Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wonderful Women Wednesday

I had a FABULOUS weekend away with my bestest of best college girlfriends at the Inn Above Onion Creek. It was just what the doctor ordered. I rejuvenated my soul with fantastic conversation, laughter (like the gut-busting kind that makes you almost wet your pants) and wine.  Lots and lots of wine. I was reminded once again what amazing women I have in my life. I seriously am surrounded by a wealth of female amazingness.

Fueled by a glut of estrogen, I'm sure, I have decided that I am officially making Wednesdays "wonderful woman" day on my blog. Who will read this? Who cares!  I love the ladies in my life and I am picking one every Wednesday to dote on (and possibly rip on a little). No worries, aliases will be used to protect the guilty.

Since this is the inaugural Wonderful Woman Wednesday, I am not going to pick anybody (Whaaaa?!?!?!). Yea, yea, yea, I know...not the *bang* you might have been expecting, but I need some time on this one. The lady I have in mind is worth some thought, so stay tuned. Hump day just got a little more worthy of looking forward to!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

DIY Art Idea

I am always on the hunt for great original art. I toyed around with some craft projects in Jack's nursery (like an origami mobile and scrapbook art you can see here), but alas, I'm not sure I have the patience to craft on a regular basis. Unfortunately, that doesn't keep me from brainstorming new craft projects daily! :)

I spied this piece at World Market and couldn't help but think about recreating it on my own. I mean, it would take a little patience to measure and sketch out all the circles, but after that, the sky's the limit. You could create a textural piece by applying varying thicknesses of paint to different sections, or create a mixed media by decoupaging fabric and/or paper pieces into other sections. It could be made to work for any color scheme or style. The original is a little eclectic because it's colorful, random and unfinished, but this basic pattern could take on a very polished and modern look with glossy solid paints in a thoughtful pattern, or a very patch-work quilt look (great for a nursery!) with some patterned paper, and best of all, it could totally be done on the cheap since you don't even have to invest in a canvas, you could do this on a smaller scale on a piece of card stock, and everything else could be scrounged up around even the least-crafty of homesteads!  You could use anything to fill in the sections from map colors to left over wall paint, scrap paper, like newspaper, magazine or even old maps or wrapping paper.  I'm definitely going to give this a try....probably start small, and maybe work my way up to the full canvas size.
What about you guys? Are there any DIY art ideas you've come up with or been itching to try?