Sunday, December 5, 2010

Hurry up and wait...


It seems I'm always in a hurry and then I find myself waiting. I was rushing to my mother's, got off the train/bus and was once again left behind by the bus I needed to connect with.  Once again whilst waiting in the smokers bus shelter, I couldn't take it anymore and stepped into the antique store.  I really do try to not go in there, my house is fuller than full.  Anyway I spotted this little framed piece.  It reminded me of the post Carmi did with her cutouts from Paris.  I thought for sure when I brought it home the image would be paper.  Alas it is not! It's painted on the reverse of the glass.  Well I wasn't too keen on the frame or the paper behind the image, and thought it would look great against a deeply coloured wall.  No, I didn't paint the room to accentuate the 6in X 8in framed piece.
I did however do this.  My powder room is painted flaming red, a comprimise with my son,  I must say any art really does look great in there.  But how much art can you put into a teeny weeny powder room?   Should I just declare that good things come to those who wait, (not in smoky bus shelters). 

4 comments:

Jenny the Pirate said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. What a find! And perfect for the spot. Good work, dear Irene!

p.s. One of my favorite quotes is "They also serve who only stand and wait." ~John Milton

Rosadimaggio63 said...

I Irene, mi piace molto questo quadro.... in rosso !!!
Ogni età a il suo colore !
Buona serata a te e a tuo figlio :)
Myriam

Donna said...

You got a great little treasure and used a little inspiration to make it your own! Lovely!

Susan Williamson said...

I really like what you did with this picture Irene. The way the wall colour acts as a background is very effective. My sister just had part of an old communion rail framed for my father, and the framer did the same thing.

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