Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My imaginary art collection

All those bare walls in the boys room are waiting to be filled.... at the pace I'm able to maintain right now, it's going to be a long wait, though.  To keep me inspired, here are a few of my favorites-- hopefuls and don't-I-wishes!

I saw these mobiles at our pool's auction this summer-- this talented man is a local craftsman. 
If funds were unlimited I would choose this one:
This one, at $60, is more in line with our budget, though.  And, oh, so pretty.

I cry every single time I visit the Sugarboo Designs website. 
 I am a huge, sentimental, purple, sap, it appears, or maybe their work is really just that good. 
I'm gathering supplies right now for a project inspired by their amazing pieces.  ( Do you think that's ethical if it's just for my own use?  I hope so.)

And speaking of Calder-- how about this lithograph?  The colors are spot-on. 

And I like this one even more:

Hmmmm.... it might be time for another Craigslist selling spree.


Courtney at Scattering Lupines said...

Ha! I have an imaginary art collection, too!!!!
Husband and I love to attend art events. Before hand we decide how much (imaginary) money each of us can spend... and on the way home we reveal what we "bought". It's fun :)

Hopefully someday we will actually be SHOWING each other what we bought on the way home!

brown robin said...

Oh, I love that you have an imaginary collection. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Happy Thanksgiving... a little late. Giving thanks, though, for our cyber friendship.

Mrs. French said...

I still want the you are my sunshine piece. one day.

krisie gardner said...

I just found your blog and read the whole thing in two days. I live in Winston Salem and travel to Greensboro weekly for business. I wondered if you would be so kind as to share the names of your many thrifting stores? Particularly the one with clothing that still has the tags on. I have shopped in Thrill of the Hunt and the Salvation Army store on North Elm. I also have gone to the Goodwill in Brassfield but I was bit overwhelmed (too much stuff)! I hope you will continue to update this blog b/c I really enjoyed what I read. If you would prefer to email me the names of the stores, you may email me at Thank so much! Krisie

Cote de Texas said...

thanks so very very much for our comment today!!! makes all the hard work worthwhile when you get comments like yours!
thanks! and update!!! hehe.