Wednesday, February 16, 2011
from the sublime to the ridiculous
I had pre-ordered this book from Amazon and it shipped early!
Grabbed it yesterday as I was leaving for the doctor's office and while I was waiting I got through the Chocolate chapter. I told Gerrie that I had to buy a couple of dark chocolate covered chocolate Haagen Dazs bars after I read that chapter.
The book is beautiful, makes interesting reading, and is rich both visually and in the artists' stories about their pieces. It is a MUST-READ. Sublime.
I expected to pick it up again today but alas, the carpet guys arrived and I had other things to do. Done now. The room was totally empty and I've just put back a couple of things because the painter is next. I hope he comes soon because the amount of STUFF in the living room and kitchen is beyond comprehension. How did I accumulate so much in the last 15 years? (ha ha). This little room - 12 x 14 - had all this stuff (and more, off camera) squeezed into nooks and crannies in this small space. Here is some of it, spread out in the great room. There is more, plus every horizontal surface in my kitchen is covered!
So here is what the room looks like now, picture taken from the chair looking out. That big black spot is duct tape, which helped the design wall stay in place. My friend Rachel told me I had better frame this picture because the room will never look like this again.
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