Not so Smart About Art

It’s been a while since I updated readers on our little backyard rental.  This post is all about the goofy “objet d’art” I’m putting in the cottage.  However, I will throw in a few cute animal pics to make the post legit for the Kittybunnychicken.

The first two rescue turtles of the season.

The first two rescue turtles of the season.

Every year I save a turtle from certain death on the back roads of Montgomery County.  I didn’t keep the big guy long.  He trampled my impatiens so he was transplanted to the lake after two days.  The little fellow roams the yard eating slugs and whatnot.  I see him about every third day, doing his “turtle thing”.  Mulder is intrigued by the moving rock that lives in his yard.

Now for some fun Pink House pictures.  I’ve been trying hard to choose some “art” to hang on the walls and I have absolutely no criteria for picking pieces except for finding things that “float my boat”.  I also try to stick to local artists or at least pictures that evoke a homespun feeling or have brilliant color or and animal theme.  Since I know diddly-squat about the subject, I’ve basically collected a hodge podge of things that make me smile.  I hope our guests feel the same way, but one can only guess.

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This is one of the first things I found.  It was leaning against a wall in a Wetumpka flea mall.  It’s hard to see how big it is, but it’s a giant painting of hydrangea on a green background.  I had it reframed because it was falling apart.

Cow Painting

I saw this at an estate sale.  It’s just a cheap print in a cheesy frame.  I couldn’t resist pastel colored cows!  The one on the right has a pink hair-do!  I had it reframed in some old white-washed barn wood.

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Found these roses in a booth at Eastbrook Flea Market.  If you look close the frame has some chips and scratches, but I think it’s charming and pretty so it hangs over the master bed.

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Also found at Eatbrook Flea.  This print is framed so beautifully!  The mat and gold frame is so complimentary to this goofy flamingo.  I didn’t even notice until I got home and put my reading glasses on that it’s an AUDUBON PRINT!!!  Like I said, I know zilch about art, but I do know who John James Audubon is and I was very happy to have this nice birdy for my Pink House.

If the cottage were twice as big as it is, I could have filled it with more beautiful and goofy stuff.  Here are some treasures that didn’t make the cut simply because I have run out of room (or because I’m too cheap to pay the big bucks.)

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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this thing!  It’s by an Israeli chick named Patricia Govenzensky and it’s a mere $850.00!  Can you believe Jim wouldn’t spring for this?  Cheap bastard!  Google this gal.  She specializes in watercolors and her work almost exclusively depicts lounging chicks in foreign climes, having tea in cafes and bistros.  I’m sure I love her work because I have a child’s appreciation for colorful crazy patterns and if money were no object, I’d have her work in every room.  Maybe Jim can get another job in his “free” time.  (I’m SO glad he doesn’t read my blog!)

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OK, I really need this fluorescent fish!!!  Somebody needs to go to Prattville Pickers and plop down the $45.00 I need to take this guy home!

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My pal Susna educated me on this late Montgomery artist, Barbara Gallagher.  She has several pieces in her home, and now when I see her work in the local area, I take a photo for my friend.  This is hanging in an art supply and framing shop next to Eastbrook.  It is not for sale but when I admired it, the owner told me he bought this for his wife for a Valentines gift.  Ooooh La, La!

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These bunnies make me happy.  Too pricey but when I get a sugar daddy, I’m gonna go back and get ’em.  (Just kidding Jim, oh wait, he doesn’t read this, never mind)

There’s more, but you’ll need to come over and get a tour for yourself.  Any of my local neighbors can come poke around the Pink House as long as it’s not occupied.  I love showing off my toy and would enjoy suggestions on how to make it even better.  So here’s a couple of pictures of crazy Rowdy enjoying the crinkly tunnel I bought for Buster-man.  It scares him and he pees when Jim puts him in it!

Just the right snooze toob for my fat kitty

Just the right snooze tube for my fat kitty

And she ALMOST fits.

And she ALMOST fits.

Keepin' it tasteful above all! :)

Keepin’ it tasteful above all! 🙂

4 thoughts on “Not so Smart About Art

  1. We love your yard art flamingo. Perfect for the pink house. Barbara’s gallery in Cloverdale used to have her framed prints at a very reasonable price. I hope they are still open. I haven’t been in a while.

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