Despite the title, I’m not competing with Kah to create art for our gallery. In truth, I just needed a catchy title. And it works because Kah already created a painting and last night I decided to try my hand at something. It wasn’t as elaborate as the technique Kah used, but it was a little more personal to me, well us. I tried some typography art with some watercolors. It’s our birth year.
Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a safe and prosperous start to the year. I know I did! One of my priorities for the end of 2011 and start of 2012 was to create some art for our gallery wall. I’ve been attempting to step up my creative arts talent for a few years now so… between December 30th and 31st, I committed myself to painting a portrait. I’m not really an artist, but with the help of Photoshop and patience, I can say that I completed a portrait for the new year. I chose to paint this fashion editorial featuring the lovely Amanda Seyfried.
Quite an ambitious photo to choose right? I don’t know why whenever I attempt something for the first time I choose an item with the most difficulty. Anyway, this is how my painting came out. Read more
Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend! I’ve spent most of my weekend, sewing some pillows to dress up my bed, working on a moodboard for my bedroom, and finding artwork for my bedroom. I’ve been loving the look of watercolor illustrations lately, especially fashion illustrations. I believe a stylish, fashion illustration will look great with the classic look the black and white stripes create in my bedroom. There’s no better place to find original art than on Etsy. I fell in love with so many, but I especially love the illustrations by Jessica Durrant of Jessica Illustrations. The colors are so vibrant I can’t even chose a favorite! However, I really like the line work in the first one.
Hello to all our lovely visitors! How’s everyone’s Friday so far? Hope you all are you getting a jump start to your weekend DIY projects. Me? Not at the moment. I’m a little under the weather.
Anyway, since Kah’s bedroom is starting to come together it was only right for me to show a little twin jealousy and
force ask her to help with my bedroom. And that started with buckling down on a color scheme.
Now we know that Turquoise is already in the room. But the color has changed from, turquoise and yellow, to turquoise and pink, then turquoise and purple, or all three of those colors, to now turquoise and navy. how did we decide on navy and turquoise you ask…well it started with pinterest of course.
Now I’ve seen navy and turquoise around a lot lately, but something about this outfit below spoke to me. Maybe it was the stripes. I really love any type of stripes in home decor.
Also loving the coral pink on her nails, should I add a little of that to my scheme? However, Kah would kill me if I changed it again.
Another reason I settled on Navy and Turquoise was because of this print seen over at Allposters.
I love anything Billie Holiday Art related. That flower was so iconic! I was so psyched that I was able to get a 27×40 poster for only $15.99. You guys know how hard it is to find large size art for cheap! I’m sure you do. Read more
Hello lovely people! How was your Thanksgiving week? Hope you all ate lots of food. If you had to cook, hopefully there were no mishaps.
As for as our Thanksgiving week it went well. We spent time with family members and scored great Black Friday deals on clothes. Of course, the buy one, get one free deals are our favorite. Yet, we didn’t have a chance to complete any DIY projects or visit any thrift stores because we were sick again. Shame on us, we feel like such slackers. Let the self-loathing begin.
On a serious note, we are diligently try to complete this gallery wall. A 12 foot gallery wall to be more accurate. Can you imagine the headache of trying to find artwork and frames to cover a wall that long? We might’ve purchased over 30 frames at this point and it’s still not enough. I’ll show you guys a sneak peek of what frames we’ve hung so far:
We have to purchase some smaller frames for that empty space, yet it seems to be coming together. I’m dreading buying artwork for all those frames and this picture shows only half of the wall…*pulls hair out now*
Recently we’ve received several compliments on the artwork hanging above our beautiful chair. We purchased it at our local Goodwill, however it’s available for a reasonable price of $30.00 here (sorry, not framed). And because we like vintage art so much we decided to do a roundup of posters available for purchase online. If you’re stuck under a hurricane/storm advisory like us and have nothing else to do check them out below:
Chicago-New York Central Lines
Chicago's World Fair
Seattle, Washington – Space Needle World's Fair Promo Poster No. 2
So…how about that earthquake earlier today! It seemed like it hit multiple states. Here in Baltimore, MD the news said it was about a 5.9 magnitude. That was my first earthquake ever and I must admit it freaked me out somewhat. At first I didn’t really know what was going on just thought a plane was outside, but then the shaking did not get any better. Once reality set in, my first instinct was to find Breeze and save my new precious thrifty $20 mirror- you see where my priorities are??? The good news is that we didn’t suffer any damage! I hope all our lovely readers are okay .
Since that earthquake shook us all up today, here’s some more free printable art to calm you down. I searched the internet looking for some of the best free printable art I could find and I’m sharing my discoveries with you. To download my free printable art from yesterday click here.
Happy Monday! Today I have a treat for you. I was in the mood to do some graphic design since it had been awhile and that means good news for you.