Saturday, January 10, 2009

What's On My Walls, Part 1

or, What I Do When I Can't Sleep

"inside/outside," 1996, charcoal and conte crayon

I woke up this morning very early, my brain feeling rather like it must have an on-off switch. Someone had clearly turned it 'on,' because it was evident that going back to sleep would NOT be an option. Too many thoughts, plans and projects to keep the voices in my head quiet.

So, with hungry kitties in tow, I got up and got to work. There is something strange and wonderful about waking early and going straight into the studio/office. Less tension, less preconceived notions of time and deadlines.

This morning I also really NOTICED all of the wonderful art on the walls of our home. For example, yesterday I framed a Beautiful painting by Connie, aka Dirty Footprints. A photo can't do this justice in all its shimmery glory.

Or this amazing mirror by my very talented mosaic and ceramic artist sister-in-law, Claire:

Or this fascinating little gem from our good friend Jeff, a true creative spirit:

And of course, the ever-growing collection of framed photos, captured and presented by my super-creative honey. Most of them come from our travel adventures:

I have a few new pieces arriving soon from some of my favorite artists and I promise to share!


Maria-Thérèse ~ said...

Fantastic drawing at the top!!! Fun to see all these very different images. I also like the jellyfish (right?) photos a lot.

Maria-Thérèse, who never wakes up early :-(

Karen Faulkner said...

I tagged you on my blog today, now you can reveal six random things about yourself to the blog world!

Connie said...

Wow Jen!! I love when bloggers let us take a peak into their daily lives. I love all your work--and my painting looks sweet on that delicious colored wall of yours. Thanks for sharing the love!!! Plus---is that you snow boarding in those blue photos?!?!?! I can totally picture you as a snow-boarder, I on the other hand---don't think so...I stick to the mountains with very little to no snow!!!

Peace & Love.