With the chill in the air, I can’t help but get into nesting mode.Â Even though the landscaping is due to start Monday (yay!) I’m looking forward to a cozy fall in front of the fire at the Regal Beagle.
I haven’t shown a whole lot inside yet because, it’s just not there.Â That said…it’s ALWAYS a work in progress with me so it’s never really ever going to be there.Â I kinda suck at vignettes, so I rearrange them constantly.Â I’m still sorting out which furniture really works in this house and what needs to go.Â I still have boxes in closets, not nearly enough bookshelves and an endless list of things to get done, but that’s just the way it is.
The lack of multiple bookshelves in the house is causing major overcrowding since I have to have access to my books.Â You would die at how jammed and crammed those cabinets below are with books.Â In due time.
Since I know someone will ask, the painting over the fireplace is by Laurie Nye.Â It makes me happy every time I look at it and I think it’s what saves the room for me when I get in a rut with it.
My blinding princess chair isn’t working in that corner, but aside from moving it to another room..I’m feeling stuck.Â The Flototto pieces flanking the fireplace are destined to replace the buffet in the dining room so I can’t get too used to them there.Â I think the room would look great with a retro sectional, but that’s not in the budget at the mo, so my couches are fine, and luckily, comfortable for now.
The chaos that will be the next few weeks with bobcats and concrete trucks will have me focused back outside, but I do enjoy a little pre-season nesting and dreaming.
I scored this Alexander Calder print on one of my junking expeditions…but was disappointed in the lack of information available on the Calder Foundation website.Â I knew that the original drawing was done at the same time he was performing his “Cirque” while living in Paris…but I needed to know more.
I remembered that Rago Arts, one of my favorite auction houses, has sold quite a bit of his work, so I headed over and found my piece right away!Â Â Apparently a portfolio of 12 drawings were printed commercially in the 60’s…so I’m guessing that’s what I have.Â No title, but at least a bit more info.Â Now to figure out to clean it up a bit..I’d love to get rid of the water damage.Â Back to research….
Here is a performance of his Circus…It’s really something.
Melissa Bryant’s drawings are fun, simplistic, and best of all…affordable.Â Her Etsy shop is My Wire Empire.Â This is exactly what I’ve been looking for to go in my dining room to add on to my lonely photo by Dooce‘s dude Jon Armstrong.
Apologies for light posting…it will remain light for the next couple of weeks because I’m not all fancy with my own guest bloggers in the wings when I’m drowning in crap to do…but I’ll work on it, ok?
I just recently came across The Daily Max and her Etsy shop via Smarts and Crafts and I really look forward to seeing what she makes next.Â I really love the new Whale print made from a vintage block.Â Limited edition of 20. $12 each.
By now, many of you have probably seen the DNA art and more recent fingerprint art from DNA11 .Â Great idea, still a bit pricey, but cool.Â For your own fingerprint, I’d recommend buying Photoshop or another good photo editing program and taking your print to be professionally output at a photo store or a sign company for an oversized piece.Â For less than half the price you’d pay for one print from DNA11, you’d have the program to make other things for years.
If it’s not your own fingerprint that’s so important, just the look, then some other alternatives are available.Â Ferm Living has a wall sticker of a single print that is quite striking for $96. For a more abstract and artistic approach – I love the print by Ky Anderson from 20 x 200.