10.20.2009

A Venetian Party

Halloween needn't be a cheesy affair.  Although, surely, that isn't without its own merits...

As I've been spending my time fabricating dripping skin and formulating ways to mimic Meryl Streep's rotating head from her character in Death Becomes Her (my costume this year, ha!), I found myself in need of a more...elegant escape.  I love Venice, in all its maze-like glory, and have been seriously infatuated with this photograph from Venice, A Personal View by Andrea Baldeck:


Halloween is coming  up soon— if you don't have a costume, look no farther, get yourself to a dance store, and buy up their stock of tulle! I almost regret not doing this myself.  Although, maybe that's why people have early parties...

In any case, this photo, and a generally Venetian mood, was my latest inspiration for a light-hearted piece I painted- a beat up former record cabinet that is now... a liquor cabinet.  Everyone needs a pretty place to keep their booze for the holiday season, right?





Especially one that opens up to metallics! (I have to laugh. It's almost comical how attached I am to these metallics...) I love the glimmer of beautiful liquor bottles, why aren't the interiors of liquor cabinets usually more adorned? They spend so much time open, after all...




Above, by Andrea Baldeck, from Venice: A Personal View




7 comments:

little augury said...

did Erte paint furniture? If so, this would have been it. Great fun post-can not wait to see your head spin. la

Lauren said...

I have no idea if he did, but I will take that as a grand compliment!

kpeach said...

so cool and creepy-v eyes wide shut. love it xx

Tights Lover said...

I like your costume idea. I love the cabinet....especially The Glenlivet :-).

Lauren said...

Tights Lover- Glenlivet, yes! Of course I'd have scotch in the cabinet! Especially for fall.

Lush said...

the cabinet is gorgeous…and i couldn't help but notice the elderflower liqueur – my go-to cordial.

liquor cabinet said...

Love this gorgeous cabinet! great!

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