Repairing and reupholstering the office is what I've been doing! Not lounging and snoozing like the Pappies. Exhibit A:
Simone, Zali, the Doppleganger and a random snake toy foozing it up on the newly covered dog bed. Under a silk screen with hand painted sparrows and quails from China. I know. Who knew there would be an animal theme? Next to the china cabinet Hud's mother gifted us some years ago that Hud displays vintage camera gear. I keep my Boris and Natasha bobbleheads in there for fun as well. Just in case you were thinking that I only have a fetish for animals.
Going waaaayyyy outside of my comfort zone, I chose to color the walls a deep saturated blue. Normally, I lean towards shades of food --greens, melons, red. Lots of red. It's Hud's favorite hue, too, so we've got our money's worth of red at the Hudarosa. The railroad desk on the left is where I paint ceramics. Ruby's by the window. She matches the drapes now. Her green, yellow and blue ensemble with a bright red cap are the perfect compliment. Yes, I got the fabric because it matches my finch. Shut up. Don't pretend you're surprised. A Bert Sharpe concrete wall sculpture is resting on top of the mantle. I'm too chicken (!) to hang it anywhere.
Yes, the furniture in this room is standing at attention around the walls. This is not only my office, but the Romper Room. It is generally littered with toys. The middle of the room is clear in case some dog breaks out into spontaneous wrestling.
Way to rock out the fooze, Simone.
My computer desk, a tiger oak trundle table from the turn of last century, is home to the Hammies. I like to watch them while I work. Sometimes, when my lap is not full of cat, it is being perched upon by a tiny little dude. The budgies are constantly squawking loudly in the aquarium behind me. Floyd cannot get enough of the sound of his own voice. Mozelle and I however, have had plenty.
I should have taken a shot of the fabric graphics. The red *surprise* background has frolicking lions and monkeys. I know. Animals. Shocking.
And that is what the Furry Godmother has been up to so far this summer. Maybe now that's complete, I can find some time to get out of this room and into the studio.
A girl can dream...