April 24, 2012

A wall: before & after

This wall behind our dining table has been bugging me lately. It had random stuff on it with no real color scheme to it. Our kitchen is red and aqua so I wanted that to carry over to the dining area.

What's great about this little redesign is it was all free! I'm a big fan of free. I simply took everything off that didn't go with the colors I wanted and then rearranged what was left and scoured the apartment for like-colored items.

I decided to keep some neutral colored pieces (black, gray, brown) and some dark blue and yellow. The blue pieces let me put our awesome glass Tardis panel up there. Our friend Sophie made it for us for Christmas and this is the perfect display place for it! There was also a bit of sparkly navy on my little knit owl.

Some of the pieces are handmade by me, some were wedding shower gifts, and others are souvenirs from our honeymoon in Vancouver.

I don't have a great picture of the wall before but I moved the W and birdcage woodcut. They were in the middle and looked really random. I wanted to be able to hang the picture line straight across the space and get some balance. Moving the W and birdcage into the empty space under the higher shelf really helped with this.

This biggest new addition to the wall is the picture line. I love it! I painted the clothespins a few days ago and simply clipped them on some black cotton embroidery thread held up by thumbtacks. I painted the tacks with the same silver glitter from the silver clothespins.

All these pictures were on our fridge but I love having them displayed more visibly here. The photo booth pics are us from 4 years ago and a few months ago. The other pics are save the dates and thank you cards from friends who all got married in the last year.

There's still a little void next to the birdcage but I have an embroidery piece I plan to hang whenever I finally finish it :)

Hope you liked this little before & after. I have lots of little projects in the making and can't wait to share them with yall!

April 16, 2012

a great day

Yesterday was a great day.  I wasn't feeling well Friday or Saturday and Sunday started out the same way.  We had our spring musical at church in the morning that I was singing in so I had to get up.  The musical went great, it's always such a blessing to sing at my church.  I love the people there so much and really view them as my extended family.

After service my Bible study class went to our leader's house for lunch and a small study.  We took Chuy with us and it's fun to see him follow everyone around sniffing them and figuring out if he likes them or not.  He goes back and forth on people a lot, ha.

After lunch we went to the Ransom Museum at UT to see the King James exhibit along with one of five Gutenberg Bibles in the Country.  It was pretty awesome to see such an old but important piece of Biblical and literary history.  The man who made it died poor, but he started a revolution that put the Bible into the hands of the people who wanted to consume God's word.  I'm so thankful for that.

Gutenberg Bible
 After the museum some of us went to REI, sonic, Michael's then home.  Sophie and I worked on some paintings for our Sunday school classroom while David and Alex played video games.  Once they were over shooting people on screen we watched some New Girl (hilarious!) followed by the amazing Doctor Who.

It was a great evening of just relaxing with dear friends, painting, and laughing.  We have some more canvases to paint but I'll try to remember to get pics of them up on here.  We're having a lot of fun painting them!

my handsome hubby chillin before we toured the exhibit

ps. I may have bought a 16 pack of glitter in fun colors.....can't wait to play with it!

April 6, 2012

Week 2!

day 8: technology
Faceless self portrait
day 9: faceless self-portrait
day 10: something I made
Something fun
day 11: something fun
Close up
day 12: close-up
From a distance
day 13: from a distance
day 14: flowers