February 16, 2012

Collecting Beauty...

painting by Kim Gordon

I want my home to be filled with beautiful things.  Books, art, music, pictures...  I want these things to be beautiful, but I also want them to be meaningful.  I was talking to a friend of mine the other day; and she said she'd rather stare at a blank wall for years, waiting for a picture or painting that felt right, rather than buy something purely as a placeholder.  I completely agree.  The blank walls in my house are proof.  

Slowly, but surely, we will continue to collect items to fill our home.   This little painting is an example of something that I know we will have on display forever.  I have a little stack of prints and pictures that I know I'd like to put up somewhere once we get the renovation done.  I also have been trying to be more thoughtful about the books I buy versus those I borrow.  

For Christmas, I received Kim Gordon's book of watercolors, entitled Performing/Guzzling.  I love it.  I have long been a fan of Kim Gordon the musician, and it's interesting to see her work as an artist.  I like spending time with books of art and poetry, and it's something I haven't done in a long time.  I am going to let this book serve as a reminder to do this more often.


  1. Mary, thank you so much for introducing us to Kim Gordan. I just love the images you have chosen for this post. I agree..waiting for the perfect one is so much more satisfying...or better yet, creating your own. :)
    Best wishes for an inspiring weekend...
    Jeanne :)xx

  2. This is fun, you mentioned Kim Gordan...and I discovered this, love it!


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