Art Tour Fall 2018
Sometimes I think about why Charles and I work so well, and I think a big art of it is that we have such similar taste in art. He doesn’t mind paying for good art, and when we travel, we often pick up new pieces for our growing little collection. Recently, we’ve had to stop buying (frown) because we have really run out of wall space. Our tiny little 800-square foot, somehow 2-bedroom, house is just out of space. I wanted to share a few of our pieces. This is currently what’s in our living room, and I linked everything that I could find.
The showpiece in our living room is our gallery wall. It’s designed to talk about the places that we both came from, and the places we’re going together. The middle, largest canvas painting of a mountain. I painted. It was at a Bob Ross painting class, and then I had the framing done at Michael’s. Surrounding it on our gallery wall are two prints from a Minnesota-based artist, Mike Welton. They’re of some Minneapolis landmarks, and Charles had them when he came into our relationship. There is also a graphic letterpress printing from Noteworthy in Missoula, Montana. There is also a graphic design print of the Guthrie Theater, which is where we had our first date in Minneapolis. Above that is a laser-cut outline of Canada that we picked up on Queen Street in Toronto at some kind of bike shop. The last thing is our Hudson Bay paddle that we had hand lettered at The Bay in Calgary Center.
We have a few things on our shelf as well. This holds some seasonal decor from Target, and a few other trinkets. This is where we keep some various stuffed animals that we’ve picked up from international markets or small stores when we’re travelling. The two things that I wanted to mention specifically are the Paul Bunyan felt art and the space blaster gun. The Paul Bunyan art was something that I saw on the wall at a cafe when we were out to lunch last winter in Shoreview, MN. The space gun is from Red Lodge, Montana at the Red Lodge Clay Center. It’s still available in some colors here.
Last thing is our faux taxidermy wall, which I also made. Directions available here. We also have a beautiful framed tapestry that Charles bought at a church sale and had framed. We have a letter board too that we have never changed!
Your turn: share your favorite art with me! We’re always looking for something new, and hopefully will have some more wall space soon!