"Nature does nothing uselessly."
Aristotle

Monday, August 31, 2015

ONCE AGAIN MY QUIRKINESS IS SHOWING................................




Allright......I will admit it.  I love having things in my home that are homemade...not store bought...and are like nothing you will see in someone else's home.  


I also love mixing the quirky with the refined  ~~ something homemade with a fine piece of art.

Since downsizing and moving I'm finding myself with many things that I can no longer use or are just simply wrong with the feel of this house.  So I end up taking things apart and reusing them in new ways.


The little lamp above was made from an old lamp base from World Market and a shade that had ripped and torn over the years.  I incorporated various lamps parts of other fixtures that we are no longer able to use here...and 
voila'!  A new little lamp that is both funky and artsy at the same time.  My dear husband loves the idea of the shade being there and yet not being there.   I only use a flicker bulb in these lamps as they are really more for decoration and not function.

It is amazing what one can come up with with old junk that is around the house.  I love this new trend of re-purposing and re-using stuff......don't you?

Have a great day.

Jo


Saturday, August 22, 2015

MY IMPRESSIONISTIC CEILING..............................................................




I have been away from blogging and my creativity for quite some time.  Like many of you.....I love to mess around my house doing unusual things here and there.  I keep many beautiful things including calendars with beautiful art.  

I came across these the other day and decided I would use them in a way so  I could see them daily.  


Many of you probably recognize many of these masterpiece works of art.


This is the entrance to our den/TV room
I'm in here most nights with the dogs watching my favorite net flicks.
I plan on putting a frame around the whole thing with trim board and painting it the color of the wall.  Then it will be like one huge masterpiece painting.


I hope this will be the start of me getting back into some sort of creative mode.....I do miss it so.  


Hugs from here.

Jo