We had the great fortune of getting together with a good friend yesterday evening for dinner! It had been way too long! And she and her boyfriend just moved back to the area! We are very excited to have them back.
Among the many things we had to catch up on, we also got a tour of their new condo as well as a personal “tour” of some of her boyfriend’s artwork! He seems to dabble with his interests in water colors, woodworking, ceramics, and several other things that I don’t recall. To make a long story short, we got some new art for our apartment! Four beautiful prints of his watercolors came home with us! I just love them! And I can hardly wait to frame them and find a home for them! It’s very exciting to me to get artwork that has a bit of a personal side to it. I feel like these have a couple of personal sides – they remind me of friends, of the coast of Maine (which we love, and which I know my sweetheart thinks about often, and misses dearly), and of the mountains (which will always have a special place in our hearts). I’ll keep you posted with where they end up on our blank walls!
Update: You can check out more artwork by Nate Barton at his Etsy shop!!! Click here.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012: I got some neat new topo maps today! They were basically a gift. And they’re awesome! I can’t wait to figure out what to do with them! They’re local to this area – Pisgah Forest, Great Smokey Mountains, Cades Cove, Fontana Dam, and a few others – and even though they don’t have all of the trails on them, they’re still really neat! Maybe some art projects, hang them on the wall, who knows! I’d love to have them where I can see them regularly! Any ideas?
Friday, January 21, 2011: Just a few of Grandpa’s Military Miniatures.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011: Grandma and I took advantage of the sun and went to the coast for the day! We drove out to Cannon Beach and it was absolutely gorgeous! The sun was shining, the air smelled fresh and cool, the seafood was tasty, the yarn and quilt shops were expensive, and the company was delightful.
Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011: Grandpa was an artist. He made his art out of things you would normally throw away – corks, plastic bottle caps, old CDs, etc. He also loved military miniatures – they are still saluting, marching, and battling all over the house (I’ll leave those for another day). Along with these categories of artwork was the miscellaneous category, which includes things like this (I’m quite certain that the flag was not always folded down between the cat and the beads … it was probably once flying high beside the cat.):
It makes me smile. : )