ARTS & CRAFTS// A Flock of Cranes.
Every once in a while I like to paint neutral pieces to decorate my house. I mean, why buy a print when I can paint it myself? My living room was painted with sea foam stripes last year, and aside from various pieces of matching furniture, the room lacked a unifying secondary color. I decided that the complementary color to these stripes were going to be an ocher or a mustard yellow, so I set about planning a painting for the blank space between the boudoir and the TV.
What I decided to do was paint miniature flowers all over a large sheet of cardboard- kind of like a wall paper. I started painting from the right hand corner in a custom mixed yellow, and a few hours later, realized that the yellow flowers seemed 1) kind of girly and 2) a bit boring. So I changed it up and made it into a sort of gradient starting with yellow flowers and ending with brick colored flowers at the bottom.
I wanted a flock of birds flying over the flowers in a silhouette but as I started thinking about this concept, my mind started shifting toward a more creative approach: what if the flock of birds were origami cranes?
By day three, my painting finally came to fruition- those flowers took over 12 hours to paint, and I am so glad I am done.
Acrylic on cardboard, 20”X30”
UPDATED: It’s on my wall now- I’m still not sure what to do with that gap of space under the painting where the chair is. All my TV cables dangle out of that outlet so I have to find a chic way to cover it to keep the room nice looking.
come to my tea party?
omg go No.2’s
ahhh inspiration….. thanks
Dempsey Stewart photographed by Victor Demarchelier for the September 2011 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Australia.
DIY Bunting Tablecloth | The Sweetest Occasion
When I first saw this I was like, ‘eh, it’s just paper bunting hung on the table’. No it’s not! It’s actually printed onto the cloth. How awesome! And the best part is that you can see it without having to sit at the table. This would be a perfect party table cloth to bring out on special occasions.
this says me
DIY Temporary Hair Dye using Crayola Tropical Washable Markers. For Blonds Only!At Pull Teeth here. Great tutorial Video, advice and everything. What Andrew says (that make total sense):
So many fashion editorials and even shows are featuring colored hair lately but it’s such an extreme thing to commit to. That’s why I love this process, simply because of how temporary it is. I know for myself, picking just one color would be an impossibly hard decision. So, if you’re blonde like me and want to experiment with hair color, try this out!