Simple things that make you feel awesome:
Phone calls from friends far away
someone asking you advice on how to decorate their apartment!!
I got a RANDOM facebook message from an old classmate with a decorating delima- a TINY LA apartment with NO art on the walls- what to do!
I was honored, excited, and got right to work!! The way art works in a room is MAGIC and there is somethign special about it only because the art has evoked a response in YOU! So- as my mom was quick to point out- art is a really personal thing, how are you going to tell someone what to put up in their apartment? (thanks mom!)
-my answer- "easy, I don't!" but I do have some ideas- they can fill in the blanks!
So my neighbor Dave is often recipient of my free "advice" whether or not he wants it, and one day I said "Dave you know what you should do- you should hang a bunch of frames of different sizes on this wall in your living room" and then his little creative self took it a step further and invited friends over for a day of photos to fill these frames of different sizes and this is the result for under a hundred bucks and a couple weeks of thrift store hunting! So I recomended a great collage to my buddy Brian who was soliciting my all to frequent advice! But it didn't stop there! I had to give a blast to my favorite Seattle peeps at Tacky Smack because their vinyl clings are the bomb.com when it comes to chic and trendy wall decor, and the best part is that it comes off when you leave, so no deposit/landlord squabbles you know!!! I am also super in love with GRAFFITI right now!! I want to go on a night time adventure but so far I'm not cool enough to get in with the cool crowd to go vandalize things at night so I will just keep practicing at home in my apartment- with the windows open yes mom- but wouldn't this be so awesome in anyone's house? okay, maybe not my grandmas, but any of my friends I think would FLIP to have something this awesome in their space! So of course Brian thought this was the DOPE stuff. His remark however- "the wifey would hate it"! ha ha ha ha! Oh come one wifies all over the nation-- get hip and let us graffiti in the living room PUHLEEZ!!!
So time for another cup of coffee and some time at the drafting table!
THANK YOU NEW YORK!