December 11, 2011

Instant Perspective

Do you ever wake up feeling a totally unjustified kind of mini-despair that you can't put your sad little  finger on? You resent the day already and you haven't even shuffled downstairs yet to see if there's any coffee leftover from yesterday (you HATE making coffee in the morning.)

I've purchased the antidote and hung it in my dining room.
This perfect piece of artwork is by Holyoke based artist Banner Queen. I love it. It is amaze-balls. In case you can't make it out, it reads: SEE THE BIG PICTURE with INNOCENCE AND WONDER. In a completely brilliant move, the artist - the über talented Amy Johnquest - re-purposed a vintage flower-y table cloth, painting over it in places, and leaving its delicious 1950s charm visible in other places.

Life is yours to tame. Take the reigns.
BOOM. BANG. There it is, right on the wall: Life is a limited engagement. So shake it off and get ready for the day.

11 comments:

  1. Good for you! Does Banner Queen have a Web site so we can see more work? love, mom

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  2. OOPS! Just realized you had the link RIGHT IN YOUR POST! Ack. Need more coffee...

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  3. Awesome! Amy's work is fabulous!

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  4. Love it. Although I think for me it would be more effective if hung on the ceiling above my bed...

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  5. That's beautiful. Very cool find.

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  6. Such a great way to recycle an old tablecloth. I collect vintage tablecloths and I just love the colors and variety. Looks really fun in your home!

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  7. Geez - I really needed one of those today!

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  8. I love this. I would never thought of upcycling a table cloth like this.

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  9. Brilliant! I love this - what a great morning view :)

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