This week was one full of moving and shaking. I dove headfirst into classes and work, got some stuff done around the house, baked some cookies, and sadly had to see my roommate Sabrina pack up to move back home to Germany. Though bittersweet, the week was productive and I got a lot done.
Major accomplishment of the week was painting this old dresser that had been sitting around my house for a few years. It originally belonged to my uncle and passed hands a few times before making its way to me. As you can see even through my paint job, the dresser has been knocked around a bit, scuffed up, and accumulated quite a bit of character. Rather than spending hundreds of dollars stripping and refinishing it, I updated the red and white motif it had donned previously and made it look a bit more pulled together. As you can see, the top drawer is a lighter red than the rest of the drawers even though I used the same paint on each one. Strange, isn't it?
Another sort of crafty thing I did was frame a print of one of my favorite paintings, The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli. I got the photo from an old Art History textbook that Amazon refused to buy back from me (sad) but I think this way I can appreciate the art without having a heavy book collect dust on my shelf. I may use other bits and pieces of it for craftiness in the future!
Speaking of art prints, I got this lovely Leo constellation card from Hammer Press. I plan to frame it and hang it up on my slowly-growing gallery wall whenever I can find a frame that suits it. I'm feeling white frames at the moment, but I can't seem to find any that are wall friendly. If you know where to look, please let me know!
I got a ton of my "required readings" for the semester in the mail this week. Thankfully most of them are in novel or non-fiction form as opposed to textbooks. Perks of being an english major, right?! I'm currently reading Thread by Michael Palmer and Inmost by Jessica Fisher for my "Recent American Poetry" class. I think the covers of the books are really striking, and the contrast between fire and water is really interesting too! Can't wait to get deeper into these books.
Also in the mail for me was this Funko Pop figure in Ariel form! I've been semi-obsessed with these figurines ever since I bought Anna from Frozen for my friend Carly's birthday. I'm like five seconds away from buying an entire collection. If I were to buy more, the next on my list would be Winnie the Pooh, Ursula, Maleficent, and maybe even Walter and Jesse from Breaking Bad. I hope they make more, I would be all about a Ron Swanson figurine.
How was your week?
What is your favorite Renaissance painting?