Sunday, April 13, 2008

The tide is high

I've posted pictures of this room before, but this time is for documenting before painting over it.

I can't believe I painted this over six years ago -- her little toddler room. Winnie has begun to feel that the room is too babyish (thanks a lot Courtney) and I suppose it is a little borderline -- so, we paint.

Winnie did make me promise to write the border story down -- we are going to type it up and frame it for the new room -- a nod to the old.

Some people have asked me how I'm going to bring myself to paint over my work -- two things. One, there is always a next idea dying to come out and two, I once saw this PBS special on this guy who made these awesome sculptures out of rock and driftwood that he found on the beach -- he made them at low tide and when the tide came in they were gone forever. I thought that was so cool -- he was all about creating beauty for the day he was in. In that light, six years is a really long time to hang with the same walls.

...stay tuned.

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Blogger Cecily R said...

I LOVE the work you did and I LOVE your attitude about painting over it. There is a true artist in you!!

11:21 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

That's an awesome room and an awesome story. Reminds me of when you write something for someone and they get to keep it for themself... only he made it for the sea.

2:02 PM  
Blogger kay said...

WOW!!! amazing work kim. i can't wait to see what you do next!!

5:05 PM  
Blogger TTQ said...

I'm going to send you a picture of a hutch that I want to paint. I can't decide on what color it should be and I want it funky/french provencial if that makes sense.

6:18 PM  
Blogger kim said...

send it -- I'm good. send pics of the look/feel you are after too.

6:52 PM  
Blogger kim said...

thanks everybody -- flattery will get you everywhere.

7:41 PM  

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