And, as always, I like the "wopsided-ness" of the whole arrangement.
Reminds me of the passage about God distributing different gifts...
"There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work." 1 Corinthians 12:4-6
We may be unique in appearance and have different purposes (and possibly look a bit wopsided!) but God can use each one to His glory.
As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me.If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”
This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
“Say to Daughter Zion,
‘See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’ ”
The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”c
“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”
The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”
I like to pick up unique art in unexpected places. Like in flea markets or on Ebay. My only rules are that it must be something I like and something I can afford (more or less).
I recently bought this oil painting (the weeping red barn, on the right) at a little antique store in Brunswick Georgia. $15. I couldn't think of a home for it, at the time, but bought it anyway and decided it fit perfectly on my piano with the other painting. If you are ever in Brunswick, Georgia, or heading to St. Simons or Jekyll Island, swing by Victorian Antiques in Brunswick. Lots of fun items!
A friend and "regular-purchaser-of-my-art" (I'm making that a word) gave me the painting on the left with the red-headed man in it. I love it. The two compliment each other because so many of the colors are similar.
Here is another piece I found for $15 at the same great store, two feet away from the weeping barn painting. It's actually a Maurice Utrille print, not an original painting, but I simply couldn't pass up the fun colors. The frame and mat are a nice change from my own canvas pieces. Plus, I am dying to go back to Paris. Am hoping this will suffice.
And one more find from this same great store...
It's hanging in my powder room (that's the hand-towel holder knob in the picture)
This original color pencil drawing was $6, already framed. And I like the age on the frame. (I'm not "into" having everything in my home being recently manufactured, that is forsure.)
I also bought this little church oil painting a few months ago on Ebay. It came with the frame. The jury is still out regarding the frame. Should I keep it in that frame, or replace it?
The frame is a bit ostentatious and old lady-like. But vintage, for sure.
That one was $20 including shipping.
The frame is growing on me. Some days.
Yes, that is a jump rope hanging on the stair banister.
That church painting is next to the piano near another little piece of church art...
That one is obviously a print and I've had it for years.
My husband bought this oil painting for me a few years ago for Christmas....
It is still one of my favorites. Ignore the brick on the furniture. That brick was an award for one of my kids and hasn't found a home.
I found these little guys in yet another flea market. I love the crewel work.
Here are two of my favorites....
That was one of my first paintings back in 2009.
And this one I painted within the last year...
Here is a shot of some of the art in my dining room...
I wrote about my neutral gallery wall art in my dining room here, if you are interested!