Art has always been in my life. One of those things that is a constant, much like the written word. Art in our homes have always had a personal touch. I do not have much of an artistic ability but it does run in my family and has been displayed in our homes. When I was little there was a room upstairs at my grandma’s house that was filled with beautiful paintings on the walls. These were Looney Tune characters that my uncle Steve had painted onto the walls of his bedroom when he was sick with Leukemia. He passed away at the age of seventeen before I was even thought of, I remember feeling a connection to him when I was in that room seeing his work. I hate to think that those walls have probably been covered with a new coat of paint. I had a painting of his hanging in my room while I was growing up sadly it was lost in a house fire.
Grandma June used to paint the most wonderful paintings. I used to love seeing her creations. One painting was given to me as a birthday gift, it was of Lobo (our protective Collie-mix who lived at the farm) and my lamb Homer. Grandma painted it for me the Autumn after Lobo passed away. I still have it but it is in need of a new frame and I couldn’t get the snapshot of it off of my phone. However here is another work that she created.
I’m afraid I don’t have a lot displayed at my current house. I really need to get everything hung up and in order so that it starts to feel more like home. No matter what I hang though it just won’t feel right without one good leather work. I grew up in a house that had it hanging on the walls. My dad used to make these when I was little. He also made a beautiful leather purse for my mom which she still has. I need to either convince him to let me take one of these home or talk him into making me some.
With my two boys having a great interest in art I am sure that my walls will be filled with more art soon. I have several paintings waiting for frames so they can be hung. A few drawings that need to be displayed. With summer coming I am certain that there will be more. Below is the Goofy that will be hung in my room as soon as I remember to pick up a frame. Wyatt (my eight year old) drew this for me this past winter when I was very ill.
Do you have art displayed in your home? Is art something that is more personal to you or do you like to pick up things from flea markets and stores that you find appealing?