Sunday, February 6, 2011

Jazzing up the window

A person in a rented apartment must be able to lean out of his window and scrape off the masonry within arm's reach. And he must be allowed to take a long brush and paint everything outside within arm's reach, so that it will be visible from afar to everyone in the street that someone lives there who is different from the imprisoned, enslaved, standardised man who lives next door.
Hundertwasser Window Dictatorship and Window Right

Window stars

One day I'll build my own little house or a studio and it will have grass roof, plenty of plants, odd shaped windows, curved benches and mosaic inserts, but for now I'm just changing the decorations attached to the kitchen window. Few weeks ago we took down the snowflakes and to add some colour to our greyish view my daughter and I made three stars from the kite paper.

Katya choose her favourite colours (red, yellow & orange) to make a star with some help from me and this detail tutorial. I made the other two and there are still three more variations that we can try making.

6 comments:

driftwood said...

so lovely and bright and cheery xxx

Annie said...

Those are lovely! I need to look at the tutorial now!

I like the quote, too. I hated renting because I couldn't make the place my own. Now, of course, when I'd love to escape to an exciting teaching job abroad, I wish I didn't have a house to worry about.

Pen+Ink said...

Haaaa haaaa haaaa - it's like they are the international symbol of a Waldorf Home!!!
I look for them as I drive through the suburbs of Cape Town.
Because then I know...

Rachael said...

I went walking for a few hours through Amsterdam during my lay-over there, and I took a photo of an apartment window with brightly colored pinwheel crafts almost just like yours! It caught my eye, and I loved the idea of that little bright child-centric spot in a sea of otherwise almost identical (though beautiful!!) grown-up architecture.

Annie said...

I followed that link, and got the idea for my "penance service" project from it - thank you!

andamento said...

Wow, they're gorgeous, I've not come across these before. Off now to look at the tutorial, thanks for sharing!