A More Playful Framework
I've been wondering about why it bothers me so much and I think I may have figured out the answer. I have absolutely no emotional connection to it whatsoever. I'm not a huge fan of tea, French or otherwise. I don't think I've ever tried French tea (the few times I've been in France I was way more interested in the wine). The print isn't even from France-I got it at a Hotel Furniture Liquidation store. I only bought it because it was cheap and convenient. And now this convenient art has been hanging there and bugging me for six years.
The favorite wall in our house is the travel wall in our basement. It started with an inexpensive map of the world I bought at Ikea and a few pictures around it from various places we have traveled. Over the years it has grown and grown to its current constellation of pictures...and I can't help but smile every time I walk by.
|Kids art is the best art...|
Meaningful works of art (however you choose to define meaningful...and art) remind us that life is not confined to the mundane moment you might be experiencing at the time. That by seeing that picture of the wall, you remember that there was that one time when you were sitting in a French cafe (and you weren't sipping tea), and that someday you will do that again.
And so even though we might find ourselves in the midst of mundane moments, fill your walls with things that will lift you, not cave in around you. Frame something fun. Hang something memorable. And allow what you see to give you a proper framework on life.