30 January 2012

The purpose of art is...

.....washing the dust of daily life off our souls ~ Pablo Picasso.

I have loads of interests, one of which is art, I love paintings in particular and I found this one from Mark Ryden whilst browsing. It's called The Tree of Life and its oil on canvas.

Image via www.markryden.com

Mark Ryden's paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, including a retrospective “Wondertoonel” at the Frye Museum of Art in Seattle and Pasadena Museum of California Art, and in the exhibition "The Artist's Museum" at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

His paintings aren't for everyone, but then art can be objective, so take a look and make up your own mind.

I would love one of his paintings but I think I could probably manage just a postcard of the above painting at $5.00, available at Porterhouse Fine Arts Editions. TTFN ~x~

29 January 2012

Upcycle heaven...

Don't throw it away, upcycle it!

I just found some fab ideas for reusing old light bulbs on Pinterest.

Images via www.duitang.com

I am loving the goldfish but I'm not sure it's the most practical idea with two young boys around!! The terrarium ideal is cool. Do you upcycle? Let me know....TTFN ~x~

28 January 2012

I've had a good day...

Yes I have! Dad and I spent most of the day revamping the glass to the garage workshop.

A while back we made the decision that we would recycle the door from our old conservatory onto our garage and remove the garage door.  Fast forward about a year and here we were revamping the glass from the doors.  The seals on the double glazing had gone but instead of buying new glass which would have proved far to expensive (people this is only the garage!) we decided to use a decorative film between the glass.

Dad pulled the windows out and separated the glass, I cleaned. Then we got to work with our decorative film.

We bought this online from Window-Tint.co.uk and it costs only £3.99 per metre. They provide you with instructions and it was quite straightforward to do.  I will show you a picture of the finished article shortly, tomorrow we are putting the glass back into the doors.

Hope you're having a good weekend? TTFN ~x~
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