My original plan to have a series of four simple, classic travel-themed drawings for the nursery corner has been pared down to two. I have a new respect and admiration for children’s books illustrators: creating artwork for children that doesn’t look like it was drawn by children is a challenge! My attempts at drawing kites were embarrassing. Until Jax makes his own art to put on display, these two will have to do.
On the other hand, I’ve found a new use for the delightful illustrations in the book of nursery rhymes in French that I found in Paris a year and a half ago: I pulled out the rusty staples, separated the pages, and framed four of my favorites.
We have found some awesome chairs, bookshelves, and even a cute hamper on New York City streets (we never pick up anything upholstered, for fear of germs and bedbugs!). But this is a whole new ballgame. Can you believe that someone was throwing away this china cabinet? It’s now safe in our apartment!
It’s soon to be filled with more glasses, plates, and teacups.
Oh, and the pumpkin is for Jax’s first Halloween. Pictures to follow!