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SoCS: Art on the Wall

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Today’s prompt is “art.” We are to write about something handing on our wall or in a museum. First let me say a big THANK YOU! to our hostess Linda Hill for picking one of my favorite topics as a prompt and also for all you do in the SoCS world.

I’ve loved art since I was about ten and drew dogs and horses all the time. Didn’t think it had as much value as science so went that way, sort of, in college. But now that I’m retired I can do more art. Except that art is more on the back burner with the house stuff going on. I have a sketch pad sitting on the coffee table and have sketched stuff for the house. That’s going to change.

Normally I have too much art on my walls, if that’s possible which anything is. But since we had to take “everything” out of our house for re-wiring which was supposed to start a few days ago but hasn’t….. Grrrr, the walls in our Wilmington house are bare. I do not like bare walls at all. I do not like them Sam I Am.

I’ve brought a few things from the house that is in renovation to the house that was my parents and hung them on the walls. There’s the painting I did  years ago right in front of me right now as I type.

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Do you see the two figures reaching for each other? Can you tell what they are? I didn’t plan them, they just appeared, then I enhanced them. I love it when that happens.

Another piece of art on the walls here at the house that was my parents’ is a reproduction my mother loved. It’s not really my style, content wise, etc. But I know she loved it, so I hope I can find a good home for it.

wall art mother and child

I mean, it’s beautiful and sweet, but it’s not something I would normally hang on my wall. I am really working on de-cluttering and have sooooo many family photos, etc. and art to consider hanging when we get back home. I will give this away to someone who loves it. Or I could donate it to the church for the spring yard sale. It’s not a big problem though. It’s a joy.  But it’s one of those things that meant a lot to my mom, so letting it go will be one of those griefy things. There’s another wave. But I can handle it.

ART is such a blessing. Can you imagine… no don’t. I am thankful for art, for color, paint, sculpture, drawing with a stick in the sand, photography…. it just goes on and on with all its possibilities. Infinite possibilities of color combinations, shapes. I could go on about it for hours. Thanks again, Linda.

My sketch pad waits patiently, calling softly.

Wanna  see more of my art? There’s a tab above for that.

For more information on Stream of Consciousness Saturday, visit Linda’s blog:

https://lindaghill.com/2019/01/11/the-friday-reminder-for-socs-jusjojan-2019-daily-prompt-jan-12th/

Here are the rules for SoCS:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours. Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Christian, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again. I also paint angels.

18 thoughts on “SoCS: Art on the Wall

  1. I love your painting – the colors and the leading lines and the reaching figures. You have talent, that’s for sure!

  2. I can just hear my mother now: “She’s going to donate her mother’s favorite painting to a YARD SALE?” But you’re absolutely right: one person’s treasure is another person’s trash. My family treats the possessions of dead relatives like sacred relics, meaning that they’ve held onto a lot of stuff that’s just accumulating dust. That painting that gave your mother so much joy needs to go to someone else that will love it as much.

  3. I don’t like bare walls either. Or white walls. It’s nice to have a home where you can make the space yours by filling it or not filling it, with this and that or only this — our spaces, ourselves. lol
    My MIL gave me a beautifully framed print I’ve loved since I was a girl. It waits for a guest room to become available. 🙂

  4. beautiful painting with lovely colors in it

  5. The painting is beautiful. But, you’re right. You have to like the art you keep. I gave my mother large prints of two pictures I took. She loved them. I wasn’t that happy with them. When she died, our daughter took them. That’s the way it should be. My mom wanted them because she had a bare wall.

    • I’m glad your mother enjoyed your prints and now your daughter is too. I don’t dislike my mother’s picture, it’s just not my kind of art. However, a good friend pointed out that the woman somewhat resembles my mother who was catholic and wore those black lace chapel veils to church when I was very young. I believe I will take my time on this piece. Thank you for your thoughts and helping me process this.

  6. I like the scene with the water, very peaceful and pretty. It would be hard to give up something that meant a lot to your mother.

  7. You are very talented!

    Matt – REinvestWise.com

  8. Sending sweet blessings to you for this New Year 2019, JoAnna. I know how much you love art…we have that in common for sure! I can’t believe you are still displaced from your home…but it will be completed soon and you will be able to decorate those walls!

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