So, about a month ago, Eric Williams was kind enough to send me a print of the cover art for Carousel Sun. I took it to Framemakers to be framed — and it came back into my possession on Friday.
It looks nice. Really nice.
But here’s the thing — I long ago ran out of space to hang paintings. In fact, the cover art for Carousel Tides (also created by Eric) is kinda of hanging — well, see for yourselves:
…yeah, it’s a little crowded. Clearly, no room to hang the sister painting there, right? Also? Not only is there going to be a third Carousel cover, which I also hope to acquire, frame and hang, the cover art for Necessity’s Child, which was removed from the living room wall by order of the cats so there was room for their new, primo, cat tree? Has never been re-hung, so I — you see where this is going, right?
Because, so I said to Steve, there’s plenty of room to hang pictures over my desk. All I have to do is shift some things around.
For your information, this is what the wall over my desk looks like:
Because, I said to Steve, there’s room over the Narbonic strip for all those little things.
Here’s the Narbonic strip. Imagine about 18 inches between the top of the frame and the ceiling:
So, here’s what I want to hang on the wall over my desk:
. . .plus, I want to keep the Red Birds, and Kevin Dyer’s tree, and I have to leave room for the third Carousel picture.
No problem, right?
No, really — you can laugh; it’s fine. If this show wasn’t low-budget, I’d cue the laugh-track myself.
And the bitter irony is? That Steve, who has very fine spatial understanding, and who very well knows that this whole project can only end in tears, will get pulled into it against his better judgement and wind up making it work.
As he has done, many, many times before.
. . .I’m thinking I’d better make a pre-emptive Devil’s food cake. What d’y’all think?