Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunday - not the day or rest (sigh)...

With me leaving next weekend, Ryan and I thought it time to get the place in order for when Taisuke and co. come to stay and then Alia and co. We have been meaning to re hang the curtains, hang new ones in the bathroom and last but not least hang the huge ass painting I purchased on a whim 2 weekends ago. We are forever indebted to our neighbor Kevin who not only donated his time and patience, but also his tools and knowledge. It is sad that Ryan and I are close to special needs when it comes to handy work...

Keving hanging curtains

Kevin hanging the curtains...

Keving hanging painting

Kevin hanging the painting...

Ryan "Helping"

Ryan "helping"...

I really love this piece. It is oil on canvas by an unknown artist. The colors and the aggressive brush strokes remind me a little of Francis Bacon's work - even the two horses have a "melting" quality much like his. When you stand in front of the piece its almost like you get engulfed by it and and can feel the energy of the wind and the animals coming towards you - those of you staying here or visiting will have to come and have a gander!

After all of Kevin's hard work we decided to walk over to Larchmont for the Farmers Market and some late brunch (it was almost 3:30pm by the time we left). The market was closing up, but I did manage to get some Dal and Curry from the nice Indian man for dinner tomorrow and he threw in some mango chutney for free!

Ryan eating

We then went to "Cafe Du Village" - a staple for us. Serge (the owner) was there who I have not seen in quite some time so we chatted a little before and got caught up on all the local gossip (it has been slow!). Ryan ordered the Bree and Apple Sandwich which is fantastic, and I went with scrambled eggs with feta, and a side of Avocado - all was delicious! Much to our delight, Serge came out with a little bag of French cookies for us to take home - yum yum!

French Cafe cookies

Little Pig has a routine when we go to Larchmont where he stops at the magazine rack to get a treat, the book shop and then "The Barking Lot" - Sadly because it was Sunday, the Barking Lot was closed. Little Pig was both heartbroken and confused!

The Barking lot

Ryan has to work tonight so after a quick nap, he was off - but not before realizing that he had purchased an extra deep V neck T-shirt from American Apparel instead of the regular v and therefore was looking rather fruity! I added the chain necklace to heighten it (the headband is something that he has been sporting free willingly lately - I think that he has been watching too much European soccer)!

Ryan and gay shirt

Callie then came over to hang out and we chatted the night away as usual - talking about everything and anything. Little Pig almost peed himself with excitement when she arrived as he has not seen his queen bee in a few months! He then promptly passed out from all the energy he had exhorted!


  1. that painting is amazing. and huge! i like that you don't know who the artist is... i think it lets you appreciate it for what it is rather than putting into some sort of context. nice find :)

  2. you know what else was a nice find? ryan's lilac deep-v...

  3. Ryan's T shirt is a bit of a worry! The painting is AMAZING! Please note that i am ypou first friend on this blog. Yayyyyyy! Will be following yoiur adventures as you go my der. Travel safely. All my love with you as always. Mem xoxooxoxox

  4. Aya!! Fab paintin!! Clio told me you got it, but dang it's cool!! Way big and lotsa motion. Do you think they have another?? ;)