Folks, when I say simple, I mean simple. And when I say art...well, let's just say
that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But sometimes I get get in a creative
mood and just start playing around with supplies I have on-hand.
For this first piece, I took a blank canvas and spray-painted it. Then I took
a stencil and used my mad sponge-painting skills. Then outlined most of
the circles with scrapbooking markers. Glued on a happy saying that I found
in my scrapbooking materials. As I said - simple. Even a little kid could
do this. It was fun playing around, no intention in mind.
This second piece of art was inspired by this idea I saw on Lisa Leonard's site.
A simple poster hung from a wooden hanger? And she's selling these?! No
offense to Lisa - in fact, I'm a huge fan of her jewelry - but take a beautiful
card you've gotten in the mail, a picture from a magazine, a scrapbook print,
a vintage photo, a small poster, a graphic print you found online - and you
have your own piece of art to hang from a wooden hanger. And if you don't
have a wooden hanger, well heck. Go out and buy one. They're cheap.
I've seen them in thrift stores and even IKEA sells them.
Now here's the funny part - these posters that she's selling? I have the
same prints, but in smaller form. They were from a calendar that I got for free
when it was included in a jewelry purchase from Lisa's site last year.
I never used the calendar, but I kept the prints because I thought they
were cool. Since my prints are small, I was able to clip two of them
to a wooden hanger. Hmm, now that I'm looking at the wooden part of the
hanger, I could do some kind of simple embellishment on that wood.
For now, these two pieces of simple "art" are hung from the brackets of
Phil's memory shelf in my office/mom cave/personal space (what was formerly
Phil's room). This room still isn't totally done, plus you know me and moving
things around. Eventually, I think I'd like to put three small black and white
prints underneath that shelf to balance things out.
My niece's birthdays were this week. I was going to buy birthday cards,
but when I saw the prices of the ones I liked in the stores, I just couldn't buy
them - $3.99 for a simple card? I can't justify spending $8 on two cards
that will barely get looked at and then thrown in the trash. So, again, the
paper crafting materials came out. I didn't get fancy with the cards either.
Kept it simple. But I liked how they turned out and it didn't cost me anything
since I used supplies that I already had.
Linking up to Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday.
However, it's now Wednesday - so, happy Wednesday from cold,
gloomy, rainy Illinois!