Thursday, January 10, 2008

Stenciled ants


The rain has finally forced the ants inside the kitchen to look for honey. This is my favorite stenciled graffiti in Berkeley. The gorgeous Sticker City - Paper Graffiti Art by Claudia Walde has me thinking about graffiti stickers for the home: a little bird with a message ribbon in its mouth would appear next to someone's bed, a trompe l'oeil grocery list and love note inside a desk drawer, the Borrowers or the Littles hiding at the back of a shelf, a mouse dressed in a hat and apron in the kitchen cabinet, Vanessa Bell illustrations inside the frig, time machine controls on the washer and dryer.

7 comments:

Karen said...

Oh, neat, neat, neat. Yes! The fact of allowing ourselves to draw on the walls in our home. It is a very liberating practice on many levels, for many reasons. Thank you!

tina said...

I am all about the personalization of the casa walls! Actually, I'm getting ready to add some brightly colored elements throughout the house in a fabulous bluey purple. Just to spread the color around an little and, well, just because.

penelope said...

wait a sec...i think those ants came to my kitchen after they ransacked your honey. a resounding yes to house graffiti!! i've always wanted to hide the messages from fortune cookies in different places.

Cristina said...

Clocks or Overmantels?

Katie said...

Love the stenciled graffiti

Kyle Kunnecke said...

I love these little ants... I like the idea of unexpected images in the home - like the bird with the note... sometimes, when I get ready in the morning, I leave "graffiti" written into the steam of the shower door or the mirror - I don't know if my lover sees it or not, but those secret love notes are there - sort of like secret blessings for the day...

hyacinthgirl said...

I picture little ants riddling across saying, "Done. Not done. Done. Not done." like "Once Upon a Future King."

But, despite all the worries of the ants, this makes me happy.

A pillow, please.

And photos of said pillow.

You will be my hero.