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when things look the way i feel

Tag: art display

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hanging an old portrait essentially feels like your haunting your own house. but old spirits aren’t all bad- right? My mom has this portrait of a woman that eerily resembles herself- it was her mother’s, yet not a portrait of her mother- i think it was purchased because the piece was a  co incidental look-alike. my siblings and i have always made a correlation between this painting and the mona lisa- she was always watching over us in the dining room, following our every move. one day she shall hang in my sister rebecca’s home (she called dibs) and i’m interested to see how she will display her majesty, adorned in gold framing.


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a friend of mine has been trying to pin me down to help her hang art in her new home. honoured as i am, i find it really difficult sometimes to take the virginity of freshly painted walls and commit to a residing place for pieces of art. sometimes it’s nice to let the walls breath and lean your favourite pieces around the home, give your eyes a chance to simmer with an idea, on occasion their spot may just be the floor. another nice option is the shelved gallery wall, i am particularly liking this in hallways- what an easy way to mix things up when you’re craving  a change.

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