Sunday, July 22, 2012

Studio Throw

This is a couch and a throw in a friend's studio. It's decorated sparsely, but I find it a very comfortable place to hang out. Now, when it comes to interior decorating, I'm not your man. I struggle a bit just looking for new furniture or even deciding on paint for walls, but luckily I live with a gal who seems to be able to see the 'big' picture. She knows what she wants and goes and gets it. Yes, she excels at the big, but her true strength seems to lie in the small touches. She is confident too. She never asks, she just makes the subtle changes around the house. For me, it becomes a game of wonder, as I stumble upon changes. Additions all. A basket here, a bottle with flowers here, a stack of books here, a plate rescued from a garage sale, or a lamp on the porch with a string of little lights entwined, they all seem to at to the essence of this dated farmhouse. I guess we all have our strengths. Oh me? Well, I ain't braggin' much, but I think I might have taught one of our cats to talk this summer. What have you been up to?

23 comments:

  1. It sounds like I'd feel good both in your nice house and in your friend's studio. The trappings don't matter to me anymore, now that I live alone.
    Can we see a video of your talking cat?

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  2. Interesting artwork in this couch, I like a lot the detail in this picture!
    Summer is a great season to prepare some changes about house decoration!
    Léia

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  3. i love to think of e. moving through your home, adjusting, tweaking, creating beautiful micro vistas. i've been spending a lot of time in front of the fan with my feet up.

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  4. p.s. i'm wondering what you've taught your cat to say.

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  5. "Birdman, it's ALL about you."

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  6. Yeah, I go with Dina.

    Can we see a video of our talking cat?

    That would surely be a finishing touch to my decor......

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  7. Can't wait to get home and see how you have tweaked things.....

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  8. I'd like to see a video of you (and Elenka) talking! The cat could be on camera, too.

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  9. I have spent my summer providing transportation to my offspring. That said....I also painted much of the house. Whew.

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  10. you made me laugh w/ the cat talent. :) elenka sounds like a dear.

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  11. Yes, talking cats are a rarity these days! Kudos to the cat whisperer :^)

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  12. Teaching a cat to do anything takes talent, teaching one to talk is just genius!

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  13. My wife is similar. She is really good at decorating and just goes ahead and does it and it really works out well.

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  14. I've heard through the grapevine that you have a cat that speaks French. Well, what I heard was that it goes "oui, oui !"

    You're a funny guy, Marc. But you ought to do more reading; esp. about ihmc. ;-)

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  15. Tried to teach a dog to say, "Spoon" once with little success. Dog enjoyed the attention, but never got the idea. Cats? Do they ever do what you want?

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  16. I think teaching your cat to talk is a hard act to beat!

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  17. It's OK Birdman I am not going to mention the cat. Nice throw.

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  18. Love art work on the couch.

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  19. Now that is a real accomplishment -- do you and cats have good conversations? -- barbara

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  20. Teaching a cat to talk should win you the Nobel Prize in something. Or a MacArthur Genius Grant. I've been staying indoors this summer, running outside to take some pictures, then running back indoors.

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  21. FYI: I wuz a grate speler in skool!

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  22. I may add something to the house and it may be weeks later when hubby asks is that new? LOL!

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