Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring Break Project #3

Well, the picture is crooked - blame the photographer!  I needed something above my desk and this was perfect!  I found this huge canvas - it's like 24"x30" - on sale 1/2 off at Michaels!  Pinterest has tons of examples of black and white canvas art, which I knew would be a perfect accent to my new home office/library.  I found a quote I loved.  In fact, I've had it on my desk for a month to make sure I loved it!

I finally got brave and just painted.  Yes, I free-handed it.  You can probably tell.  I wanted something random and organic.  I decided I liked the irregularity of my own penmanship rather than the tracing and painting in of someone else's.  I left some white in the letters and added a few squiggles - which in hind-sight, I wish I had done differently, but it is what it is.  I love it and can't wait to just add a chair to the room.  Found one, just don't want to part with the cash.  I'm still looking for a bargain. "Sigh!"

Spring Break will officially be over in about 10 hours, but the time away certainly got my creative juices flowing.  I hope I can keep the momentum.  It feels great to create!

Spring Break Project #1

Finally!  Found this idea, again, on Pinterest.  They used a pre-formed letter, which I couldn't find.
I carved this out of styrofoam then wrapped with the jute rope.  Took a roll and then some, which is why it wasn't finished first.  The flowers are made from fabric scraps hot-glued to floral t-pins.  Hung with a broad ribbon, my formerly naked front door now has a bit of color!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Break Project #2

No, it was not a misprint.  Spring Break Project #1 is not yet complete. 

Discarded books are awesome!  I "borrowed" this idea from Razzle Dazzle Crafting
but I used an old library book, circa 1955, instead of scrapbooking paper.

I'm not having much luck loading pix this morning, but their blog shows exactly what I did.  I cut apart a book, cut strips of the pages, stapled them together, then hot-glued around a wreath form.  It was lovely! One of the best parts was reading the strips as I stapled and glued.  It would be a great writing exercise to make up a story using 5 or 7 of the words found on the strip. 
Must remember that for writing group next year!