And this blog post has no real connection at all to Wall-e, just that it sounded suitably alliterative.
As we move into the dog days of summer, the mind yawns and stretches a tiny muscle here and there. Today's exercise is to test the propagating power of the Wall Art tag.
I'm first, so here goes-
Items on your walls:
Look up from your computer and stare at all the walls in the room surrounding you.
List each item on the wall and its origin (for example : Faded landscape print from _ , Family photo taken in Portland, Andy Warhol soup can poster, Starbucks neon sign, whatever...)
If you are in the great outdoors blogging, the tag will settle for a brief description of the flora and fauna (scientific names would be much appreciated, naturally).
Pass this on to 5 bloggers.
Items on my walls:
(1) A United States Postal service Space Achievement and Exploration Press Sheet ( face value $38.50) with a holographic Landing on the Moon, colorful nebula and dish stamps, Solar system stamps with pentagonal views of the sun and galaxies, and two holographic space station stamps. With any luck, this thing will be worth a small fortune in another 50 years, when I can drag it to the Antiques Roadshow and have an appraiser tell me that it is then worth $1000.
(2) Atomic clock, which unfortunately hasn't been receiving the synchronizing time signal for ages. It defeats the purpose of buying this, as the major marketing point was that it never needed to be adjusted for Eastern Daylight Time to Eastern Standard Time and vice versa. All for the want of an extra 9V battery, which I have been to lazy to replace.
(3) Horrendously tacky wall calendar with ads for local businesses. The main advantage of this is that it came free from our township, and lists the school closings and township commission meeting dates and provides car wash and pizza coupons.
(4) Matted print of pen and watercolor views of San Francisco. The painful part was finding a frame to fit the odd size, so we ended up using one of the weird kits from the local craft store, but without a protective glass cover.
(5) A huge 'L I O L' , graphite on eggshell flat : c. 2000, masterpiece by S, aged seven, a sort of organic protest against the indignation of being displaced as the center of the universe by the arrival of his baby sister M.
(6) Square stained glass frame, much dwarfing the tiny 2"x 2" square display of the most ancient thing in the house : a 2008 year old bronze mite from a cache of early era coins. 'Own a piece of history for only $20, this opportunity may never arise again!' Maybe this will be worth $1000 in another 50 years too.
I'm passing this tag on to
Lekhni : No, not what's in your wallet (like that ubiquitous Capital One ad) - what's on your wall?
Usha: to provide you with some lighthearted relief (or annoyance ;) during a very busy time.
Ruchira: I'm hoping you will post more pictures of your gorgeous paintings.
Jenn: Being the Thrift Shop Romantic, I'm sure that your ever changing collection will give us a peek at some fantastic finds.
Kochuthresiamma: (I'm betting on at least one Raja Ravi Varma painting poster.)
P.S To the Wall Art Tag: Go forth, be fruitful and multiply!