Friday, January 22, 2010

Desperate Measures

The Front Window all fancy and such~

Big Hat Books all Sepia-Like

A little table with Saint Valentine's Days offerings of books and decorated boxes by me.

Our dear old house pillar. It came from an Art Gallery I worked at nearly 10 years ago. Many a wonderful thing has been displayed on it and I am very attached to it. I am glad to see it safe and sound at Big Hat. Right now it is displaying a wonderful book about taking the "Hell" out of "Healthy"-love that! and is decorated with sugared fruits and more cut out hearts. Please bury me with this pillar-thanks.

I love this "wee" window. I made the little sign beneath it. It says, "Unattended children will be given an expresso and a puppy. Thank You, The Management." No, it doesn't say that! It says, "Adults who don't attend to their children will leave this store with their children and 2 puppies. Thank You, The Management". That's better right?

Since I have been so out of it, I decided to go ahead and do the window displays for Big Hat Books and Arts here in Broad Ripple Village. I call this my "practice art". I got some pretty papers and ribbon and made foot after foot of hearts garlands which I hung all over the store to make it pretty for Saint Valentine's Day and to display with all our new books. To me, it looks just like my 2nd grade class room on Saint Valentine's Day-hehe.

The super crazy thing? This took me FOREVER! I am moving really slow these days. I had to take Desperate Measures to get all of this done which also included dressing for the part. That meant I forced myself to fix my hair(kind of), wear my nicest old levis and vintage cardigans, and I even pulled out lip gloss! I know! How crazy have I become? Desperate Times call for Desperate Measures indeed.

A little area of Saint Valentine Cards-more to come!


Pussycats and Angels said...

Beautiful post...Beautiful Blog...Beautiful you...
Blessings from England
Julie x
Love the sign by the way...

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Carol Anne Strange said...

Your posts are always a joy, Merle, filled with creativity and light and otherworldly majesty. As always, thank you for sharing. Sending you love and healing wishes. xx

The Josie Baggley Company said...

Hello there petal,
It is The Rowan Moon at the moment-in Celtic Treelore that is! -isn't that cool ? Your love heart garlands are gorgeous & their enchanting presence I'm sure will stir up cupid's intention LOve LoVe LovE

Heather said...

It looks so pretty! Ah, what a lovely store, and you have found such a dreamy job there!~

Stella Pesci said...

I love the colorful decorations and looks so happy and festive!
I sent you an e-mail, via etsy!
Stella xxx

Delila Jemaiel said...

i discovered your link of my blog! i think your photographs are very very enchanting <3


Delila Jemaiel said...

i have been wandering in this blog of yours once again, and i am amazed by your talent!
i think we are bit like a kindred spirits, there is so many things that we both like... faeries are very beloved to me and once i was quite of an medieval "fan". Now i am more in to Victorian era.


p.s. i would like to create a necklace for you, do you have a theme or color on your mind? i would also need your address.