Taking a minute to ponder the walls


When I arrived in Sarasota, I only brought a small truckload of things that I wanted to start the next chapter of life.

Having to haul my belongings 2,000 miles, made me very choosy. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a sofa to sit on, but what I did bring was lots of art. Black and white photography has always had a gravitational pull on me. I have stacks of it. I also have a few of those blurry stretched canvases that either look like a sea scene or a paint spill depending on your appreciation of modern art.

My new nest has 12-foot ceilings, so I thought surely all my frames would find their way onto a wall. For days, I walked into each room carrying a beloved picture and holding it up on the wall to see how it would look. I didn’t even bother to put a nail into the plaster; they all looked puny.

While I love the look of several pictures clustered together, sometimes you gotta go big.

My new favorite thing is a clock that I found online called the Upton Clock by Cooper Classics.

The open design makes it appear sculptural.

It’s a whopping 45 inches ‘round, so it is a tad smaller than Big Ben.

This baby can rock out a wall.

Plus, it also makes it really hard to not know that I am running late.

Amy Archer

Amy Archer is owner of Sarasota-based Creating Inspired Design and writes the Barefooted Designer blog. She can be reached by email.
Last modified: December 3, 2015
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