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Sunday, April 28, 2013

I got cat class and I got cat style...

I had a free day yesterday (no rehearsals, no obligations or appointments), so what did I do? I got some new jeans (I've been hunting for a really really light wash without any distressing or excessive whiskering), spied some '80s-style Vans-like slip on shoes, bought some vitamins, and I FINALLY GOT AROUND TO REARRANGING SOME ARTWORK.

I've been meaning to put up some more art for the past few months, but it involved rearranging and putting some other things away. In the end, I expanded my front room/office salon-style arrangement. By branching out horizontally, it actually made the room feel bigger.

Here's what I had before:

And here's how it looks expanded:


There's a real cat presence in the room, which we like--it reminds us of our little guy, who we still miss terribly.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Maybe I was washed out like a lip print on his shirt...

Whoa--it's been over two weeks since my last post! I've been busy, going back to acting for a show coming up in June, so that's taken up a lot of my free time. So for the next couple of months, I might just post things that catch my eye, rather than screeds or polemics.

Today I checked out the One Kings Lane sale for SF designer Antonio Martins. Some of the artwork he was selling was really cool. I thought it might be fun to do DIY takes on pieces like these, out of old posters or books:

Of course, I remember one of the coolest Apartment Therapy posts a little while ago about how to update thrift store art and had to show you this image:

I LOVE the dipped painting with eyes peeping over the top!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Fake Plastic Trees

Hey everyone, remember these large scraps of designer vinyl wallcovering I rescued from the office trash a while ago? (Red flip flop added to show scale.)

I went to Blick Art Supply, got some wooden stretcher bars, and got crafty at my cousin's place. This actually happened about a month ago, but it's Before and After time.

It's finally starting to feel like a home! I think the most fascinating part of this decoration process has been understaning my cousin's priorities, especially about artwork and wall decoration. It's true--some people don't think about art; it may not be that important to them. Ever. But once you get something up on those blank walls, you can see how a space can come to life.

In her case, she knew what she didn't like--insects, animals, technical or overly bold abstracts. So we stuck with something kind of safe and agreeable--lots of florals. The pixelated, vinyl mosaic scraps from Elitis were perfect and became the first step to turning her house into a feminine, glam retreat.

More updates--and better photos--soon!