The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 12th

Our prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “art.” Talk about something that’s hanging on your wall. Add a picture, if you’d like. If you have no art on your walls, talk about something in a museum. Have fun!

Art for Art’s sake.

Many years ago, I really do not remember how long ago it was, I went on a trip to Henley with my sister Frankie.

We had a lovely day and after we had walked along the river we visited some of the shops.

As the afternoon wore on we found an art gallery, we popped inside and I spotted the most beautiful painting of a Dalmatian. I fell in love with him immediately.

The painting is by Mackenzie Thorpe . As I said I fell in love with the painting immediately and even though it was really out of my price range I wanted it. My sister convinced me I should by it as, as she put it ” you work, you earn why not have something you love occasionally.”

So I bought Herbert and his beautiful frame and Frankie and I walked through Henley with my massive and heavy expensive package.

So what did he cost….£99. This may not sound a lot of money for a piece of art but over twenty years ago, when I bought it, that was a princely sum.

My husband was shocked at the price thinking it was very extravagant. Mind you now we both love my piece of art. Herbert has been in the kitchen, the hallway, upstairs and downstairs. He is now in his permanent spot in the living room where we can see him everyday.

We both are glad I invested in this work of art.

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This is brought to care of LindaGHill and is an SoCs #jusjojan collaboration.

23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Jan 12, 2019 @ 06:54:20

    Herbert is cute 😍

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  2. Igor Konovalov
    Jan 12, 2019 @ 07:51:43

    I can’t stop looking at Herbert! That’s a really cute art.

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  3. Indira
    Jan 12, 2019 @ 13:00:48

    He is gorgeous indeed and if gives both of you pleasure then why not.

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  4. J-Dub
    Jan 12, 2019 @ 13:04:55

    Awww I can see what you had to have Herbert! You’ve inspired me to look for something that strikes my fancy. Sort of like do not wait to use the good china. Live for the day.

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  5. Shelley
    Jan 12, 2019 @ 13:12:54

    Aw, I can see why you fell in love with that painting. I like the ‘title’ of it as well. And, yes, when you fall in love with art, buy it, it spoke to you and brings you joy!

    Reply

  6. anitashope
    Jan 12, 2019 @ 17:04:17

    Such a fun piece.

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  7. msjadeli
    Jan 12, 2019 @ 17:22:17

    those eyes could melt a glacier. i love Herbert!

    Reply

  8. robertawrites235681907
    Jan 14, 2019 @ 03:14:37

    The odd indulgence in a piece of artwork is good for the soul, Willow. My husband bought me a beautiful piece depicting a boy on the beach and I do love it.

    Reply

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