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Monday, January 23, 2017

Hang Up Your Own Art!

I wanted to change up the big wall behind our couch but I didn't want to spend any money. So I went shopping through my own stash of artwork. These are projects and paintings I've almost all done myself.

I crashed the house for miscellaneous decor items and went to town.
I LOVE the way this came out!

This is my first try at using book pages as an art background. The tattoo design reflects all my tools (except a crochet hook, how could I forget that?) And the slogan, "each day is a gift," is in honor of my late sister. I know I'll be making more of these pieces!

Here is the big tree painting before I added the red and orange leaves. NOW I prefer it with the golden leaves. Guess it calls for another try!

The leaf art was a pillow cover I restyled into wall art by stapling it to a square canvas. It's like it should have been wall art all along!

Book pages on canvas with painting of books on bookshelves. This was fun. I must do more.

This was one of my first curvy family tree paintings. I painted it on a large pizza box. Now when I paint these I use real canvases. LOL

The fern painting is from a photo by a family friend.
 The skeleton keys come from my sets of skeleton keys. 
Little gold mirror? Yes! 
My granddaughter made the arrow art. They are silver glitter on a dark turquoise background. 
The wooden curlicue is from my daughter's junked couch.
 And the red "etc." is from waaaaay back in the 80s.
 The two artworks on the right are experiments I hung up while I decide if I like them.

 And the curvy tree at the top?

I painted it on foam board not realizing that foam board dents. So it has LOTS of finger indents on its surface. But hey, looks great on the wall!

This wall cheers me up no end thru these long days of winter, when the sunshine is so scarce. But hey, sometimes it peeks through....

I'll take my colors where I can get them.
Spring and summer cannot come soon enough for me!

1 comment:

  1. Beautifully displayed. Love all the color...very happy looking...Millie



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