Sunday, May 10, 2009
I saw a painting at the Worcester Art Museum when I was really little. I couldn't have been more than 6 or 7 but I completely fell in love with it. When I wake up after a dream I always remember them as looking like that painting. I never knew the name of the painting or who the artist was but I have always remembered it. I decided yesterday I would try to figure it out. Let me tell you it is really difficult to find a painting based on my 6 year old description and nothing more....blue and green and blurry and mushy, and a face that could be Jesus or maybe a fairy...and some bright flower blobs....
Anyway after a lot of searching and using some of my adult knowledge of Art movements. I finally found the artist.....French Symbolist painter, Odilon Redon. I still cannot find a photo of the painting at the WAM but as soon as I saw the name and his style it all clicked. Though I realize now that I have seen Redon's work before, I guess I never put two and two together. Now I am completely obsessed. He may even surpass Gustave Klimt as my new favorite artist. I am even planning on using a painting as inspiration for my decorating scheme.
We have a big front entry way with a giant display cabinet/bookshelf but really nothing else. I have been keeping my eye open for a unique chair to display in the corner for sitting to put on shoes or to open mail. I FINALLY found one after searching for months on craigslist and not finding anything for under $300 or so. My sister and I stopped at an antique store in Grafton (I forgot the name of the place but I will update when I find out) where I picked up this great piece for next to nothing. It looks like a Victorian era Eastlake style chair, though I'm not too good at that kind of thing so I'm not sure. I know it has been reupholstered in this great fabric with crewel embroidery. That's why I fell in love with it. It looks like something that they would have at Anthropologie. The arms just need a little tightening but that's about it. Let me know if you know anything about this style of chair. I'd love to know. Lucky seems to be enjoying it anyway!
I'm so sorry that I have been M.I.A. for awhile. I had a medical issue a few weeks ago and spent a few days in the hospital and it's taken me awhile to bounce back. I am fine now but needless to say I wasn't my usual self for a bit. I am finally feeling re-cooperated...just in time to see the whole world burst into bloom! I am so excited for the warm weather and all the flowers. There was a little baby bunny in my driveway the other morning and a newborn pony at the farm up the street. It's so refreshing and a I have a great sense of relief that the long winter is over and it's a time to start over. I think I'm most excited for the lilacs!
I wasn't able to spend the day with my mom today because I was working but I did get to talk to her. We are planning to get together during the week to celebrate. We have had our trials and tribulations and ups and downs. We have given each other the silent treatment and at other times shared too much. We have laughed and cried and loved and hated. But through it all, I am so grateful that she is my mother. She has been through so much in her life and has overcome and become such an inspiration to me. She is the most creative, talented and genuinely beautiful and honest person I know. I can only hope to become half the woman she is. She is my best friend. I can't imagine it any other way. I love you so much mom!