Two Framed Prints Added to Living Room
October 8, 2001
Hi everyone. Well, I just thought I would show you
the latest interior decoration happenings in my apartment.
I bought a couple of really nice framed prints this weekend, and
they look fantastic in the living room.
The first is a watercolor titled Desert Serenity.
It is a colorful, uncluttered desertscape with beautiful saguaro
cactuses and grand purple mesas far in the background.
I actually noticed this print four years ago when
I worked a part-time job at the Navajo Gift Shop
in Manitou Springs. I distinctly remember admiring the
artwork back then in 1998, and believe it or not, no one had ever bought it! Woo-hoo!
The other print is titled Blackfeet Camp by Michael Coleman.
The tipi camp is situated on a
flat plain dotted with woodlands, a pond and some puddles.
My friend Jae pointed out how the entire scene tells a story to the viewer.
From my imagination, it is early morning and
the sun is rising to the East. It appears like a rather cold and
crisp time of year - maybe mid-November when there is
not quite any snowfall, but plants nevertheless battle the frost from the cold nights.
I also really like the distinct tipi poles as they contrast with the
bright yellow sky!
By the way, do not get the idea that I have much
money. I put both of these on layaway
in July and got notices when I did not pay a monthly amount.
So I decided (perhaps impulsively) to resolve the situation by putting the remaining balance
on my credit card. Sigh! (Okay, back to the living room.)
So I am pretty happy with the way things look.
God has indeed blessed me greatly with a lovely home and sanctuary!
As an ongoing project, there is much more on the interior decoration agenda. Unfortunately,
with finances very tight, most things are on hold.
Having said that, here is the agenda when I do have money
to invest in this place:
Large curtains on all the windows (Probably a burgundy or cream color)
A television (somewhere between the living and dining room)
A nice recliner (I still have the hideous-looking recliner covered with a gray
More prints (to cover up bare walls in the dining room area)
A small table with a running water fountain (in the entry room)
That's all, people. You folks have GOT TO visit and
hang out with me in Manitou Springs. I promise I will cook you a nice dinner too!
Love, Steve :)
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Okay, one last picture of my living room, from a different angle. :)