Have you all seen John Derian's decoupage work? I'm in love!
(Click below to enlarge the pics.)
Imagine my surprise when I came across this page on his website. He's selling TREE FUNGUS for anywhere from $140-$350!! The "artist's" name is Mark St. Clair, and the tree fungi are "kiln dried and mounted for easy hanging." I had to laugh, because ONLY someone who lives in a city and has never taken a drive through the woods would possibly BUY one of these things, would they?! I mean, I just drove by a tree with four of them on it the other day! It just kills me, the stuff people will pay money for.
Of course, this IS a post about little pieces of paper glued to the back of glass plates, so I'm one to talk. Heh. I'm thinking that instead of breaking the bank and actually buying one of these things, I should try my hand at it myself. What do you think? Good craft idea?
I love this hosta:
And it all started, once again, from an email in my inbox, with a photo of a linen chair. What's up with the marketing ploys? Is someone out there reading my mind? I had no idea John Derian sold furniture. (You can get it at the Hammertown Barn if you're in upstate NY. That's who sent me the email.) So that's what prompted me to head to his website and rip off all the pics for my blog post today. :)
So THEN, when I was looking at what was new in my blog list to the right, Catherine Nolin had posted another painting, and it was a gorgeous chair! I love chairs. And her paintings are bright, happy, and lovely:
See how one thing just leads to another in my world? I need to stop surfing so much! I just keep seeing more things I WANT. I guess the good news is, I've always been good at window shopping, and resisting the urge to spend money I don't have. Well, for the most part anyway.