They are square, hand signed / hand titled, and came in a parcel filled with good vibes. I want to make this middle column wider, so that you can see the full photos whenever I show artwork on my blog. Any wizards who know the trick, send me an email and tell me how.
One day I'd like to share interior shots of my home with you. You'll be able to view my art collection in the context in which I see it each day.
There is something about that tower of cups that does wonders for me.
I feel the overcast sky. I cannot tell if the storm is clearing up or just getting started.
I get pleasure out of the saucer filled with sea water.
I like the fact that waves are crashing while something beautiful, that we'd expect to be fragile, stands solid and tall through the surges.
The teacups could hold magic in them and could be causing the change in the wind. Who knows what storms are lurking in those vessels?
We're unsure if the stack eventually crashes into shards. The broken pieces could float out to the depths of the ocean and wash up on a foreign shore with their sharp edges smoothed away by sands and journeys.
All we have is this moment that she captured, and it is ours to think of as we please.
Thank you Maddie for the water in motion.
Thank you for the brightness of the china and the gilded lips.
I wish I had a green typewriter of that shade. I would love to collect old typewriters, yet they'd present a space issue in New York City. Even in my current home, where I have more space, I cannot imagine keeping more than one. My friend Kerri knows there is a specific brand of antique typewriter that I've wanted for a long time in a certain pale color...but you know what Kerri, this green one is looking pretty good to me now too.
I can collect images for my walls; I don't need a room full of heavy metal typing machines, I know. I do think having one of the real deal is worthwhile though. All you really need is one, when you want to play your fingers across the keys, watch your thoughts turn into literature, and hear the clack of metal letters and ink against paper.
Maddie is a warm and whimsical person, in my experiences with her.
More of her work will be coming to My Summer of Love, and I'll tell you a little about the great lady herself.
Today, I had to share the pair of images I bought from her.
She taught me that when you are feeling like a tempest in a teacup, you make yourself a cup of sea tea.