Category: the GOODS

clean + playful

I’ve wanted to spruce up a corner of my bedroom for a while now. After scrolling through numerous DIY blogs, I found a project that would be super easy and inexpensive. I stealthily paid a visit to my local Home Depot and snagged some sample paint chips in the colours that I like (apparently I’m drawn to ‘clean + playful’).

I’m not going to lie, I felt pretty badass.

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I cut out the squares to get rid of the words and the white.

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Then I arranged the colours how I liked. My parents got me some old frames at a garage sale last summer that I’ve been meaning to use, so I arranged the squares to fit inside the frame.

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Once all the pieces were glued in the spots I wanted, I put the final piece in the frame, and up on my dresser it went. For such an easy — and, well, free — project, I couldn’t be happier with the end result.

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I’m always looking for a new DIY project. If you have any cool ideas, let me know! 

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Some Evening Fun

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What a perfect way to round out my first day of classes. Yesterday was awesome.

From here on out, I am aware I will be quite busy, however I’d like to try and keep up with my painting as best as I can, simply because I love it. It’s calming. It helps me. Being somewhat of a perfectionist, it can be stressful at times, however yesterday was not one of those days. I didn’t add tons to this piece, but it’s coming along (slowly but surely), so that’s all I can ask for. PLUS I got to paint outside. Cha-ching.

With that being said, I highly recommend everyone take advantage of these super nice summer days/nights while you still can. Remember, before you know it you’ll be complaining about how much you hate Winnipeg + the cold. (For some ideas on what to do in the city check out http://www.whowhatwherewinnipeg.com)

Today I was reminded + reassured that I was on the right path. I’m so excited for the future. Let the games begin!

Aislinn

Aislinn

A self-ish portrait if you will. Being a girl of Irish decent, with pale skin, dark hair and bright blue eyes, people have always made it a point to tell me how lucky I am for my features. So, I thank you all, and I have turned your kind words into inspiration for a painting. I love the contrast of the black & white with the blue. I love the simplicity. Her name comes from the Irish Gaelic word ‘aislinge’ which means “a vision” or “a dream”. She helped me remember how much I loved to paint, so it’s fitting.

Painted January 2012.

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Abuelita

A few weeks ago I was over visiting my Grandma, and I told her how I’ve always wanted to paint this beautiful bird. For the next hour at least she was looking up different photos to help inspire me. What a wonderful woman. This ones for you, Grandma.

Painted March 2013