Friday, January 27, 2012

I think a tiny beach cottage should have lots of art, and Jane is a great example of this. I have become slightly obsessed with trolling for new artists on Etsy who are affordable. (The key word there is affordable. I know the artists are starving but art purchases still rank below feeding my kids.)

I found this little turtle painting, and the artist was selling a small print for under $10! Too darn cute.

Hmmm. I think he needs a name!

This was an original oil painting I found a while back (for under $40- a splurge):

And here is my first Etsy find, I can't resist a cute palette knife painting:

You could outfit an entire cottage with white paint and affordable Etsy art. Which is exactly where I'm headed.

In other news: My demolition man hasn't called me so I don't know if he tore down the shack yet. I am getting antsy. If he scrapes too much dirt and affects the water drainage on my neighbors property I will be in trouble. I did not even think of this until the local contractor mentioned it to me.

Why is it that whenever I have to depend on a man for something important my heart starts pounding like I'm being chased by a serial killer? No lie. Who needs horror movies or roller coasters when you can just ask men to fiddle with your biggest investment while you sit at work, many miles away.

I am not going to worry. Everything is going to be fine. Really, this is probably good for me. The trust issues, the fear, immediately assuming the worst... like the part where he said "Don't you worry Miss Katy" and I wanted to cry but I didn't.

It's gonna be okay.

*heart racing*
Posted by Katy On 12:57 AM 7 comments


  1. It WILL be ok :)

    @ Creatively Living

  2. I love the art work you found. I figure you could demolish that place by yourself if you needed to....but I am sure it won't come to that. Cheers!

  3. I'd imagine the neighbors would be kissing your feet for tearing down such an eyesore and obviously planning to build something fantastic! Also I live by the rule of if I'm paying for it, I'm going to complain loudly and unendingly until it's done right.

  4. It is going to be better than OK! Look at all that fabulous art you found!! When we were remodeling this house, my friends would always say...Keep your eyes on the prize. Great advice.

    And regarding the man who asked about your weekend...follow your gut. You will know what is right when the time comes. And I agree with the other commentors that men are great friends!

  5. girl, you think that demo man wants to deal with you ANGRY? nuh-uh. no way.

    not a chance.

  6. Best of luck with the cottage project. It looks amazing.
    Thanks for posting the print.Glad to know it will have such a great home!


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