As my circle of friends has grown to include more crafty and artistic types, I'm finding that typical store bought art just isn't doing it for me anymore. I like to see stuff made by my friends. I have an owl painting of Daphne's that hangs by my bed, and a print of Mandy's over my sewing machine. Here are a few more of the latest additions:
The second piece of art that I wanted to share is a bit of a collaborative effort between me and the boy. You old timers may remember that last year my son made an anniversary card for me and Jay that included this picture, which I used as my header photo for a short while:
Jay and I both loved it and I wanted to find a way to turn it into a keepsake, so I uploaded the image to Spoonflower and a few weeks later I received my fabric swatch with Monty's drawing. It's been sitting around waiting to be framed, which seems to be a recurring theme around here.Anyway, I went to frame it today and realized it needed something, so to make the whole thing just a bit more eye catching, I sewed a border around it. Now even Monty likes it, and initially he hated the idea of having his art showcased. Although he insists on telling everyone that he drew it when he was eight, and not last year when he was twelve. Whatever keeps the peace.
As my search for wall art continues, I'm curious, what's on your walls? Do you buy store bought art or do you make your own?