Monday, March 28, 2011

Art that makes me happy

Several weeks ago, Amber showed me a print that she bought as part of her bedroom re-do.  I absolutely loved what it said and it got my creative wheels turning.  Cale and I have always loved to travel, especially together and we've been lucky enough to travel all over the US as well as a handful of international countries.  We started planning last year for our 10 year anniversary because we hope to go somewhere special.  We just love to see new places and add to that, my husband has a deep and abiding love of maps.  He has a freakishly good memory when it comes to navigation and can generally look once at a map and know exactly where to go, even if it was years ago.  So we love to travel and he loves maps...enter our new artwork...
Our bedroom has really high ceilings, and when we first re-did our bedroom almost six years ago, we needed a cheap solution to fill in some major wall space.  Thanks to Ikea we had cheap frames and okay prints of flowers that served their purpose but never meant much.  The frames we had filled the space well so we decided to just re-use them to create something new.
We purchased some old maps on etsy and used a mishmash of them for these pieces.  I decoupaged them to the old flower prints and we used the Silhouette to cut out the letters from card stock.  Now that big empty space on our wall is filled with art that means something to us, that represents us.  And isn't that what art should be?
Real life: messy dresser, but we got them hung up. And it really does make me happy!


Amber said...

love seeing them on the wall. they look great!!!

Marisa said...

Those are great!