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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Fun Monday # 11 - Home is Where the Art Is

Sayre of Sayre Smiles is the host for Fun Monday this week.

Her assignment is: Brush off your interview skills. Talk to everyone who lives in your house. I want to know what their, and your, favorite piece of art is in your home. Photographs do not count. If there was a fire in your home, everyone would grab photographs, but what is the non-photographic piece of art you would grab on your way out - and why? (Edit: These don't have to be paintings - these can be wall hangings, statues, lumps of clay by your child, anything that is artistic expression of some kind EXCEPT photographs.)

Since I live alone, I had no one to interview!! If there was a fire in my home, other than the photographs (they are a must), I would grab my camera, at least one of the paintings/drawings that a dear friend of mine did for me and most importantly (after the camera), I would grab the two hand plaster casts that hang on the wall on the landing. These were Mother's Day gifts from each of my boys when they were in kindergarten. (They had the same teacher). Imagine a foam meat tray filled with wet plaster and a wee little child sticking his hand into it. When it dried - the end result is what is hanging on the wall. One was done in 1981 and the other in 1983. Like the Master Card advertisement - these are priceless !!

Be sure to go visit Sayre and check out what everyone else would grab.

14 comments:

Pamela said...

I have plaster hands painted bronze on my wall, too. priceless
(oh and little toes and feet in the cement walk that we put in after we moved into this house)

my4kids said...

I have plaster casts of my kids hands also they are priceless!

Hootin'Anni said...

That a terrific choice!!! Those are truly priceless works of art.

lisa's chaos said...

Those little hands are wonderful reminders of our little ones. Great choices!

Debs said...

Little hands are priceless. :)

Karmyn R said...

I have some little hands too - the more Fun Monday posts I read, the more I realize that I would just die if my house caught on fire. Too much to lose.

Tiggerlane said...

You guys are all making me feel guilty for not picking my kiddo's toddler hand in plaster as my "thing." I'm a bad, bad mom.

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I did the hand casts, too. I would probably burn as they are in several places, but if this place goes up in flames, I'm taking them!

susan said...

It sounds like you've got your plan all worked out. Hopefully you'll never have to use it.

dawn said...

I am a worse mom than Tiggerlane, I didn't even get plaster hand or feet prints of my kids, and to make matters worse, I had four chances at it. Good choices.

Kaytabug said...

I am with dawn...I never got around to getting plasters of their hands/feet...and I had 3 and my mom even gave me a cute tin kit with my first!!! uggghhh I suck!!!
Great choices!

Heather J said...

I never did the casts :( But I hope Caleb does when he gets in elementary school. They will be a permanent fixture on my wall. Ooh come to think of it, I did a small Christmas ornament with his hand imprint when he was 1yrs old. I may keep that out now...

la bellina mammina said...

I never did casts for the kids...but I have lots of their drawings..does that count:-)
Your books arrived, thank you so much! I have finished 3 books and halfway through the 4th!!;-)

SJ said...

Great choices! I would grab the same things.....