Day 83 - Art Work.
Day 83 - Hello. Hello. We are half way through the week and I woke up this morning with an itch. Maybe it's because it's spring. Maybe it's because we have now lived in our home for three long years. Whatever the case, I woke up and said, let's finally fill these walls with some stink'n art.
I have consistently put off donning our walls with art. It seems weird right? One might surmise because I have an art degree our whole house would be dripping in creative visuals. Nada. Nope. No way. I always made the excuse that it was because we live in earthquake country and I was worried about frames flying off the walls in the event of a big one. Excuse two, the walls are plaster so they would be hard to fix if the artwork had to be relocated. Excuse three, I would rather be eating chocolate and sipping a margarita. However, when I start to get honest with myself, it comes down to pure laziness. To find just the right art and put it in just the right location takes work. Lots of work.
Today's project is to pick one location in your house that needs art.
Step 1) Measure the size of the area that needs filling.
Step 2) Think of the medium that would work best for this area and how the piece of art would tell the story about you. Ask yourself, how will the art weave a tale with the room around it to become a bigger story of your life?
Step 3) Look for art or make art to fill the space. Often times a great personal photograph, simple circles or a typography can fill the bill.
Step 4) Order a print. I'm going to try Parabo Press for the first time. The color engineer print might be neato and I heart square prints. I'll post another time how they turnout.
Step 5) Find a way to display the art. A frame? Clipboard? Tape? What will work best with the art and the space?
Step 6 ) Enjoy the art and all the hard work.
Now, I am going to get back to filling the space right above our fireplace. It features a weird shaped mirror that has been taunting me for years. Today, is the day I cover up that mirror with some interesting art. Let me know how your project goes and see you tomorrow curators!