There, and There.

Two new paintings added at Modern Country Interiors Saskatoon on 808 Broadway Ave
“There”, “and There.”
Come check them out! The Saskatoon Fringe is on until August 10th as well!

"And There", 2013, Amy Barrett 16"X16", Oil on canvas, Framed
“And There”, 2013, Amy Barrett 16″X16″, Oil on canvas, Framed
"There,  2013, Amy Barrett 16"X16", Oil on canvas, Framed
“There, 2013, Amy Barrett 16″X16”, Oil on canvas, Framed

Teacup Painting.

I started collecting teacups years ago.
Each of them has a significance: Gifted by someone I love, something I picked up travelling around, or even inherited by someone who passed away.

It’s funny: I don’t drink tea from them. Although I do have romantic ideas about having a tea party someday. They maybe have become too sacred to use at this point.

What do you collect?
Teacup Cabinet Painting By Amy Barrett

Teacup Painting Amy Barrett

maybe there?

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Time & Space.

Does the address really matter?

The location, the square footage, the design, or the details…
or just the feeling?

there are basics to houses like having the rooms that one needs to ‘live’: a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen, a dining room and a living room….

but what makes it a home?

we go beyond to want something that feels safe, comfortable, and structurally sound.
A place to relax in, a place to be creative in, a space to work in, to hang out in, a space to entertain in, an outdoor space, and a place to store and display our things too!

We spend so much time, money, love, in these spaces we call home.

The amount of space we need is dependent on maybe—what we grew up with to expect, or maybe what we think we can afford, or even what we can actually afford, and ultimately timing in our lives.

Making a house/a home is something that can be done to just about anywhere…

Maybe it’s all just a state of mind.

Could i, you, we, be happy there?

I imagine myself, my life, our life, there…. what would be different?

oldie, but goodie.

this painting is about five years old.
It hangs in our front entry…I pass by it several times a day.

Today I stopped and remembered what I was thinking when I painted it, and the moment the image originated.
A windy summer day at Ruby lake…Disposable cameras, dreaming, thinking and falling in love.Me & You
48″x 72″ Oil on canvas
“Me & You”