Tuesday, January 09, 2007

I hereby declare this year, the Year of the Wall Hangings! And to kick it off I have created its very own logo.



Ever since Dan and I got married we have pretty much just had one picture hanging on our wall. The picture of George Washington praying beside his horse. Dan bought this from the bookstore up by the Oakland Temple back in the day when he had freedom and money to spend on things like that, that was before we got married. I really like the picture, but I hate the frame it is in. Dan swears that it is the best frame in the whole wide world, so I am stuck with it. It could be worse.



Since we remodeled this house, we have not pounded one single nail into any of the walls, I think I will cry when we finally do. That means I should cry at least 12 times this year. Once per month. This year my second New Years Resolution is to hang one thing on a wall every month...or just 12 things total. (My first resolution, as it is every year, is to be nice to Dan.)

Sounds easy right? Not for me. It isn't just the little tiny hole in the newly patched and painted drywall that holds me back. I have to have just the right thing to hang. It has to meet certain criteria. It has to be the right colors, it has to have a good frame, its subject matter must be of some importance to me, and most importantly I have to like it. This last is very arbitrary, I like some things one minute and hate them the next, so it will have to catch me at just the right moment and keep me liking it until I actually get it on the wall. Not easy at all.

And to make it even harder, I have a list of all the other projects I would like to finish this year to compete with all these wall hangings. Starting the year off I have two major projects that I have to finish from last year ASAP. One is my sons Christmas present and the other is the white quilt I first blogged about (I am so close to being done with it.)

I will accept submissions for wall hangings, but then I will most likely reject them all, or hang them in an inconspicuous corner or the house or in the garage like the mystery painting found in my parents garage...(This painting might have been found in my grandparents house, somehow I got it and just don't know. If anyone in the family knows...?)

This is the wall I want to cover the most, due to the large gray electrical box on it. I've got a few ideas running around my head as to what to put there. Unfortunately all the ideas will take me millions of hours to complete.

6 comments:

bug girl said...

You need to hang four pictures in a nice even row all the same size, one of which will cover the fuse box. The subject matter should be the four food groups. Fruits/vegetables Breads/cheese Meat/fish and Candy. Or it can be McDonald's fries, Taco Bell's 7-layer burrito, Weinerschnizel's hotdog, and Little Ceasar's olive pizza. Or you could put a Laura Gunn 4-piece decorative art thing on the wall, that would be my suggestion, but that requires money.

The Bec-ster said...

Have you seen my mother in laws house lately. She is so good at putting things on the walls.
I think I am related to you because I don't have anything on my walls either. I tried to put something in the bathroom but my dear husband removed it right before I was going too. It was so annoying. Now there are two holes in there staring out at me!
I always put things on the fridge with magnets. I am really good at that.
So if I actually had a wall to put something on...I would put a beautiful picture of the Oakland Temple to remind me of the peace I feel in there and to inspire my kids to want to go there. My suggestion: Temple

Le Bolide said...

Don't you have a humongous poster of a Ducati to hang on the wall?

Female rent payer said...

I just have one request as the female who pays rent. Please do not put that woman on your wall, if it hangs on your wall, I don't think I can bring my son to play with your daughter. I guess you should hang it on your wall if you don't want my snotty nose kid playing with the kitchen set. So you will have to decided an ugly picture or the boy who lives under your living room.

Pam said...

I'll take a 4 piece Laura Gunn painting anyday, but of course I don't have the money, I'll have to make a copy and forge her name!

Hmmmm...I haven't seen the picture of the Ducati since we moved from NC. I wonder what happened to it.

As for the female rent payers out there, when I read your comment I wondered how you could make it through the garage to do your laundry, since it was hanging in there...I went down to check. It had been covered up by an inconveniently placed box. I have remedied the situation. Ah ha ha ha ha...

Female rent payer said...

it plagues me every time, i wash my clothes. (the painting isn't bad, its just I hate the colors, and she looks so depressed....