Alphabet Art
by Karla ° Saturday, August 1, 2009
Mark and I are continuing to settle in, but not by unpacking boxes. No we were out of the mountainous pile of boxes what feels like eons ago. Now we’re at the fun part where we get to paint and decorate and ask each other for a divorce everyday over our inability to paint together in perfect domestic harmony. Over the years I have developed a very simple solution to our constant bickering and that is to let Mark do all the work while I take on the very fatiguing task of lifting my exhausted fingers to wipe the sweat off his brow.

For the most part, I like the colours the previous home owners have painted, but some of it is a bit too yellow-y for my taste, and a bit too purple-y for a boys room and a bit too holy hooker red with matching yellow and orange stripped circus curtains for me to feel all Zen eating a fancy pants slice of frozen pizza in the dining room, you know?

That said, it’s been so nice to finally, FINALLY, do things to make this place feel like home because we never did that in the old house. We pretty much moved in expecting to move in a few years anyway and then Ava died and that just hastened our need to start over even more and now, here we are. Starting over. I thought these four pieces of art by Jennifer Blakeley of were a good fit for us. We hung them in the hallway leading into the kitchen and the family room, a gentle daily reminder of what this family is all about.

“A Family is like fudge, mostly sweet with a few nuts” – unknown

“We don’t laugh because we are happy. We are happy because we laugh” – William James

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept trying when there seemed to be no hope at all” – Dale Carnegie

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence” – Helen Keller

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Love, love, love the photos/artwork. Where did you find/buy these?

See. I sometimes have something nice to say.
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  August 01, 2009

Those are beautiful. Welcome to your new home.
Posted by Blogger ccr in MA :  August 01, 2009

Hooker red?
I like the colour of the living room. It's a bit burlesque but not hooker.

Never thought of the curtains as circus striped but you're right. They look like a tiny circus tent by the table.

No wonder we argue about paint. I'm colour blind which makes all of your colour choices wrong in my eyes.

I say we ditch the curtains but keep the colour.
Posted by Anonymous Your Husband :  August 01, 2009

That's very neat photo art.
Posted by Blogger Anvilcloud :  August 02, 2009

Those pictures are lovely ~ glad you are all settled in now.
Posted by Blogger Amanda :  August 04, 2009

Wonderful finds here! Also, I made an interesting discovery. Here’s an excerpt from an article I wrote about it this month…
Bring Out The YOU In Your Home Decor!
Bill Blass said, “Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” Decorating takes on a new meaning for each individual. Different tastes in decor mean different furniture, artwork and color palettes. So what is the rule of thumb for making your place zing if it’s not a certain style, pattern, or color?
Bring out the Y-O-U!
Make a statement and let your personality shine through! Add your zing to make it pop. Hang something personal on the wall with a few well-chosen accents-bold and beautiful. The trend for decor is becoming more and more personalized.
Whatever you want to say while decorating, say it with your own individual style. Put it out there for the world to see and don’t look back. Express yourself! When people enter your home they’ll shoot you a complementary smile, knowing it looks and feels sooooo perfectly like you. And no one can do YOU better.
by T. Miller
Décor Tips & Quips from AlphabetPIX
Take your individual decorating style to a whole new level of personalization, and discover a new way of looking at the world around you - Create your own Personalized Name Art with Photos That Look Like Letters!
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Posted by Anonymous DecorQuips :  October 03, 2009


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