Thursday, March 24, 2011

Week 12: Gallery

My bedroom is a (tiny) haven of peace in my chaotically small house. I didn't want it cluttered up with "stuff" all over the walls. But I LOVE art (as you may have guessed...) and wouldn't want my own special space to be without it. So, instead of hanging my artwork in a "traditional" manner, I clumped it all together on this wall opposite the door. Most of the things up were gifts, or my own work; but there were a couple of gaps--until my new friend Carrie had the brilliant idea of doing a swap with other members of our Etsy team (Female Photographers of Etsy)! I swapped a couple of my own photographs for two gorgeous 5x7"s, and voilá! Gap problem solved! (Though not the low-lighting problem... Sorry for the darkness...)

This new photo was from Carrie herself. I've a feeling she is a kindred spirit even though (or perhaps BECAUSE?) she lives far away in beautiful, green Ireland.

And this one is from a lovely girl named Patricia. I found out that we had a surprising amount in common, even though most of her photography is of her exotic world travels and I'm about as HOMEbound as it's possible to be...

It was great getting to know these wonderful women a little bit, and I'm grateful I have their beautiful artwork to enjoy for years to come! I highly recommend visiting their shops, and picking up some of your own *hint, hint*! ;D

1 comment:

Gramma Joy and Grampa Todd said...

Great ideas! (Creating your own mini art gallery AND swapping photos!) And, it sounds like you've made some new friends in the process--an added bonus :o)