I'm still working on my next batch of Dragon Con photos, so for now - since I'm suuuper happy with it - check out my new office art wall!
I finished that center section not long before DC; it used to have just one large poster in it. But, as you can see, I'm more of a fan of the "cram as much art in as humanly possible" design aesthetic.
And now that I've finished that wall, I think I can finally - after just four short years! - call my office "done."
You know, until I start rearranging stuff again. :D
(I just did a quick count, and I have around 65 pieces of art in this room, not counting family photos on my desk. ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED.)
If you ever need to hang a bunch of frames like this, I highly recommend using paper templates & painter's tape to test out the arrangement first, like so:
(Please excuse the crappy cellphone pic!)
I spent a good 20 minutes re-arranging, but this way saves your walls from excessive nail holes.
And of course I have art hanging on the interior sides, too:
I switch the side ones out pretty often; in fact, I've already swapped some since I took this!
It's all a mix of Epbot fan art/gifts and convention purchases, and every single one makes me ridiculously happy.
In fact, I combined this watercolor Octo-girl with a metal seahorse from a fan:
I did it to make up the extra room in a square frame I already had, but I think it gives it a nice assemblage art feel this way.
Random cubby with more art & reader gifts:
knit crocheted [sorry!!] Epbot from Renee (of the resin rose petals fame) is one of my most prized possessions:
The Epbot Mickey Vinylmation is also from a fan.
(If I sound spoiled, it's because I am. You people did this to me!)
To the side of the penny desk is a tiny closet with a sliding pocket door. I used to store formal dresses in there, but now it's filled with convention costumes. I call that "a life moving in the right direction." :D
And yes, of COURSE I have art on the door. John built it to have clearance so the frames would fit through.
There's more on these closet doors, too:
I'm pretty sure Lily hasn't moved from her box since my last office post.
And since I'm doing the 360 thing, here's a reminder of what the other side looks like:
The wide-angle lens makes my office look downright spacious, but it's actually a cozy 10X10. I like it small, though; feels like a rainbow colored cockpit. On work days John sits on a big exercise ball under the right window with his laptop, and the cats sleep on the desk to my left. Like I said, cozy!
Ok, Dragon Con is calling my name again, so stay tuned for another batch of cosplay pics, coming up next!