Friday, January 29, 2010

one great reason

This post from the gals at Rock Scissor Paper is an example of why I should have my camera with me at all times. It's a great reminder for me because one of my New Year's Resolutions is to take more photos to help me *see* all the beauty and inspiration that is around me every day (Which, by the way, I've failed so far).

Images are the property of Rock Paper Scissors.

How fabulous are these colors. Enjoy this little dose of inspiration and creativity.

Monday, January 25, 2010

before and after

I have a little before-and-after for you today. A little art for my husband as a Christmas gift.

I found these pseudo-oil paintings in a thrift shop. They were labeled "French, 1950's". I think the frames are beautiful and were exactly what I was looking for.
So, I primed over the prints, painted the frames with a lovely brushed nickel spray paint (Valspar, I think) and transferred the silhouettes I did of our two pups and painted them with gouache. I added monograms for them too. "A" for Addie and "C" for Conner.

Ta-Da! They're hanging in our living room next to my Keep Calm poster (in Apples and Orange orange, PMS 151) from sfgirlbybay.