THE GOOD: Omar painted all weekend and now my office definitely represents the new 2015 me. Sleek, contemporary…not too hot, not too cold, just right. Oh wait, there are just a few jarring notes—unsleek, old clunky things. That would be…the office chairs…and the 2014 me. But the face lift, tummy tuck and ear hair removal will fix all of that before the end of the year.
Seriously, this black and gray idea of mine was brilliant. My maps and calendar and a new piece of N4th art will go up, marring the present pristine look of it all…but I’m sure enough of the sleek contemporaneity will remain to properly launch 2015.
THE BAD AND THE NEARLY (ALMOST COMPLETELY) UGLY: The photo of a perfect book-lovers Christmas tree was posted on Facebook. I was enchanted. Not only do I love books and not want to put up a big real tree, but I was thinking of moving my crime novel bookcase out to the newly tarted up back porch/laundry room. So, I said to myself, I’ll create a tree from the books, get the bookcase into its new location, buy ten bucks worth of lights and feel all creative and celebratory. Bad idea.
Let me be the first to share the news. The Facebook picture lies. Either a very clever crafty-ish person made that book tree or it’s photoshopped by an evil elf.
Here is the actual authentic story of the making of a book tree for Christmas. Maybe the fact I am not a Christian OR that New Year’s is my favorite holiday, not Christmas, OR that I’m extraordinarily clumsy when it comes to making or assembling anything has jinxed my well-meaning efforts.
SEE FOR YOURSELF.