Really. Again?! #@%&%#$#&!
Why does the simple act of updating your computer operating software typically lead to more issues, anxiety and frustration?
Printer not recognized. Extension not compatible. Program needs 64 bit processor upgrade . . .
It’s always something.
A 10 minute update becomes a full day of trouble shooting!
I must confess that with a lot of sweet talk and pleading, it actually became a full day of trouble shooting for my husband.
You see, aside from the basics, it’s all Greek to me!
Typically setback situations like this have me reaching for the closest hidden stash of dark chocolate. But because I am trying eat more healthy these days I found myself seeking comfort elsewhere.
(Ok, who am I kidding? Yes, I ate the chocolate! But I did both.)
As crazy as it sounds, I have recently and inadvertently created a space in the house that instantly starts to calm me down. And it all has to do with a vacation photo I printed, framed and hung on my wall.
It is a photo of a single olive tree on the Greek Island of Crete.
It was taken many years ago on what was the most adventurous and carefree day of my life.
It is oversized and greets me every morning when I walk out of my bedroom or as I walk along the hallway to my home office. I can’t miss it!
To others, it probably means nothing. Just an extremely well framed photo by a very talented, modest, and possibly chocolate obsessed picture framer, right? lol
But to me it is more personal.
Whenever I take a few minutes and really look at it, I am transcended. Instantaneously I take a deep breath and begin to relax.
I had the photo printed on artist quality watercolour paper. And I chose to surrounded it with wider mats (5 3/4 inch top, 5 inch sides and 9 inch on the bottom) to amplify that same feeling of limitlessness and calm I felt that day in Greece.
And I used my current favourite two tone black sloped frame.
I am always amazed how the right piece of art has the power to transport us, if only for a moment.
Do you have that kind of artwork in your home?
In a way, it’s all Greek to me!
About Karen – A creative business owner who specializes in framing unusual items. When not transforming objects into framed masterpieces for clients, she indulges her sweet tooth with all things dark chocolate and unwinds with a good biography and a cappuccino.