Saturday, April 17, 2010

New Art, Tulips and a Cupcake

I'm excited to report that I made my first original art purchase! I discovered a Canadian artist on eBay with a gallery of contemporary, abstract, surrealist and cubist art, and I immediately fell in love with her work. I spent a few weeks stalking her cherry blossom trees before I turned a complete 180 and went with the abstract work above. I'm very pleased with my final selection as it fits perfectly in my bedroom. And one of the things I like most about the painting is the three canvases coming together to make a whole.

My room is now complete. This new piece rounds out four framed black and white photographs of New York (taken from my 2009 calendar of the city)...
And, my two favorite works of all time. Monet's "Dusk" and Dali's "Butterflies." Some might question the pairing of impressionism and surrealism, but I think they go together perfectly :)
In other news, yesterday I purchased some beautiful tulips at Lund's. They were $6.99 and too gorgeous to pass up. Tulips are my favorite part of spring (I'm not big on all the mud or other treasures winter leaves behind as the snow melts away), so I'm trying to get maximum exposure to the lovely little bursts of color.
Also at Lund's, I made my first purchase from the always-tempting dessert case. I ordered the chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting and a cream-filled inside. I was in heaven. So good.


  1. I could really use a cupcake right about now. I'm really impressed with your artwork purchase. Not only do I love the look, I love it that you are so interested in art!

    Tulips always brighten my day, my yard is full of them right now.


  2. Thanks, Sue - I'm really excited about the art, too :) A yard full of tulips sounds wonderful.