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What is hanging on your walls?

Asked by AshLeigh (13469 points ) April 16th, 2012

I have an entire collage of random things hanging on my bedroom wall. Really not looking forward to taking this down when we move this summer!

So, this made me wonder… What’s on your wall?

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FutureMemory's avatar

Old AAA road maps from like the 1930’s.

Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

School pictures of my children behind my head. “The Straw Hat”, 1930 and “Dormeuse”, 1932(?) both by Tamara De’ Lempicka on the other wall. Top two prints after link.

In my kitchen I have an over-sized wall of fame cork-board dedicated to whatever school work or doodles my children are proud of.

likipie's avatar

A Jim Morrison poster, a Pink Floyd poster, a Led Zeppelin poster, some of my artwork, hooks to hang my jewelry that I make on, pictures of my friends, shelves full of knick knacks, a poster of the making of the Eiffel Tower, a picture of Bob Dylan that my art teacher drew for me before I left school earlier this year, sheer black curtains in the middle of the wall (long story, don’t ask). I guess you could say my walls are cluttered!! But I love it, it shows my character perfectly. Oh, and a collage of music groups from the late 60’s and early 70’s that I made for L.A. last year. I think that’s it!

likipie's avatar

Oh, and a bookshelf packed full of books and sketch books.

Adagio's avatar

My bedroom wall is also covered with various items: large canvas photographs, framed artwork done by artist friends, a photo board, 4 large gold capital letters that spell LOVE (not something I would have bought myself but given to me by my daughter and her partner so very special), a long vertically situated rectangular blackboard, some artwork done by my daughter when she was in primary school, 2 framed photographs of my daughter when she was a child, a pottery fan made by a neighbour, a photograph of my mother’s parents taken at the beach when they were in their early 20s, a long bamboo flute given to me by a fire-eater 33 years ago, a couple of patchwork wallhangings made by my mother, 9 small silk butterflies in various colours dotted around the walls, a pair of gorgeous cotton drawstring pants given to me several years ago and immediately pinned on my wall, a small Modigliani print of one of his lovely longnecked models, and various other framed prints My little grandson’s hand and foot prints given to me for my birthday about four years ago, lots of other things I fail to recall right now.

lillycoyote's avatar

Original art. Not by anyone famous, not by a long shot, but I would rather have the handful of pieces of original art, photographs, lithographs, etchings, pen and ink drawings, water colors, etc. that I have managed to have been given, stumble upon, snatch up, collect, procure, purchase or otherwise aquire in some way, over the course of all these many years, things that I like, than any mass-produced prints. But that is just me. Trust me, my “collection” is minimal and by no means includes anyone famous or noteworthy at all, but I prefer it to reproductions and prints.

Aethelflaed's avatar

New, fresh, red delicious paint. (Really, it’s an entire week old). So, not much, except some poster from Urban Outfitters, and my new poster that says “It’s my body, it’s my p***y, get over it, you patriarchal f^^^-head woman-hater” (but without the bleeps).

ucme's avatar

10 green bottles.

lillycoyote's avatar

@ucme 10 green bottles on the wall… well, there you are, 10 green bottles… I don’t know what to make of that. And should I really make anything of that at all? Do I have any business making anything of that? Should I simply accept and acknowledge that @ucme has 10 green bottles on his wall? Should I even want or try to understand what it might mean that @ucme has 10 green bottles on his wall? Does it mean something to him? Should it mean something to me?

I have pondered and pondered and pondered this and, in the end I have decided I just don’t give a shit; I just don’t give a rat’s ass. Bottles on his wall? Should I even want or try to understand what it might mean that @ucme has 10 green bottles on his wall? I don’t think so… not at all. @ucme has 10 green bottles on his wall. That is the way it is. End of story. I just don’t really care if @ucme has 10 green bottles on his wall. That is entirely his business, not mine.

FluffyChicken's avatar

A fire extinguisher, my astrological chart that my mom painted, some pictures of friends and family, an octopus my brother drew, a butterfly that I drew, and lots of dangly shit, so it’s very noisy when I drive(van dweller). I used to have a poster of the garden of earthly delights on my ceiling, but it fell down and got trampled.

