Look what came in the mail! One of Dee Mallon's beautiful houses. I had forgotten to expect it, so it burst upon me most delightfully. I love the way the house moves in and out of its background, its bent, organic shape that reminds me of mushrooms, and the way the celestial orb (sun or moon?) tries to escape the frame. I also love how the rusty washer that serves as a hanger echos that orb. It feels great to touch and having something to touch brings Dee and everyone wafting about in the interwebs closer somehow, which is gratifying.
I was wondering where to put it in our house...we don't have too many small, intimate wall spaces that would do it justice. As I wandered about with it in my hand, my eye fell upon the little wicker rocker from the twenties that belonged to Mike's mom (we have pictures of her as a baby sitting in it) in its corner by the fireplace. I have been thinking that it needed something to liven it up and when I put the collage on it that was the spark. The color, the texture of the wicker and the scale of the scene all clicked for me, and I think they frame the textile in a suitably domestic way. Thank you Dee!