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.
I cut out the squares to get rid of the words and the white.
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.
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.
I’m always looking for a new DIY project. If you have any cool ideas, let me know!
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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!
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.
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
One of my absolute favorite things to do is to sit down and just paint. No ideas in my mind, just put the paintbrush to the canvas & see what turns up. It’s so rewarding to see what I’m capable of without planning & practicing, just some good tunes & some patience.
Here’s a little gem I did back in April of 2012.