This weekend has been a great weekend for us in regards to finding furniture! A couple of pieces on the side of the road & 2 pieces at the Thrifty Shopper! I know I get excited about the silliest things!
As always I’m letting them marinate in the studio, but I’ve already started to dream about what they could be…so many ideas, so little time! Look for them coming soon...
But back to reality…This piece that I did a couple months ago started out as a dusty, old piece we found at a garage sale. This was before I let things sit around before I painted, and I jumped right in, right when I got home, but the design was nothing I wanted. Frustrated with it, I just put it aside for awhile. One night when I couldn’t sleep very well, the piece came back to me. Usually my work is very strong, bold and extremely colorful, but I wanted to try something new, something softer, and that’s when I thought, Rosey’s room.
Well, today Hannah Rose is 12, the walls have long since been repainted blue and instead of soft flowers are posters of the Jonas Brothers. My once soft rose petal is now a preteen, and that is a style all within itself.
So, when it came to painting this piece, Rosey’s room was what came to mind. I added the stripes for interest, as well as, a little black. Someone told me once you should always add a little black (to a room, to a piece etc…) to “ground it” and so far, that has always worked for me. This piece is dedicated to that beautiful girl I brought home 12 years ago, who was a soft as a rose petal :)