Monday, March 29, 2010

Saturday Night Painting

I was a fine arts minor back in college........and really, very picky about the artists I truly honestly loved. It's a small handful. As in one person. And that person was Vincent Van Gogh. I was obsessed. I painted his classic "Cafe On The Terrace" about 39 times.


{the Van Gogh Original}

Including a mono-color version sitting on my desk at work done in all blues.


{my BLUES version}

WELL, with a new house and lots of walls to cover, I embarked on an art expedition online to discover a future-new-favorite. And who I found was Gustav Klimt. BEHOLD:

and my personal favorite....
Saturday night, I broke out my stash of paints, brushes, and nabbed a blank canvas from my growing pile and made it happen. Why spend money on a print or re-production? When you can re-create - injecting a smidge of your own style, and enjoy the tangible paint strokes? The true medium it was created in.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Random Excerpts of My Morning


'Inspiration' slash things I love BOARD at work



Blueberries, oatmeal, vanilla soymilk, splenda........best. breakfast. EVER.



It's my water.

Friday, March 5, 2010

DIY - Custom Designed 1-Inch Button Pins



Since we're having our reception AT a music venue......I came up with the idea to stage a MERCH area with custom designed wedding-esque wares (of course FREE for guests to take.....)

After coming across Minepress on ETSY......I died a little, and knew I had to order some button pins. What's great is you can send over the photos or text you'd like and have Rebekah arrange for you onto a pin template.....OR you can do what I did, take her blank template and GO TO TOWN creating a custom masterpiece. Absolutely in love. What a conversation starter......and I can't wait for the POKEMON effect to happen with our guests - gotta collect them all!

Got the finished product in the mail yesterday......in love. Will post photos!