I love sanding. I feel so crafty and can-do. I mean, it’s not much, but stripping away the layers, smoothing down the grooves, reshaping the edges; it’s powerful.
Moving up to Maine has presented many challenges, not the smallest of which being the task of decorating a house. Both P and I have only lived in cramped city apartments where we were lucky to decorate our bedrooms, let alone the triple decker shared with seven of our nearest and dearest.
But our love of travel has given us some incredible mementos to display. Upon discovering Marden’s, an infamous “fire store,” I purchased some frames and set to work. The process was incredibly simple: sand, dry paint a new color, reframe and hang.
The print says: “you are not a gherkin. don’t preserve yourself. go and have great adventures.” It was designed by our lovely friend and Croatian host, BooBoo. If you ever find yourself in need of an incredible artist, graphic designer, or the best dog ever, look her up in Zagreb.
The triptych of photos are from our trip to the Balkans as well, the highest is me on top of Mt. Svjnak in Slovenia, the lower two are from one of our many hikes in coastal Montenegro. They now grace our breakfast nook and office, respectively, and honestly make the new place feel a bit more “ours.”