I stumbled on a half-finished, abandoned canvas in a drawer the other day. Poor thing. I felt sorry for it, so I turned it into a DIY tutorial. If you've got some wall space to fill, here's a way to use transfer paper and paint pens to make your own decorative art. Paint some abstract stripes on your canvas with acrylic paint. No need to be too careful.
This impressive mural (along with a few others) were made by artist Kathryn Anderson with nothing more than pushpins and yarn. We'll show you how you can create your own, step by step and with tips from the artist. Kathryn Anderson of KAndeArt has made some great wall murals out of nothing more than string and push pins.
2010 transitioning into 2011 was a little different compared to other New Years. It was like after having gifting me a year of happy beginnings, 2010 stood handing me over 2011 with the promise of more dreams to chase and accomplish. I do not remember feeling so positive at the turn of a year and I'm hoping to hold that feeling close to me through the year. It usually happens that one makes the best plans as the new year begins and then suddenly by March at the most, the new year is old and aspirations forgotten. Of the many aspirations that gush through the span of a day sometimes, I am keen on listening to that silent chap who pops in once in a while to say 'keep it simple, sweetheart'. I hope I am able to really listen to myself.
I can’t seem to move on from the sunny circles…I guess frayed-edged circles and me aren’t done yet! This time on my favourite purple Ikea fabric (don’t go looking for it in the fabric section…it’s a bedsheet that I cut apart). And this one isn’t technically new, since I made it for a friend and she received it some time ago but I haven’t shown it on here yet.
Once again, more toddler room decor . I’ve been trying to get the room done…….so only a couple more things to share. And for this time, I have a quick little 3D butterfly display to share.
So sorry for the suspense regarding my toolbox dresser project . I haven’t made much progress on it yet. In the meantime, I decided to make a starburst mirror.
I could have also called this post "What I Did With The Scraps From Yesterday's Project". I had plenty of wood left over from the DIY palette picnic table, so I decided to keep creating. I had an idea for an Art You Can Do project, but I wasn't certain that it would work. I am pleased to present you with the result. This band of butterflies is more lovely than these pictures can show.
I really love flokati rugs. I have two that are safely tucked away in my parents basement awaiting our reunion. When I learned that I would be having a child and building a nursery for him, I wanted a flokati. A gray one. Being a flokati snob though, I knew that I couldn’t afford the price tag ( ), and I knew that I would be too precious about the rug ( ). So I chose the only sensible alternative: I would make a rug.