On Tuesday, I was feeling inspired to get a little crafty, and I was in desperate need of changing the look above my couch in the living room. So we headed to Michael's in the morning to pick up a canvas and during nap, I created this.
My taste in art is usually very classic (think oil paintings of Paris) and Kev loves photography, so this piece is very different from everything else in out house, but I was in the mood an abstract update. Plus, for $15, it was much cheaper than buying real art.
The process was easy. I used green paint left over from my bedroom makeover for the background and rolled it on. It quickly covered in one coat.
Then, using some craft paints, I dropped a color at a time randomly on the canvas and hit it with a fly swatter. Yep, a fly swatter. Cullen and I do this on paper all the time for fun and art-time, so it is really what inspired me to do it on a large scale because his designs always came out so cool looking.
C woke up in time to help with the finishing touches.
And here it is hanging in my living room. (My mom suggested a frame to really anchor it, I think she is right, don't you?)
And I tried it above our bed. (Please excuse my unfluffed pillows)
Which look do you prefer?
PS See those awesome colorful pillows on my couch? The are pillow covers from my friend Gosia's Etsy Shop. Check it out HERE.