Friday, February 22, 2013

The Cool Painting Tom Gave Rob

One of the great things we wake up to each morning is a (reproduction of a) painting that Tom had made for my birthday this past fall. It's the "Dog on Bed," originally done by Andrew Wyeth.
   I've seen that painting before and loved it, and it was a great surprise. Where better to hang a painting of a dog on a bed than in the bedroom?
(Note: the bright area in the middle of it is a reflection of the flash from the camera).
   Learn a little more about the painting in the description below from Andrew Wyeth's website.
 - Rob

Andrew Wyeth Master Bedroom – dog on bed
Master Bedroom depicts a dog lying curled up on a bed in a peaceful afternoon slumber. The sunlight streams through the small window into the dim room and casts shadows on the blanketed bed. The walls are left unadorned. Although there is only the window, the bed and the dog, a cozy, comfortable aura emanates and encompasses the observer. Wyeth uses light and shadows to distinguish the passing of time which seems to highlight the simplicity of a dog’s life. The scene invokes a sense of fantasy and dreaminess in viewers. It is also interesting that Wyeth titled the painting Master Bedroom and depicted the dog at the center of the bed with its head on the pillow. Is the message that we are all masters of our own universe regardless of our species or level of consciousness?

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next