update on my living room

Here’s a picture of my living room taken from another angle. The door on the left leads to my room while the door on the right leads to what will be my brother’s room. 🙂 Right now I’ve got some of my clothes piled onto his bed, hehe, I will have to start putting them in their proper drawers soon. He’ll be graduating from Cornell at the end of May and he’ll be living with me by June. I am excited to have someone to talk to at home but I am dreading having to pick up after his messes. *laughs* I hope he’ll clean up after himself!

Anyway, I now have a clock and three frames hanging on the main living room wall. The leftmost frame houses a hand-painted illustration from a German costume book from the late 19th Century that I got from a bookshop in D.C.

The middle frame holds a silk scarf from the Met printed with the work of Henri Toulouse Lautrec. This was gifted to me on my 18th birthday by my dad’s friend, Paul, way before I ever even imagined I would come to New York and learn about Lautrec in my History of Graphic Design class. I’d forgotten I ever had this scarf. I found it again, after 7 years, when I was home for the holidays just this past December and cleaning out my old stuff. Isn’t it funny how Paul seemed to have psychic powers? I was so amused when I found that scarf, still in it’s Metropolitan Museum of Art box, and still with the birthday card stuck on it that I had to bring it back with me to New York. It’s now back where it came from. 🙂

On the right is a silkscreen poster I did for class in 2008 with silver and gold ink. This is probably one of my favorite pieces from my time at Parsons. I still have a few more prints like these tucked away under my bed. I used even blacker paper for the others; those turned out beautiful.

And of course, in the corner on the left, you can see the rear wheel of my Linus Dutchi. Because there really isn’t anywhere else I can park it, my bike has to stay right there. The wheel somewhat obstructs the entrance to my room but oh well. 🙂

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