Saturday, February 4, 2017

Yellow Flower Abstract Painting


So, it's been winter here in Idaho for a loooooong, loooooooooooong time. 
I took down my Christmas decorations and my house looked nice and clean and neutral and...colorless. I looked out the window, and the snow was beautiful and clean and....colorless.  

I needed some color! A bright happy color.
So, I went to town, bought myself some yellow pillows, decor and looked high and low for some yellow wall art, but couldn't find anything I wanted. Looked online, couldn't find anything I wanted, so I headed to town and bought a canvas, determined to do it myself!

I didn't really have a plan...or at least a good one.  I tried a few different ideas on A LOT of little papers in my kitchen and finally settled on this. I'd seen a few abstract yellow flowers and swirls and such online, so I went with this. I was nervous to actually get the paint onto the canvas, but once I started, it came together how I wanted it to and was SUPER FUN!!
I've decided I need to paint more in my life. On big canvases. Any painting is fun, but there was something particularly releasing about getting a big ol' canvas and a big ol' paint brush and laying it on thick.



And now my room has bright, happy yellow in it and every time I see it, I smile. :) 
Yay for color!




Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Personalized Family Home Evening Board


Have you ever been to the "knob aisle" at Hobby Lobby?
Woo, it is fun stuff. My kids love it! I must admit, I do too. 
There are so many different styles and colors. 

Well, we recently decided to combine our love for all those funky knobs with our need to organize our family home evening night. So, we took a trip to good ol' Hobby Lobby with the kiddos and let everyone pick their favorite knob. That took awhile...

Once we had our favorite knobs, we came home and put them on a stained board and made some signs, and voila! now we have a funky organizer for our family night.