DominicX's avatar

I have several framed B&W photos I took in middle school, a map of Manhattan, a posted for Wicked signed by Patty Duke, pictures of cats, and various smaller things, including some Native American stuff that was my grandmother’s. There’s no one theme—it’s quite the mix. But everything has some kind of significance to me and my room is the best decorated out of my roommates, if I do say so myself :)

ucme's avatar

@lillycoyote There you go, better to let it out than bottle it all up inside.

FutureMemory's avatar

@ucme May I suggest you start locking your doors at night…

ucme's avatar

@FutureMemory Of course you may, maybe the windows too.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Two paintings and a calendar. The paintings are a Van Gogh and an English cottage garden. The calendar is an Audubon. Sorry, boring.

syz's avatar

Mostly wildlife art. I have a limited edition jaguar print by Charles Frace (who I met at a fundraiser), a charcoal original of a collage of big cats done by a friend of mine that worked at the NC zoo, a watercolor original of a serval that I bought from a wildlife rehabilitator, a print of two domestic felines that I bought in a little shop across from the Louvre, a wood block print of a black leopard that was bought for me in Tokyo, a limited edition print of cheetahs that I bought from the artist at the Charleston wildlife art show, a print of African elephants signed for me by the artist, Jim Fowler’s wife (from Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom), a limited edition Siberian tiger print, and some raptor photography of my own. Plus a bunch of prints (horses and birds, mostly).

I don’t have any wall space left. I have stuff in the closet that I have no room for.

Jeruba's avatar

In my room, two Monet prints, one large and one small, an art calendar with Pre-Raphaelite paintings, and this engraving of a Rembrandt etching. There’s also a small framed award for first place in a writing contest.

Much of the wall decor throughout the house is mine, and it’s mostly a mix of original art and framed prints.

Leanne1986's avatar

I have a few framed posters of Barbra Streisand and Cher, a Kat Von D poster, some framed portraits of dogs and a portrait of some cows my family used to own, a couple of framed pictures of lighthouses, a poster of a Lippizzaner horse and some photos my boyfriend took of Scotland.

Plucky's avatar

May I suggest we lock @ucme up at night…

Bent's avatar

I have a Liverpool FC flag on my bedroom wall – dangerous thing, being a Liverpool fan and living in a Manchester United zone

Coloma's avatar

I love all sorts of art and have an eclectic house.
Living room has a huge acrylic modern/abstract painting with an oceanic theme, with varying shades of blues, greens, golds, of undulating waves.
It hangs on a bronze metallic wall.
I also have 3 carved panels with black backgrounds and palm leaf etchings, an oval Bombay mirror and a graphite drawing of my chinese goose “Marwyn” framed in black with rattan matting and the chinese characters for “goose” embossed in the picture.

It is flanked by two carved asian design panels on another metallic bronze wall I painted last year.
I have a metal sculpture of tropical leaves hanging above my couch.

My bedroom is retro in blues, greens and yellows with abstract metal wall hangings and another painting of my goose my daughter did a few years ago. She is working on another painting for me with all the colors of my bedroom, but, by the time she completes it I may be dead. lol

ucme's avatar

Well you can if you wish @Plucky it will fail though.
@Bent Not just dangerous, humiliating too.

Plucky's avatar

Lol @Coloma I read that as “an elastic house” at first.

On our walls, we have wooden masks (mainly African in origin), some nature and wildlife art/photography, some shelves with ornaments and photo frames on them, a giant heavy clay sun, some photo frames, magnetic spice rack (in the kitchen) and a calendar. Oh, and cat hair (that crap is everywhere).

Coloma's avatar

@Plucky haha…I LOVE african masks! Yep, same here, cat hair everywhere with the weather warming up.

Adagio's avatar

… I forgot to mention a Matisse calendar given to me last Christmas by my brother who lives in the US

lillycoyote's avatar

@ucme I honestly don’t know what’s wrong with me sometimes. Sometimes I think I must have some kind of, as of yet, undocumented and undiagnosed form of Tourette’s Syndrome, where I go off on rants that I seem to have no control over. At least I know you can take it, if I do go on a rant.

ucme's avatar

my darling @lillycoyote I took it as I always do, with a pinch of salt, you rant away whenever you want to m’dear. Although it seems @Plucky took it a little too seriously, still…..never mind eh?

lillycoyote's avatar

My darling @ucme, all that really counts is what you think. You already know I’m a little bit nuts. It might just take @Plucky a while to figure that out and come to terms with it, then we’ll be good too.

ucme's avatar

Maybe you & I shall have a meeting next month, “here we go gathering nuts in may”

Plucky's avatar

@ucme and @lillycoyote Lol no, I was actually joking with you both :P
I knew I should have said it was a joke but I figured you’d get it. I even took out the “tee hee” part I typed out in the first place… Pffft, that’s it, I quit (I say that with a grin on my face).

ucme's avatar

Bugger whispering….... @Plucky there you go then, never underestimate the descriptive prowess of a well placed tee-hee, here endeth the lesson.

lillycoyote's avatar

Damn, it took me so long to figure out that @ucme was pretty much just messing with my head most of the time and to not take it so seriously and now @Plucky is going at me and I have to figure that one out too.

