Magazine