E Komo Mai! Welcome to my blog.

I'm delighted that you dropped in! E Komo Mai: WELCOME! This blog is basically an online visual journal is modeled after a concept I learned of in psychology 101... waaaaaaay back in college. That concept was somewhere in the chapter on The Significance of Dreams, where it mentioned someone's theory on dreaming about a house usually means that the house represents you. So I have used my actual house (Mauna Lea Manor) to structure my blog. In different rooms you will find different aspects of my life; different interests I like to blog about. This is a way to bring a little organization into my life and thoughts for myself... (dreams are in The Bedroom, Family updates are in The Living room, etc.)
This also, I would imagine, make reading this blog more convenient for you as well. If you are a grandparent interested in seeing photos and hearing stories about my boys, but maybe not so interested in my bellydancing obsession: you can just read what goes on in The Playground. But if you are an Art Collector more interested in my latest work and information on collecting, but not especially interested in my personal life: you'd enjoy The Office. Mauna Lea Manor is sort of the foyer to all the other rooms. If you would like to tour my online portfolio, please visit: www.stephaniebolton.com.
I hope you enjoy your time here ;) & continue to stop by!

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Golden Touch

I've always been of the opinion that stairs ought to be enchanting- make you want to get to the top of em. Imply & introduce & prelude to what you'll find beyond them...
So my studio stairs needed a little dressing up.
So I make a stencil modeled after the edge of a sari my aunt brought me from her trip to India a few years back.

The stencil began to buckle and curl from the spraypaint and the patterns are terribly haphazard and I made a horrible mess ...but fortunately the intial impact still achieved the excitement I was going for (and I doubt anyone is going to closely inspect it & criticize my whimsy). I added little shisha mirrors to compliment the motif on various stairs & they really catch the light impresively as you travel upwards.

The first day I went to the studio after I had done it with the boys, I had half forgotten what I had done and was just as taken aback as they were to see that sparkling colorful stairs...

"Mommy! Look what happened to your stairs!"

I wondered just why they thought my hands had been stained metallic gold for 2 days... from their remarks you would have thought the menehunes were responsible. hehe


Susan Williamson said...

Love it, love it, love it! When I saw the first picture I immediately thought of a vintage Thai temple. Your stairs are an invitation to come "up" and stay there.

Wander Girl said...

awesome! This is soooo pretty!

Cre8Tiva said...

stenciling is not as easy as it looks....i teach it, but you did a wonderful job...i loved partying with you...i am having my tea by the sea...with flowers in my hair...come join me...hugs, rebecca/cre8tiva

fairiemoon said...

Cool stairs. What a creative treatment! Very East Indian!

A very Merry Unbirthday!
Erin :)