While on a recent visit with a friend, I had to travel through her time portal of terrifying family photos to get a mere few steps to the powder room. It got me thinking that while I have a bevy of folders and digital slideshows and jump drives full of family photos, I don’t have many photos displayed in my world.
When I got home, I flew up the staircase, only to stop halfway and realize, I had a gallery wall waiting to be adorned!! I stood there for a few moments staring at the blank wall until I had my Eureka moment – A Celebrity Mugshot Line-Up!!
I quickly plopped myself down with my laptop and started ganking photos off the web. I found a plethora of classics: Johnny Cash, David Bowie, George Carlin and about 20 others. I narrowed it down to 18 with one female – Jane Fonda in her classic “power to the people” pose. I shot the images, one by one, to my wireless printer…while comfortably plopped down on my bed. (I did have to make a quick trip to Ikea for frames on my lunch hour one day, but even that took me less than a half hour round trip).
After framing all the mughots, which all told took about 20-minutes, I lined them up in no particular order in the stairwell watching the wall go from nearly empty to a Rogues Gallery in less than 10 minutes.
Maybe not my classic family photo display, but perhaps way cooler than your Sears portrait session circa 1973? And, my whole stairwell is now filled with art for less than $45!