So I’m still feeling a little worn out and uninspired on the making things front, but I’m still keeping busy. Heaven knows I couldn’t just take a few days to rest. I happened upon a great big sale at Aaron’s Brothers and decided that all the artwork I have been collecting had spent enough time in the closet, so I’ve been pouring all the time and energy into nesting instead of crafting.
Then I started hanging the pictures I bought and decided they were incomplete without a whole lot more, and a framing monster was created. It will take me a few days to share everything I’ve got. I got a touch obsessed.
The good weather is apparently hiding in the same place as my crafting mojo because overcast winter light is all I’ve had for days. I finally just had to give up waiting for better picture taking weather and just go with it.
This was done by Emily Martin of Inside A Black Apple. I had no place in mind for it when I bought it, I just saw it and absolutely had to have it.
Now it’s hanging in our bedroom over the low dresser, but in the house of my dreams it will be in our library, right next to the ladder attached to the wall of bookshelves. Until that day, I do the majority of my reading in the bedroom so it’s only fitting.
On the wall opposite that I framed this old picture of Bear and me during our first year of marriage. I think I may have posted this one before. It was part of a collection of photos my sister gave me over the summer.
The quality of the picture is not great, but I don’t care. It’s such a perfect image of the opposites attracting that Bear and I are. Me in all my 90′s alterna gear and Bear looking like he stepped straight out of Saved By the Bell.
Our bedroom is the place I’m having the hardest time coming up with artwork. I don’t want to decorate with anything that doesn’t have some significance to our family. Nothing mass produced just because it’s pretty. But I also want it to be a place just for me and Bear. No pictures of kids, no statements of family goals like in other rooms, just stuff for the two of us. But also something not too private so that it can be displayed on the wall. It’s a challenge, but it’s also been really fun to think so deeply about what I want to symbolize our life together.