Here he is on the armchair, annoyed at the furniture rearrangement.
As a result, I had a new view from the sofa of the front wall, and kept noticing the blank spaces here and there. By Wednesday, I had stared at those spaces a little too long -- and I got out the acrylic paints I bought for my birthday and started slapping random leaf silhouette patterns up there.
I had to take down two pictures to do this -- two original watercolor landscapes of Newfoundland by wonderful "expedition artist" Maria Coryell-Martin. I had nowhere else to hang them, so I just put them back up over the leaves.
I think it looks fine, just as the silhouette tree on the next wall over looks fine with the pictures hanging up over it.
I'm thinking of painting a silhouette bird perched atop the door frame. Or maybe two birds. Or three!