Sunday, May 20, 2012

Moving for Art's Sake

Moving. What can one say about the disorder of boxes, Sharpies, packing tape, and broken glass? Not too much, Olive says rather grumpily. Yet, in the interests of positive thinking - it is the May long weekend, after all, and how can one complain when the pond outside is rippling deliciously, and the birch tree waving with such languidness - Olive has decided to turn the upset of a change of address into an inducement for a fresh decorating spree!

The first order of business must be art on the walls. I'm so sorry, says Olive, but I can't go in for the mass-produced Ikea variety, as snobbish as that sounds. No, I'm not aiming for a Renoir, but some real paint, or at least a limited edition print would be most welcome.

With that in mind, I was enchanted by British wildlife artist Eileen Turner, featured in the March issue of British Country Living. If Olive had been born a lady of the manor (is it too late?), she would have been of the kind that had ever animal on her estate lovingly painted, and Turner would have been just the sort Olive would have hired. Luckily, she sells prints of some of her most popular work in an online shop, so there is no need to despair that one has been born without a title.

Don't you love "Listening Ears?"(Those two boxers above are "March Hares.")

What hangs on your walls, dear readers, to seduce you as the light changes?

Explore more of Eileen Turner here.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

"The world's favorite season is the spring.
All things seem possible in May."
-  Edwin Way Teale


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