Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Gettysburg Family Art

In the spirit of the Gettysburg Festival, starting this week, I've decided to share a few pieces of art from around the Gettysburg Family household.

First is a landscape by my brother Bob. I love it. It's at the top of our stairs as you walk into the upstairs living room.

Next is a painting my Mom and Dad brought back from China for me. It's also at the top of the stairs. I guess I need pretty pictures to motivate me to walk up the stairs.

Please forgive the flash glare on the following piece. It's my garage sale ballerina. I purchased it for $10 at a garage sale in the midst of even poorer days. After I bought it, I spent the next four hours dreading what my husband would say when he learned I had spent $10!! on a piece of art. He got home, saw it and said, "It's nice." There's a lesson in there about trying to anticipate others' reactions.

Last up is just one piece from a whole collection. I like to call it "Greeley's Crayon on Freshly Painted Wall." Not to be confused with her "Ink or Marker on Upholstered Chairs."

6 comments:

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

You should buy some moulding to frame her contributions to your home's decor. Make it all professional...

Patioboater said...

Such a muralist, that Greeley.

speedymac77 said...

ohhh - she's good! Maybe Rich could cut out the dry wall, fix the hole, make a frame, matte and hang her work on the stairs with the other fine examples of art?

Monique said...

Nice art collection!

Hey, I heard through the blogvine that your rabit, Acorn, bit you yesterday. Is that true?

If you'd like to remedy that... situation, bring Acorn along on your visit... 'cause, well, you know how much beagles love rabits...

sheila said...

Dah-ling, I must state that Greeley's piece is absolutely fab-ulous! ;0)

smallpines said...

Love Tracey's idea! Slap an old frame up around that thing! I've know some folks to take out the chunk of drywall and frame it. 'Course I guess that sort of glorifies drawing on the wall, doesn't it?

I do like the landscape too. I thought about getting my easel out today, and then I remembered ... my canvas boards are in the storage unit in P'bugh. And all the wood outside is wet. Bummer.