Sunday, January 11, 2009
My bedroom wall adorned
In my profile pic, you can kind of see something on the wall behind me. It was a very colourful picture of parrots. It did not fit in with decor of my room really, and I think it was what was left over after most pictures found their place when we moved into the highrise.
I saw this replacement at the market at Docklands, ummed and ahhed about but when I returned a week later to buy it, the stall was not there. I returned two weeks later and the stall was not there. I took it as an omen that I wasn't meant to have it gracing my bedroom wall.
Then last week at the St Kilda Night Market, I spied her and her stall. I consulted with R, our friend from Japan and the ambo driver. They seemed to like it, so I bought it for $40. Big spender hey.
I think it is fired enamel on tin. The tin is very thin. I have decided it needs a little friend to the right to balance it in the room, so at some point, it will be back to the market. If you think it looks balanced, and it kind of does in the photo, you are not seeing the whole room in context. It really does need something else.
I did clean off any suspicious marks on the wall before hanging it.
You can damn it with faint praise if you wish, but matters not. I like my gecko crawling up the wall. Hope it is secure. If it falls, it may well slice my neck open while I am sleeping.