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Thursday, February 3, 2011

bedroom community.

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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.

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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...

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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.

3 comments:

neonfoxtongue said...

Nice houses! I like the barn on fire in particular.

He doesn't just do houses, but you might like some of Andrew King's work. He's an artist in Ottawa.

http://www.andrewkingstudio.com/andrew_king_studio/previously_sold_work.html

sweetie pie press said...

gillian wilson is also an artist whose work i love (but i stupidly didn't buy any when i had a chance). hopefully some day! her houses are so lovely - and local!

katie said...

thats a great collection of wall art, i really like the one in the oval frame!