But just because life isn't normal doesn't mean life doesn't go on. In between attending rallies and political gatherings, educating others, writing to our Members of Congress, mourning the direction of our country, and cheering victories when they do occur (like the fundraising goal met for the Girl Powered Planner and the success of Dr. Ron Holt's PRIDE book series) Cliff and I consciously look for ways to bring normalcy -- and temporary distractions for sanity's sake -- to our lives. One of them is through continued improvements to our condo.
This most recent project -- turning our long, winding hallway into an art gallery -- was months in the making, and we're thrilled with how it turned out. Just look at these before and after shots!
Being a photographer, we had hundreds, if not thousands of images to choose from to display. We went with a Nebraska theme, because of all the photos I've taken, these ones we both feel a deep, emotional connection to. (Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the eight images we chose). We also purposely chose canvases, instead of framed photographs, because of the experience you get with them. Unlike framed images, there is nothing separating you from the art. You can walk right up to each canvas, see the texture and color, and touch them if you want to.
It's hard to believe we lived with such a bland space for nearly four years. I love how bold and vibrant our hallway has become, and of course adore the subject matter. Each of these images means something special to us and I'm so glad I get to look at them every day.