$4 oil pastels from Walmart (for a mother of two who can't make it to the arts and crafts store so easily), $3 black frames from Walmart, and plain old white printer paper (don't make me say it...also from Walmart)
Real. True. Colorful. Art.
I was waiting to put something up behind our sofa in the living room until I was certain that it'd be something that I loved. I've always been enamored with this look from the 2008 House of the Year in Country Living and wanted to do a similar display.
My brain prefers line art bontanicals but my eye gravitates towards bold splashes of color. I was lacking inspiration last Friday evening when I wanted to get to work and make something for the wall, so I browsed Art.com and was filled with all sorts of capital H happiness when I happened upon this print, which became the inspiration for my wall art.
One of the reasons that I love homemade art is that I have no qualms about taking it down, putting it back up, and moving it here or there and, quite possibly, everywhere in between. You can reuse pieces over and over again. I plan to store these, since they're on 8.5 x 11 in white printer paper (I need canvases, what?) in sheet protectors inside of a binder. I'm thinking watercolor ferns may be my next foray into unleashing my wannabe artist. I also plan on hanging plain white dishes in juxtaposition with this artwork, but I'm not 100% on how I'm doing it yet. Gotta let the inspirabug bite first.
Some of my favorites
My dad and Alice make a lovely accent on Easter, dontcha think? (I pray that you and your family enjoyed a beautiful and blessed one!) And, yes, those frames are kinda wibbly-wobbly-kijobbly...I hung them myself. It was hard to balance a level, nails and a hammer while standing on that sofa. ("No, Ed! I can do it MYSELF!" wife rant...)
P.S. Do you wear shoes in your house? Eek...I'm one of those who doesn't. New house, new carpet (anal retentiveness excuses, I know). My poor, obliging father! Someday I'll snap out of it. Though I do love a good pair of slippers!