Sunday, April 19, 2009

4,000 Questions - #11: Under the Bed

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Here's the background info on the 4,000 Questions posts...

Question #11: What do you have under your bed right now?

All kinds of framed items! First, there is a VERY large painting...it doesn't "go" with my decor but I can't part with it...it was painted by my father when he was young and attending the Cleveland Institute of Art, and he gave it to my Grandmother as a gift. She hung it over the electric organ in her celery green living room (the same organ on which I taught myself to play simplified versions of Swan Lake and Dvorczak's New World Symphony), with a tall stylized red glass vase next to it.

Then there are about 6 other framed certificates and awards. When I was first changing careers, buying a house, and otherwise learning to make it on my own, I read a tip that suggested putting items in a personal room that offered positive reinforcement. So, I framed various certificates and awards and hung them in the family room. After having them up for many years, they took effect. I finally removed them several months ago...they just feel a bit pretentious to me now. I didn't know what else to do with them, so I just piled them under the bed, along with the painting.

What's under YOUR bed?
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5 comments:

Blair said...

Aww, the painting is beautiful! How cool that your dad painted it. :)

Living in New York means that under bed space is valuable storage for me! I used to have my bed on risers and I kept suitcases and drawers with clothes underneath. Now that I've moved to a place with walk-in closets (it's a dream come true!), all we have underneath our bed is tons and TONS of broken down cardboard boxes.

LoveANewIdea said...

Blair-
My dad made his living as an artist, and this is one of his student painting, which he wasn't very fond of.

I'm envious of your walk-in closets...positively heavenly. Do you keep the boxes for when you move again?

Kelly said...

That painting is so beautiful! Kind of a shame it's under the bed...:)

What is under my bed? Dust bunnies and probably a few long-forgotten toys. And a monster of course.

I still reckon you should use Mr Linky. I signed up to be able to make my own linkies. If you want me to help you make a 4000 questions linky just let me know!

Kelly said...

P.S. I forgot to say, I absolutely love the faux movie camera! Though you'll have to move it when you find your statuette. :)

LoveANewIdea said...

Kelly-
I did have the painting hanging at one point, but the colors are just really not something I use in my house. Not sure what I'll do with it?
Mr. Linky - so far, the 4,000 questions are good, but thanks for the reminder on Mr. Linky - I Googled it to find out more.
On the movie camera, can you believe Home Goods would have SUCH a perfect thing just sitting there waiting for me to find it?!!

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