Thursday, February 3, 2011
please pardon my glare. i don't know where my polarizing filter is and i was standing on aitor in bed to take these pictures. actually, pardon my cruddy colour correcting skills while you are at it, too.
but, i digress. i have been holding off posting pictures of this particular part of my home because it was a major mess. it is now a mid-sized mess but a few frames and nails really put it over a hump. i have an inexplicable interest in drawings of houses. it has actually grown into quite a tidy little collection - and it is growing. i managed to frame up these two new houses last night. one is a brand new gift from leah. i will have to write down the artist's name when leah finally digs herself out of a weirton snow drift and comes back home (here). the other is the heidelberg house drawing i got from shannon. i lucked out and found frame/matte combos at ikea that worked passably well for both of these. man, i hate ikea. but that's another story.
below is another difficult-to-photograph village on the wall of our silly built-in closet. it drives me nutty that i can't keep anything straight in this apartment. this place (like many old buildings in parkdale) entirely defies the concept of 'level'. actually, my lens plays some tricks, too.
why am i wallowing in apology today? anyway, this grouping holds some serious treasures - a drawing from my dad's place (i am working on finding out who made it), andrew zangerl, betsy walton, cecelia hayes...
there are a few more pieces still looking for a place to land (an embroidery and a drawing by caitlyn), but this is currently the bulk of it. and if i had the funds, this village would grow.