Today, while at an appointment in a more obscure part of town, I fell upon a junque shop! Yes, I must say, old patterns have surfaced. It's just part of me ... I love junque! With the studio being slowly on it's way to completion, I find myself pondering it's decoration. I want to have FUN there. I want to feel a sense of PLAY in the room when I walk in. Ever since I can't remember when, I've wanted a Gypsy Wagon. If I had a Gypsy Wagon I would paint it in incredibly wild and wonderful colours. Odd objects would appear everywhere. I've decided to transfer these longings into "By the Light". Colours I have chosen are as follows. Ceiling: Lime Green. Two walls: Vibrant Pink. Two Walls: Incredibly Rich Orange. Are you shocked yet? I'm so excited. This is going to be fun.
Now, I am on the look out for 'reasonably priced' things to decorate. Today, at the little junque shop, I found the following.
|This gorgeous old light, which would have hung from an old colonial ceiling, will grace my terrace. I will fill it with candles. It was $8.00|
|This is an old piece of punched tin. It will be fun to paint it (bright colours of course) and grace it with who knows what ... a photograph, a painting, inspiring words, a mirror ... it will evolve as I go.|
|A couple of wrought iron frames will come in handy.|
|This was once part of a street lamp. Picture re painted, bolted onto the wall in an appropriate place with a great big fat pillar candle in it.|
|Brackets to hand just about anything.|
|Lastly, a great box of junque. Ripe for making out of the box art pieces.|
|Is this not FUN? The sound of the water is very gentle and soothing. Beautiful at night.|
|There is also a plug in at the base of the tree. I will be able to string lights up into its branches.|
"The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned." ~ Maya Angelou