This project began during the summer, when I was purging every nook and cranny
of my house. I found my old suitcase, which I had hauled on countless business trips
in my former life. I hated traveling, but I loved my suitcase, though it was
absurdly heavy even when empty. (My traveling days preceded the invention
of luggage with wheels.) Anyway, this suitcase was too nice to toss,
so I gave it an update and turned it into an ottoman.
My beloved suitcase finally has wheels.
Making room for the ottoman lead to a rearrangement of the furniture,
which lead to moving the tv, which lead to a ridiculous number
of other projects involving spackle and paint.
Now my chair and ottoman and tv were all in the right place,
but I had a mostly naked wall to deal with.
What if I moved my print collection?
That sort of worked...but I wasn't crazy about the black and white canvas in the middle.
I wanted more color. So I decided to make something that would fit the space.
I started with these images...
and turned them into these...
which I then had printed on metal.
Whew. Finally. Naked wall problem solved.
Just around the corner is one I'm calling "Pin the Tail on George,"
because every parlor needs a parlor game.