• DIY,  Home & Decor

    DIY Abstract Art & The Truth About Printables

    This has been small project week for me.  Even though we are working on the backyard for the One Room Challenge, the weather has been a huge factor.  So I shifted gears & decided to work on some unfinished art projects. Since moving a year & a half ago, we have been slowly (and randomly) decorating our home.  Most of the major things are taken care of – until I decide I don’t like where a door/light switch/cabinet/anything else is located – and with the exception of the kid’s media room, all the major furniture pieces are accounted for. It’s all the little things that are all the difference in making…

  • Home & Decor

    Let’s Talk About Good Art

    They say that art, or the reaction to it, is subjective.  It may be, but I say talent is talent.  I may not like something but I would have to acknowledge the talent of the person who created it.  I wouldn’t be able to do it, so if nothing else that is saying something. Now that the niceties are out of the way, let’s talk about good art. I wouldn’t call myself an art snob; I don’t analyze pieces, but like most people, I just know what I like & what I don’t.  And I definitely don’t think there is a correlation between how much a work of art costs…

  • Home & Decor

    CD Art

    Armed with just 3 things (technically), we (mainly I) created this beauty:   It’s CD Art!  And it turned out to be one of the simplest art installations I’ve ever done.  Materials: Canvas (I used a large 4×4 canvas) CDs Trusty glue gun The idea was conceived in my (constantly working) brain, my oldest arranged the CDs, I approved the “design” and got to work attaching the cases.  The best thing is I can still get to the actual CDs if ever I ever wanted to.  The “Next Best Thing” is that no 2 will ever be alike! This is the perfect art installation for game rooms, teen rooms, man…

  • Musings

    Don’t wait for something eXtraordinary…

      Last week I took my littlest to Smaland (inside Ikea) and we left with a parting gift.  This caricature was drawn and painted in about 20 minutes by Ms. Reece using only items from the store of course.  She had her easel set up with paper and art supplies, and she just captured him in the moment (right down to the stripe on his pants).  It’s really quite eXtraordinary – now I’ve got to go back to Ikea to find a frame for this! If you wait for something great, you just might miss it.  Extraordinary things can happen in the most ordinary way.