I believe in function over form; everything in my house is there because it works well, provides comfort, or is a tool I enjoy using. I don’t suffer things that don’t work. If they fail and they’re new they go back to the store; if they’re old they get donated. In the picture above is my wonderful black leather recliner that is so comfortable on my back and my odd-colored leather sofa that also reclines.
The shoes are another story. They squeak and are uncomfortable. I arranged with Zappos to return them but I couldn’t find another pair anywhere that fit as well. I’m afraid it’s my feet, not the shoes, that are not as useful tools as they once were. I can’t send them back or recycle them though, so I’m doing exercises to make them stronger and more flexible instead.
I sketched this view of the TV and unattractive antennas (that work very well) sitting on the recliner in the first picture. I was feeling nauseous after taking a bunch of vitamins to try to fight a cold and so sat down and watched a painting video while sketching.
More good tools: With the $19 antenna from Radio Shack I am able to get all the network and public broadcasting HD channels for free. I love not paying for cable and just using a TiVo to record the few shows I like and watching them without commercials.
I scheduled this ahead to post while I’m at the workshop in case I get homesick and want to see my kitties or my house. I think that will be highly unlikely though as I’ll be painting and learning like crazy.