After the fan re-do, I had my dresser back. I was thrilled to be able to create symmetry again on it's cherry surface, without the unsightly tower fan throwing my chi off. Really... it was thrown off. Anyhoo, I found the need for something on the wall behind where the tower fan once sat. I thought I could find an artist on etsy or ebay that had some original work at a good price. Good grief.
Admittedly, I don't have much of an eye for abstract art. I took Art 101 in college and can appreciate art in the general sense. But even during my one whole semester of Art class, I never 'got' abstract art. I didn't understand the symbolism, the color choice, the use of light and dark... I didn't get it then and I still don't. So when I saw the prices that these unknown artists wanted for their pieces, I was floored. Really? REALLY? There were small pieces on ebay that were more than a car payment. Wow. I'm a thrifty crafty girl. Since I'm not artistic myself, I turned to the hubster.
I knew what colors I wanted on the wall and I knew I wanted an abstract... hey, just because I don't get it doesn't mean I don't like it. So I gave Dave some paints, a canvas, an idea, and artistic license. I spent less than $15 for all the supplies, and I love what he came up with: