Monday, August 23, 2010

Rainy Days & Mondays

I wish I had some awesome recipe to post about... or maybe about something new I just added to my home... like toile curtains. But I don't have anything on this quiet, rainy Monday.

Today marks week 8 of living like a barbarian:

Okay... so it doesn't really look that bad anymore, but it really is close enough! I know the end result will be amazing. How many people get to design their home from scratch?! 

 Soon enough  I will be able to cook again... paint again... even relax again.

Until then, I will keep dreaming of the things I love oh-so-much, that are currently packed away in boxes:

like my teacups & pretty plates!

and my books too!


I bid you farewell with this quote for now: 

"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet" - Jean Jacques Rosseau

Monday, August 2, 2010

Rothko on My Mind

I have been thinking about Mark Rothko a lot lately. It all began when somebody brought in an old poster into the local arts society where I work. 

It reminded me of how much I enjoyed learning about Rothko in college, and how breathtaking his late period works are in real-life.

As I start to make inspiration boards for our new kitchen and living room, I was drawn to this painting:

Mark Rothko
Red, Orange, Tan, and Purple,
Oil on canvas 84 1/2 x 68 1/2 inches (214.5 x 174 cm)
Private collection

How amazing would this look on our exposed brick walls with a black leather couch across the room?

As nice as that would be, I don't think we'll be able to afford an original anytime soon.