I grew up with a dad who loved art. He still loves art, and is also incredibly knowledgeable about it.
Recently he repainted and decorated every room of their house - just using the art they already owned - and it turns out he is rather artistic himself. I kid you not - every room looks like it's straight out of Architectural Digest.
Anyhow, I am headed down to California for a few days to see them, so I won't be online as much, but I'll be back next weekend and hope to catch up...I might take some photos of their house to show you my dad's handiwork. (Of course, now that it's no longer hotter than fuck, I leave for vacation...timing is everything.)
In the meantime, I got to thinking about art because I offered to do some hand-painted frames to donate for a fundraiser for my friend's nonprofit. I asked Mr. RK to take some pics of a few I had already done, since he's quite handy with the camera, so I could show her what they could look like.
Of course he totally showed me up by tinkering with the photographs inside the frames...
Me and Mr. RK, in cubist form...
Mr. RK playing at Speed Racer
Me, my dad and my two brothers in 1999 or 2000, in cartoon form.
I wish I had more artistic talent! I have a good eye for color, so I can take good flower pictures and paint abstractly, but wouldn't dare try drawing a circle round.
How about you? Is there a talent you wish you had?