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Spoonman and Fishwoman
Thursday, December 29th, 2011

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When my sister accused me of being a hoarder, she referred to my ever-growing clutter of dragons, gargoyles, and fairies. She didn’t mention anything about what I have hanging on my walls. I hoard paintings, too. I love color all around me, and an empty space invites a special treasure, right?

I love going to museums as much as I love combing through galleries. I’ll say right now, I don’t “get” a lot of modern art. Cubism, splatters of paint—they just don’t appeal. I’ve been to some of the best art museums in the world, so I know what fine art is, but I have my own peculiar tastes. Sometimes, pieces appeal to my sense of whimsy. A few months ago, I went to an art show in an old bath house in Hot Springs. I found a lot that left me cold, but several that made me smile. Take a look at my faves.


From a distance, you think—nice. When you get closer, you wonder whether he left his mother’s flatware alone. And how did he get all that weight balanced on one foot? Now that’s something I’d love to have in my front yard.

Here’s another:

From a distance, the colors are just right for my office and bedroom. I love warm colors—yellows, reds, along with splashes of green and blue. But get closer, and you see the ship behind her isn’t sailing on the sea. It has wheels. And the woman’s hat is topped by a fish. I wish you could see all the clever, kookie details of the painting, but this one made me smile.

So, what’s the point of today’s post? I don’t have one. I woke up with my mind a total blank. Maybe you can think of topics you’d rather I talk about tomorrow. In the meantime you can wonder about the things I have hanging on my walls, or better yet, you can tell me what treasures you have hanging on yours!

11 comments to “Spoonman and Fishwoman”

  1. Lisa J
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      · December 29th, 2011 at 10:40 am · Link

    I have pictures of my nephews (6 of them) as they were growing up. My boys are in their late 20s now and having babies of their own, so it makes the pictures I have of them even that much more special to me.

    This morning, I became a great aunt for the fourth time to a little girl.



  2. melissa porter
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      · December 29th, 2011 at 10:42 am · Link

    I love art to. I have pictures of nature and wildlife up. I collect dolphins, fries,and wolves. I also have a thing for pens. You will find them everywhere in my house even in my truck.



  3. Bridget
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      · December 29th, 2011 at 1:05 pm · Link

    Looks like we have similar taste in art. Only makes sense since I enjoy every book you’ve written!

    I have eclectic walls. My oldest has her degree in studio arts, so there’s a lot of her stuff as well as my other daughter, the teacher. My grandmother was an museum exhibited artist and I’m lucky enough to have three of her paintings on my walls. Next to those, I have a few I feel in love with pieces that I had to buy. But my main hall is covered in family photos starting with our grandparents all the way through to the latest grand child. There is even a photo found in my aunt and uncle’s latest house that looks like me in a previous life!



  4. tammy ramey
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      · December 29th, 2011 at 6:25 pm · Link

    in my bedroom i have old fashion plates from the victorian era, they show the entire outfit that a lady would wear out for an evening on one and a “walking or day” dress on the other. then i have a poster of a painting called the lady in the rose garden. i also have an oil painting that my dad gave me of the Rocky Mountains that is signed by the artist but i can’t find any information on him. in the frontroom we have a huge oil painting of a bowl of chrysanthemum flowers in a beautiful bowl on a lace tablecloth. it also is signed but is so old i can’t make out the signature very well (we got it at the Goodwill).
    this is just a few of the things we have. i have a varied taste when it comes to art so i am always looking for something new.

    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com



  5. Delilah
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      · December 29th, 2011 at 8:01 pm · Link

    Lisa, congrats on the addition of the little to your family! And family is a worthy treasure to display on any wall.

    Melissa! My daughter loves wildlife photography. Her living room walls are covered in it. And pens? I have a thing for them too. I love pretty fountain pens.

    Bridget! I bet your walls are like a gallery of your life. A person would know you when they looked at them.

    Tammy! I want those plates! How cool!



  6. Kala Goriup
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      · December 30th, 2011 at 12:15 am · Link

    I love art and wish I could afford to buy orginals. Hanging on my walls is mostly my own photography from our travels around the world (since we were a military family.) There are quirky photos and some family portriats.) I also have some fun snaps of scenes that I discovered wandering. It isn’t high art but it is probably better than the hotel art I could afford to buy. :)

    K.



  7. Becky Ward
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      · December 30th, 2011 at 5:23 am · Link

    Before I had moved, I had pictures of wolves and Native Americans. I also had some nature pictures too. Right now the only thing I have are pictures of my great nieces and great nephews.



  8. Delilah
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      · December 30th, 2011 at 7:54 am · Link

    Kala! Some of the most fun things I have on my walls are garage sale or flea market finds. This last summer, I found a Norman Rockwell plate, like one of those Franklin Mint things, of a young girl from the 40’s sitting at the train station with her suitcase beside her feet. She looked like me in my 20’s. I think I paid $8 for it. :)

    Becky! What happened to the pics? Couldn’t you keep them? I’m such a packrat, I’d have removed them from their frames if I had to save the shipping weight. LOL



  9. Ilona
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      · December 30th, 2011 at 1:19 pm · Link

    Mostly we have Dragon art on our walls. Though one wall in the bedroom is covered in shelves full of soft toys :D



  10. Becky Ward
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      · December 30th, 2011 at 5:46 pm · Link

    Delilah, my pictures are in storage and some my mom stored at her house. Wish I had them with me they would be hanging on my walls. I’m like my parents, I keep almost everything. My husband tells me I am a packrat. I actually collect a lot of things and it seems like I find something new to collect too.



  11. angie
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      · December 31st, 2011 at 6:28 am · Link

    we used to have a lot of pictures on the walls mostly what the kids did but 7 years ago we had a fire and lost the lot now we have photos up of the family.

    we used to have a oil painting of a waterfall my mum loved it and to this day she still misses it

    we never been able to find a copy of it