January 4, 2012

Praise On

Our kitchen wall had contained a messy cork board and white board. It was blah. Most of our framed art is in storage back in NY or wrapped tightly in the garage. I'm telling you....living with many things in storage is either causing us to

A. Decide we don't really miss what's in there and can pass it on to someone else, or....
B. Makes us miss it enough to unwrap and put into our temporary abode 

We've found a nice balance between A and B. In fact, with our next move {which could happen next month or next year}we are hoping to take even less stuff than we did during our big move.  Ok, back to the kitchen wall....

I've been keeping my eyes open for an inexpensive but fresh piece of art. Happy art....the kind that makes you smile when you look at it. After a semi successful art searching trip where I found the print with the pop of green, I had an a-ha moment. Why don't I paint some myself? That thought lasted for about 5 minutes. I blame part laziness and part I have no clue where my paints are and don't want to purchase new ones. And that's when I noticed some leftover Christmas gift wrap. I simply taped it to the back of an old 4 window photo frame I owned{after removing photos}.

Then my wheels really started turning. I remembered reading about some free prints online, quickly did a google search, and downloaded a print. That would be the Today will be the best day ever  print. I love that saying. Which leads me to my final picture/print.

This one really makes me smile because there is a story behind it. I was searching for some keep calm and carry on free downloads, quickly found some in various colors, chose my color and downloaded. It was so easy and fast. And then it started printing. I wasn't really paying attention, and quickly put it in the frame....and that's when I noticed it. It didn't say Keep Calm and Carry On.....it said.....

Keep Calm and Praise On

I got chills. Ok, maybe I was just crafting too quickly and it said it all along, but I'm telling 
you I never once saw that it actually said praise on until it was in the frame. Now that is happy art, the kind of art that makes me smile.



7 comments:

Jessica Washburn said...

I LOVE it. :) There are so many great ideas all over the web...wish I had time and money to tackle them all. {Sigh}.

Rebecca said...

So eye-catching! Love the frames! And the glass jars as catch-alls. Praise on - good words, good advice!!

Wendy said...

LOVE this! You are so creative. And I DO love the last one best, it's perfect. :) You go, girl!

Tiffanie said...

Awesome! Beautiful! Inspiring!!! Very cool my friend (kinda like YOU! :) )

StacyB said...

Wow. I love a story like that. LOVE IT. I didn't even notice when I saw it, either, Mimi! I just think our brains are trained to see what we think we are going to see, etc. I had to read it twice myself.

Tara said...

Very cool! I love all of the art you've displayed.

Darcie said...

I LOVE seeing you in the picture frame of the picture! VERY cool, and what an inspiring saying!!!

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