I may or may not have gone off the deep end with this one. Increasingly, I’ve found myself drawn to far more rustic pieces and elements than I have been in the past. Giant Longhorns, natural textures and wood tones, even manly pillows. Yes, that’s almost an oxymoron. Heck, I’ve even got a rusted saw I’m trying to find a home for. So it kind of makes sense this happened:
Done gone and framed a cute little cow. Then said that in my most Montana voice.
It all started when the boys and I went to Handy Sammy’s work on Easter to help feed the animals. He had us a ‘baby animals.’ What can I say, I’m a sucker for anything tiny. This cute little calf, Button, had the three of us cooing. Using my phone, I snapped a few photos of her and then we went home. Both boys asked to see the pictures several times that night, which got me thinking. This photo was so cute, why not get it blown up and framed?
I mean, how can you resist that little face? And the speckled nose?! Gah, too stinking cute. I emailed the photo to myself and opened it in Photoshop to resize and set to black and white. While out running errands, I stopped in FedEx Office to have a large format printed for $2.50.
Back at home, I took out a frame (the glass broke when we moved) and used double-sided tape to stick this to the back of the foam. Originally, I intended for it to hang at the bottom of the stairs near the garage door.
On a whim, I set it on the entry console. And I’m surprised by how happy it makes everyone to be greeted by a cute little critter.
Everyone in the house, Ben, the boys, and Handy Sammy, got a kick out of it and smiled. Mission accomplished. I know I just hung my Painting Well landscape, but this is a happy little change.
So what do you think? Leave it at the entry, or put it at the bottom of the stairs?
Would you like an adorable little face watching you come and go? It seems to lighten the mood and turn frowns upside down.