Friday, February 15, 2013

Gallery Wall(s)...After and Before

Hi Friends!  I am quite behind with this little blog, just adding bits and pieces as I can.  I am in a season of life in which work, hard work, work outside of the home, has become a priority with one son in his first year of college and the other only 2 years behind.  Although I am grateful for the work and of being of service to others, it has honestly been an awful lot.  I am a total homebody, and I get restless when I have not spent enough time puttering and just "being" in my house.
 
Recently our youngest son (age 17 so he is not really young anymore!) mentioned that the walls of our stairwell filled with his art were depressing him.  The art was cute and colorful, but old and, with his ever-critical eye, simply "wrong"on so,so many levels.  So rather than torture him further, I changed it out with a few still-old black and white pieces he had done in the past along with some photographs both he and I have taken plus three shots that were not taken by us.  I found a good deal on-line for white matting so that they would feel like a collection and simply reused my old black frames. 
 
Take a look and please tell me what you think?  Below are the "AFTER" shots:




 
 
And below, you can see one side of the stairwell in it's "BEFORE" version:
 
 
 

I do think I am liking it's "AFTER" version:
 
 

(above art 5 years ago, and below is a sample of his art today):
 
 
 
It all makes me a little sad and a little happy at the same time.  :)


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