She does not fit into our lounge with its red wall & black frames with maps & pictures.
However, she is perfectly at home upstairs above my shabby chic desk in my room - a calm, peaceful presence that I rather like.
Perhaps it is her elegant features & the calming colours that is so pleasing?
I always have great difficulty deciding on pictures to hang at home because I like them to be things that are personal & individual & would rather live with a blank wall than with something that I am not happy with ...
I recently got quite excited at finding a vintage gold frame - truly stunning frame but when I got it home, I found it would swamp my lady.
However, getting her downstairs spurred me into action & I decided to take her to a local framer that has done several others of ours at maws-gallery.
After some deliberation & testing many coloured mounts & frames against it, I decided against a gold frame. Instead, I decided on an almost vintage chic one which will be perfectly at home in my calm cream bedroom.
As much as reason said she should be in a traditional black or brown frame, it did not look right & since she is entirely mine, I went with what I liked most; selfish pleasure because she is tucked away upstairs, away from visitors ...
So at last, after several years, my lady is properly framed & elegant once more.
She is back where she belongs above my desk & I think she looks like she is 'home'
Thanks for sharing this journey with me, always pleased to read your comments & to return the visits to your inspirational blogs.