Brush off your interview skills. Talk to everyone who lives in your house. I want to know what their, and your, favorite piece of art is in your home. Photographs do not count. If there was a fire in your home, everyone would grab photographs, but what is the non-photographic piece of art you would grab on your way out - and why? (Edit: These don't have to be paintings - these can be wall hangings, statues, lumps of clay by your child, anything that is artistic expression of some kind EXCEPT photographs.)
A few brave people signed up, assignment unknown. The rest jumped on the train later...Lil Mouse Jill - Lisa (Lisa's Chaos) - Debs - Nikki - Lisa (The Food Snob) - AlisonWonderland - Kaytabug - The Ex - AmyW - My4Kids - Kitten - Dawn - Myanderings - JenniBoo - Bethany - SwampAngel - Dallas - Tiggerlane - Tracy - Wolfbaby - Arkansas Songbird - Min - Pamela - bs - Hootin' Anni - Susan - Karisma - Anglophile Football Fanatic - Karmyn R - Blue Momma - Karina - MJD - Tiger Lamb Girl - Emma in Canada - Robin - Fianna - (36 people!)
It arrived last week. I love it.
But all these thoughts got me to wondering... what piece of art would I consider my favorite, and why? And what about the other people who live with me.... which are their favorites?
First I asked my son. He has three favorites, but when I asked him to narrow it down to just one, he picked this:
I actually considered this one myself. You can spend a lot of time looking at it and find something new almost every time. I've been looking at it for 14 years and I'm still not tired of it.
Then I turned my stunning interview skills on Darling Man. I thought he might say that his favorite piece was this:
As it turns out, Darling Man and I are of a like mind on this one. This is also my favorite piece of art in my house. Not only is it beautifully done, in watercolor, with vivid colors, but it is also a picture of my constant companion for 16 years, who passed away two years ago as seen through the eyes of my wonderful child.