Those are our new neighbors Leo…
Oh Leo, you are so funny — of course I didn’t use your treat allowance….
I did however, splurge and buy myself one of my favorite artist’s newest prints — called The Nosy Neighbors. Yup, now I am the proud owner of two Shag (Josh Agle) prints. Please forgive the terrible lighting — I finally got the frame (ordered from pictureframes.com) assembled and just finished hanging up the print. I was too excited to wait until tomorrow to share this with you all — so the photos are a little dark.
I told myself that the Shag print that we have in our den — The Heavenly Hosts — which I purchased a few years ago when I met Shag at a gallery in Chicago — was going to be the only Shag print I bought unless some very specific criteria was met. Shag prints are not cheap! I subscribe to Shag’s email newsletter — which alerts subscribers when a new print is released because they often sell out quickly. Over the last few years there were many cool print alerts in my inbox, but none were “the one” until now.
My criteria for allowing myself to purchase another Shag print:
- Has to have warm colors — orange, red, pink, limey green
- Has to show the exterior of a mid century house
- Has to have people in it
- Bonus points for cars and animals
…so when I saw the email for the release of “The Nosy Neighbors” — all the buzzers went off! I started getting nervous that it would sell out and also about making another big art purchase. A quick email to my adorable husband Jim confirmed that I should pull the trigger….(did I mention I love that Jim doesn’t resist me when I ask him if we can buy art — gotta love that!)
And now here it is — filling the long empty void on my living room wall! Oddly enough, the orange in the print seems to be a near match to my wall color. I’m not yet sure if this is a good thing or not. I suppose I can always repaint if necessary.
My Mom seems to think that if Leo was a brown dog, and Jim and I lived in Palm Springs, we could pass for the couple on the left of the print. I really don’t think I could get Jim to wear that outfit and I’m quite sure that I am not thin enough to be that woman, but living in Palm Springs? We can all dream right?
In that case, is our Nosy Neighbor Shag himself? Looks kinda like him!
Hanging this sunny, mid century, amazing print on the wall was an excellent distraction from our second blizzard in two weeks. Right about now, a little Palm Springs sounds fantastic, don’t you think?