Last weekend was fairly productive. Got some laundry done and finally hung up the lizard that my husband bought himself for a 30th birthday present. We decided to hang it between our prints from Malta. Fits with the theme of "art bought on vacation" and the colours really worked.
The lizard's name is Fuego (fire in Spanish) and he's entirely made of bronze. Weighs about 4lbs according to the scale but it sure felt like more as we carried him through the airport.
While on vacation in Maui we also purchased a print to hang over our bar and an original oil painting. We actually met the artist of the oil painting, who does all her work entirely with a palette knife. We had them framed and hung a few weeks ago, but since my mother asked, here's what they look like:
I love the kitschy bamboo frame we chose to go with this cheesecake print.
The fish look much better than this in person. I've got them hung in a dark corner in the house (to prevent sun-bleaching) and the flash reflects horribly off the oils, so this is the best image I could get.
I'm really pleased with our art acquisitions thusfar. I truly believe that a house isn't a home until you hang something on the walls.
This week I didn't accomplish much. Last night I went with my roller derby team to do the "Relay for Life" walk for the Canadian Cancer Society. We raised a decent amount of money as a team. The event itself was cold and wet. I'm exhausted from not sleeping last night. While alcohol was not allowed on site, we snuck some in. I did not drink it as the rain dampened my spirits, so I just drank it now, so it wouldn't go to waste and all. Apparently I made that drink A LOT stronger than I thought, so now I'm pretty much useless. The drink was so strong my fingers are tingly.
I think I might go and try to sew the replacement director's chair seat and backs that I had planned to do this weekend. This will be interesting while inebriated. I'll let you know how it goes...