Friday, March 11, 2011

A Bit of Savor and One More Favor

I love visiting my sister's home, which has a different feel from mine.

The walls are filled with eclectic artwork...

Much of it created by artists they know.

Other stuff can be traced to movie sets her husband designed.

Or travels undertaken.

Nothing is set in black and white here...
well, almost nothing

And every piece works to give her surroundings a unique flavor.

I'm always a bit surprised at how much I like to taste it...

To roll it around on my tongue a little,

Savoring every bit of heat and spice

Until I head home.

PS. Today my youngest son is in Washington DC, participating in what will probably be his last scheduled interview for medical school in this cycle. Any good energy you could send his way would be greatly appreciated!

My thoughts go out to all who are mourning in Japan today.
May the Lord bless them and their country.

16 comments:

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Poor Japan!! :(

karen said...

I know - we were watching the late news last night in horror. The destruction is incredible. Anyone or anything in the path of the water didn't have much of a chance. Luckily it doesn't seem to have affected Hawaii or our West Coast here very much - although we're still on watch!
Your sister's home is just the kind of home I like to visit - so much for the senses!

anitamombanita said...

Love the art work. And love Japan. Hope that their recovery is swift. I was surprised when Tuesday night I saw a facebook message from a friend who lives in Tokyo regarding that 7.2 earthquake. I quickly turned to the news and there was surprised that there was absolutely nothing. But the EQ yesterday was soooo much larger than that! Crazy. My heart goes out to the people there.

Amy said...

What a neatly decorated house! I love all that art work, though I doubt I would ever be brave enough to hang it in my home. :)
Praying for Japan.

Jackie said...

I love that your sister has so much artwork on her walls! It's gorgeous! I haven't heard about japan. What? I don't listen to the news at all.

Grandma Honey said...

Interesting how 2 sisters can have such different taste in decorating. Yet it's easy to appreciate different styles.

yaya said...

Cool paintings and what a modern, fun looking place! I too would love the visit, and then head back to my little house in the water soaked rolling hills. It's so sad about Japan and I do worry for all our Missionaries over there. Many prayers going out to that country.

Darlene said...

When Nikki was in college, she used to have so much fun decorating her apartment. She did a really good job decorating her house too,when she was teaching. Then of course there are the drawings she did when she was in high school which I have on my walls. In other words, I always thought Nikki had a lot of talenet in that direction. When she married Perry though, all that talent was put on the back burner because Perry is so amazingly different with his talent. The thing is though, that Nikki has really come to love the way Perry decorates. She is very happy with what he does, and to tell you the truth, I am too. It is different, but I always like his outcome. Being different is not all that bad. A better word, maybe, is original, and Perry is definitely one of a kind. That is what makes him such a great Production Designer. He is just so artistic and always has so many ideas. His creativity is truly amazing, I think.

As for what's happening in Japan, It makes me so very sad to think of all that destruction. Dick just can't stay away from the T.V. to listen. Dick said it is a triple tragedy, l. the earthquake, 2. the sunami 3. The build up of pressure that could cause a core melt down of the nuclear reactor. I am praying that they will be able to recover. So many dead, so many missing. It may be the single worst tragedy recorded.

I'm so glad that Todd felt he did well with the interview. It is just so hard to wait.

Jess said...

What cool art- I love how eclectic it is, and how it fits together.

Karen Mortensen said...

Good luck to your son. Hope all goes well.

Dixie Mom said...

I spent a good part of the day riveted to the tv watching the coverage in Japan. So sad.
You're right...your sister's taste is completely different than yours! I always admire those who can make those bold colors work. I love it but I'm scared to do it myself.

Donna said...

I love your sister's house! We have a neighbor whose house is much like that...it' so much fun to go there and just sit and absorb! It is very eclectic and makes you feel like part of an artsy group (always an interesting group of people) when you go there.
Good luck to Todd!!!

Lisa Loo said...

I so admire people who can decorate like that! Take seemingly random objects and make them all go together so well--what a lovely gift!

We have been on vacation so haven't heard a lot about Japan but enough to know to pray.

Lisalulu said...

That was a very enjoyable trip around your sister's house! Loved all the diverse artwork! and LOVED your play list... usually I read blogs at work on break of course! and can't hear the music. Today, whilst I catch up on my WEEKS AND WEEKS worth of blog stalking, I listened to your playlist. yummy Thank you. and the destruction in Japn brings me to my knees. So much destruction. So much saddness.

Mari's World said...

That is one truley beautiful house your sister has. I could spend hours mulling over her art. Gorgeous

Bonnie said...

Sending good energy his way!

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