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More Color for My Walls
Friday, June 18th, 2010

I was a little more flush in the pocket than usual this month, so I decided to splurge on some more art for my walls. Remember “Blueberry Blast”? I enjoyed that painting so much, I went back to my friend’s gallery to hunt for more treasure. You may look at my choices and scratch your head, but I don’t always pick the things that go with my decor or that someone might think is the best art—I pick things that speak to me.

I’ve watched this watercolor for months. Every time I went into the gallery, I’d wind up, standing in front of it, reading the little note the artist wrote about the origin of the bottle tree, and yesterday, I decided it had to be mine. I’m going to hang it near my bed, I think. Maybe the bottles in the pictures that trap the “haints” will work their magic on me while I sleep. (Although, really, I kinda like nightmares. Several of my books have stories straight from my dreams.)

I saw this one when the artist dropped it for consignment last month and told her I thought it would be mine. Since it was still there and it felt like the time was right, I bought it. It’s going up in my office, next to my desk. Now, I just need a little fairy door to hang beneath it to entice the fairies to play while I work.

I have another oil painting from this artist of wine with grapes. When I look at them both, I think of when I lived next to a vinyard in Germany. This one’s an oil painted on a tile.

If you have favorite bits of art that you’d like to share, send me a pic and I’ll post it!

6 comments to “More Color for My Walls”

  1. jeannene walker
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      · June 18th, 2010 at 7:18 am · Link

    I like your choices Delilah.



  2. Delilah Devlin
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      · June 18th, 2010 at 9:11 am · Link

    Thanks, Jeannene! I hope I’ll see you at the meeting tomorrow!



  3. Rachel Lynne
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      · June 18th, 2010 at 10:49 am · Link

    DD, I love the bottle tree! I always wonder what backstory the “haints” trapped in the bottles could share.



  4. Brandy W
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      · June 18th, 2010 at 10:53 am · Link

    I’m partial to the fairy and think the door is an excellent idea. I’ve wanted to get daughter the fairy doors from Pyramid for a while. I’m thinking I’ll get them for myself now.



  5. Julie Kiesow
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      · June 18th, 2010 at 10:56 am · Link

    I love your choices as well! Very partial to the Grapes, they do something for me not sure yet……It will come to me later…Also the Fairy is awesome! The bottle tree is Great I cannot read the wording on the bottom but it puts my imagination to work!



  6. Delilah Devlin
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      · June 18th, 2010 at 6:20 pm · Link

    You guys would laugh. I found a bottle tree lithograph today and bought it. When I got it home, I realized it was from the same artist!