After 2 whole years it finally feels like #myoldkentuckyhome ❤️ ..... we gutted the whole kitchen, reconfiguring/relocating everything, running plumbing to new location of a our brand new custom kitchen island which is soon to have an apron of #bourbonbarrel stave tiles installed by #yourstruly (inspired by my amazing clients @bourbonbarrelfoods ❤️) AND #wehavewater !! 🙌💦🙌 .
After 8 hours (11pm - 7am non-stop) I was able to install our #gallerywall that I created while I was pregnant with Ian 11 years ago .... it still feels timeless as ever with the gorgeous #karlblossfeldt prints we installed in the collection of wooden frames my husband curated himself. ❤️ There’s still a few cosmetic tweaks here and there, still painting all that crazy trim, finishing up bottom cabinets, paint the kitchen floor but for now we can officially move in permanently with my new sink .... and yes, I’m ga ga over my #myfirstloadofdishes : @jonathanadler #jonathanadler dots, @crockett #crockett @merlehaggardofficial #mamatried mug, our @potterybarn #bongoware #weddingsettings from 20 years ago that are #imports from #japan, and all the gorgeous pottery I recently gifted to my husband for our #25thanniversary - his favorite #kentucky #artists : #stonefencepottery who are #kentuckyproud artist #gustavewolff and #carstenbarchmann a 7th generation #masterceramicist from #germany . .
Yes, it’s ‘somewhat’ true as the saying goes “One should invest in experiences not things.” But, quality material things will deepen your ‘experience’ with existential profundity in its #craftmanship that reflects #thecreator .... it is the inextricable opportunity of #art and the #artist . Hence, humbly #iamanartist and a #loverofart ❤️ And yes, this is why this humble burlap #kentuckypillow a Christmas present to me handcrafted by my very good friend Samantha Jean of @mococolex means so much to me .... because it inspires my family to “Grow!!” ❤️