I have a square hall area outside of some bedrooms and along one side is a bookcase I built, another wall has whimsical illustrations that I have framed. The third wall showcases postcards and prints that inspire my women’s art. And the fourth side has a linen closet and opening to the stairs.
My sister told me recently, that when she comes to spend the night she enjoys looking at those walls and that’s reason enough to share. This post will focus on The Whimsy Wall: three Kay Nielsen illustrations, an N.C. Wyeth, two Paul Gauguin, Edmund Dulac, Harold Gaze, several cards by unknown artists, and a small abstract landscape by me.
Here’s the three Kay Nielsen’s from the book Old Tales from the North.
“She could not help setting the door a little ajar, just to peep in, when–pop! Out flew the moon.”
“Well, mind and hold tight by my shaggy coat, and then there’s nothing to fear,” said the Bear, so she rode a long, long way. ”
And the last Kay Nielsen:
“No sooner had he whistled than he heard a whizzing and a whirring from all quarters, and such a large flock of birds swept down that they blackened all the field in which they settled.”
Keep inspiration close. Enjoy the holiday weekend. From me, Linda