I have adored the Ghandi quote “Believe there is good in the world,” with the emphasis on “Be the Good” that many people have made into pallet art, t-shirts and printables. I wanted a smaller sign for the gallery wall in my studio. Armed with some 5 gallon paint sticks I got to work on it and I am so pleased with the results.
Yesterday I shared with you about the ultimate trade I made with my personal trainer friend Erin. We are currently working on decorating her son’s room as part of the trade. Her and her husband created the planked and shelved wall like I made for Isaac’s room. It looks awesome, but it needed some color and custom art – one that was encouraging but also empowering. I designed it in the Silhouette Studio program…free file available.
I am not a huge seasonal decorator. Are you? I don’t have a lots of tchotchkes and other décor to just change it up every season. I am pretty simplistic in my approach to decorating. I usually decorate maybe one entryway table seasonally and maybe add in a few new pillows since I love making them. I decided to create a large DIY “LOVE” art for Valentine’s day. However, I used untraditional Valentine’s day colors so I can display it year round. It looks like a mini pallet.
This month’s Silhouette promo (begins tomorrow) is on all their specialty media like printable canvas, magnet paper, tattoo paper, foil, adhesive cardstock and more. My 2nd grade son is currently learning the 50 states in school. I thought cutting out a blank USA map on some magnet paper would help him learn his states quicker. Let me tell you…it is helping me learn too. Apparently my US geography sucks since my husband had to put the puzzle together initially. #geographyfail
Kayla absolutely loves art and I am always looking for useful projects she can do. Yesterday she got a card in the mail from her other grandma and is itching to write her back. So today I came up with come cut out Halloween cards that she could color or use washi tape behind it to dress it up. She loves getting to use mommy’s special tape so she was all over it. I made the Silhouette files available for those that have the machine. This would be a great Halloween classroom craft for teacher’s too.
Welcome to State Pride Week. This week I have partnered with 30 bloggers to showcase a project, craft or recipe to showcase our home state. I currently live smack dab in the middle of the USA in Indiana. I took advantage of my states initials and created an “IN love” silk screen that I can use over and over again. I chose to make some pillows and a canvas out of my “IN love” silk screen.