Friday, May 22, 2009

New Art for the Atomic House!

This is not my house - though I wish it were! Just a nice image to pop up in Followers' Readers!

via Flickr here

Oh, I've been waiting to do this post for a looooong time! A month or so ago, I came across the Flickr photostream of Veronica Diago and promptly fell in love with her images. She started a blog (Veronica Diago), which I follow avidly, and we've become blog buddies. It was her idea, sparked by a comment I made, to start the Paint Chip Fun Project. This is the third week of that project, and I've been sidetracked by other stuff going on, so I didn't get my piece done this week. Check out her blog for her new paint chip piece and some others she found on Flickr and wanted to showcase.

After waiting what seemed a very long time, her Etsy shop was opened! You can find all her art for sale here, and soon she will be offering prints. She is having a sale of 25% off her works through May 27 - that's only 5 more days, so hurry!

Well, today, I became the very proud owner of an original Veronica Diago!
This is what I got in the daughters were having a hard time understanding why I was squealing with happiness.

Carefully opening....oooh, it's very safely packed!

Here is a very hurried, therefore very blurried, shot of my dining room wall where I've been planning to hang a bunch of new art.

And here it is - MY "Gotham City"!!!
Just out of the box

And hanging on the wall. It's very difficult for me to get a good photo in my dining room because of very poor lighting.

A wide shot of the dining room to give you a better idea of what I'm going for. Soon, I will have an original Ebbo piece, and four Derek Yaniger prints I'm having framed. Now, I'm really wanting an original Tommy Kovac, Anthony S. (Pop Circus), and Jem 'n Tonic! Then, my art wall will be complete! (Oh, and I need matching chairs.)


  1. Oh My God !!!!!!!!!!!!!! You almost made me cry !!!!!!!!! My baby hanging in it's new home, where I know it's been loved and cared for. Thank you, thank you, thanky you Lisa for such a wonderful post and for buying my piece. It looks beautiful under Californian light !!!! Enjoy it and thanks for the add!

    Huge hugs,


  2. How gorgeous, the art by Veronica and your dining room. It goes perfectly in there, looks like it was made for your room.

    And OMG, the size of your dining room has made me very envious... {I'm drooling}


  3. Lisa: I love your blog and your home. You have a beautiful blog. I love your style. I have just discovered Ms. Diago myself and look forward to getting an original. -- Mykal

  4. I had no idea that you were actively collecting so much original artwork! "Mortgage payment?What's THAT?!" Hee-hee!
    Your Diago piece is fantastic! Color me envious! I can't wait to see it in person...
    And I'm anxious to see your commissioned Ebbo piece, when you get it.

  5. How fantastically fun, cheerful and period-appropriate!

    Many happy congrats on your new piece of art, it really looks terrific in your house.

    Have a super wonderful weekend!
    ♥ Jessica

  6. A nice piece of art. And I would love to have the living room at the top!

  7. I really dig the art - evokes a very retro vibe without being heavy handed with its "retro-ness".

    Love your blog too!

  8. Love your new wall art!
    Veronica has some wonderful art indeed!
    Thanks so much for all your thoughts and prayers on my medical procedure.It really meant alot to me.

  9. That is a new take on Gotham City. I don't know why that photograph at the top appeals to me, probably because I want to be in it and see what it's like.

  10. I love Veronica's work! I'm so envious...

    Oh, and I like the way you captured the reflection of that groovy clock in the mirror. Clever girl!

  11. Wow! The art and your room both look so cool. Very awesome. I hope your week has started off well. Cheers!

  12. great room! i love the wood wall. and the painting looks fabulous on it!

  13. Ooh! I love your blog! The art looks great too. I'm definitely going to spend some time reading the older posts!

    Thanks for the birthday wishes, too! I think I'll start counting backwards next year though. lol

  14. Beautiful picture, beautiful blog! Just my cup of atomic tea! :)

  15. Thanks for recently becoming a follower of my blog! I'm glad i found yours! I love looking at peoples houses and interiors... i have a major pre-occupation with decorating, DIY and Art work! Fantastic blog :) xxxx