Stop messing with my head people! There’s not much left of it as there is and what does remain, well, I have to do my best to protect it.

Edit: LOL. I think it’s time for me to go. This is what happens when I stay on Fluther when I should have gone to bed hours ago. Sweet dreams everyone. .

Plucky's avatar

Lol @lillycoyote ..you love it! Good night :)

Jeruba's avatar

Does anyopne ever actually say “tee-hee”? I must know.

Plucky's avatar

@Jeruba ..I think some do actually say it but not until the internet made it so.

Jeruba's avatar

It’s been around in comic book dialogue for more than 50 years. I think Daisy Duck says (said) it, and probably also Minnie Mouse and all their little nieces. I can’t remember ever hearing a real person say it aloud.

Plucky's avatar

I mean, I think saying the term aloud comes from chatting on the internet. Sort of like when people say “lol” or “omg” aloud. Maybe it’s like when people began saying “hardy har har”, to be sarcastic, instead of actually laughing.

Jeruba's avatar

Well, and I was suggesting that before the Internet, there were other things that kids (and other people) read constantly and that might have influenced their speech. So it could have come up before now. But has it?

Wasn’t there a TV character who started people saying “hardy har har” in a sarcastic way?

Sorry, @AshLeigh, we’re way off topic. I was just curious.

So I’ll add that I also have a skinny bulletin board. It’s a strip of corkboard on a metal backing that’s about 3 feet long and one inch wide and that I just post small notes on such as my son’s current address and reminder cards for upcoming appointments.

AshLeigh's avatar

It’s cool. I like going off topic. :)

lillycoyote's avatar

@Plucky, @ucme is a force of nature; a force that cannot be contained, or even manipulated or directed, or even influenced or persuaded possibly, in any way, let alone locked up at night.

Plucky's avatar

Oh I thought of something else on my wall. It isn’t really hanging but more like stuck up there. We have a vaulted ceiling above the front entrance/hallway. The house was brand new when we moved in. There is this white dusty partial hand print up where we can’t possibly reach – I’ve tried with a broom, mop, vacuum extensions and a fan. I believe it’s from one of the builders (like a drywall dust print or that white ceiling stuff). It consists of 3 fingers and part of the palm. I don’t think we’ll ever get rid of it unless we purchase a really tall ladder some day.

likipie's avatar

@Plucky The hand print thing is pretty cool actually. I mean, it could stay there forever then whoever’s hand print it is could always be remembered. I like it :D

ucme's avatar

9 green bottles now…..

Plucky's avatar

@ucme Ok, I confess…I broke it.

Jeruba's avatar

…If one of those bottles should happen to fall…

Dutchess_III's avatar

Eclectic stuff.

AngryWhiteMale's avatar

A diverse range of art. One wall has a few masks (no unifying theme or region). One wall has a batik painting from Malaysia. Mexican art on another wall. I come from a family of artists, so a lot of paintings/artwork done by relatives are on the remaining walls and in nooks and crannies.

Mama_Cakes's avatar

Nudes, original art, art prints, a saxophone from the 1920’s, a framed Madame Butterfly album cover, and antique light-up advertising sign (1960’s ice cream sign), an antique light-up Malboro Man advertising sign, old black and white photo of my Mom, a shelf with antiques on it, and a weathered wood shelf which holds an old mason jar (used as a vase).

FutureMemory's avatar

@Mama_Cakes Light up? You mean neon?

You Canadians :)

Dutchess_III's avatar

@FutureMemory..I’m thinking more like plastic with light bulbs behind it?

this_velvet_glove's avatar

Posters of: Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Amy Lee, My Chemical Romance, Pulp Fiction (it’s one of my favorite movies, actually).
And lots of other stuff. Pictures, collages, drawings…

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