Saturday, September 27, 2008

Don't know what it is, but I know what I like.

For the longest time I couldn't say that I had a favourite art style. Not that I didn't like anything, just I didn't know what it was called. Well I finally figured it out. Art Nouveau

I have old papers from when I was about 16 with all these doodles on them. Swirling branches that curl in here and there. All of it very romantic and colourful. All of them the same style over and over.
I purchased this frame in an antique store in Tiverton, Ontario. Having fallen in love with it the moment I saw it. The handsome couple in there are my Gran and Grampy. There was a beautiful small mirror as well and I didn't buy it. The frame alone was a touch pricey for my budget at the time. To this day, I am still pissed off because of course when I went back for the mirror, it had been sold.

Then I won a set of small tarot cards from author Robin D Owens. Guess what style the pictures are in. Gorgeous! Love them!!

What am I getting at with all this you might be wondering? I'm still planning my tattoo and I now have a style in mind. I think it would be perfect for me, and something I will never get sick of. The most important part is finding a tattoo artist familar with it.


Myfanwy said...

Do you remember the wallpaper in the bathroom in the big house in Fort Erie? At the risk of making everyone gag..lolol It was in fall tones( after all it was 1977). Google Images: Alphonse Mucha

FeyRhi said...

Was it velvet? Perhaps that is what influenced my tastes. Wallpaper so horrendous I was scarred for life. LOL

I do remember gold wallpaper with black velvet designes overtop. I have no idea which house it would have been.

Granny's Girls said...

Oh sure blame my interior design for your mental anguish...Velvet wallpaper in the bathroom??grant me with a little taste for pity sakes. The velvet paper was on the stairwell wall in the front of the house and was very stylish and went with the ORANGE SHAG carpet..Oh shudder AND it was very expensive. After all it was 1979.
How tastes change!..lolol No wonder I can't stand orange!

Trixie said...

Maybe I grew up right along side of you. We had and orange velvet with gold foil wallpaper, in of all places the dining room. Try having to eat looking at that!