Monday, January 24, 2011

Those Who Can't Do... Try Anyway

As some of you know from one of last week's posts, I've been on a decorating kick.  And since I'm not one for spending money, I've been trying to use what I have already collected/already just have laying around.  Long before I went to Italy to take my own pictures, I googled some Tuscan scenes to paint on this really really huge canvas someone had given me.  I started it, got frustrated, and there it sat. Until yesterday!


The background hills were already done, so I did the green hill, the house, and the trees yesterday. I think I'm happy enough with it to hang it above the piano--the wall is an olive green color, so it should work nicely.  I bought another canvas the same size this weekend (hello sale!) which I plan to paint something a little more abstract on for that space above the entertainment center I showed y'all.  Thanks for the inspiration! :) 

Here's an idea for you artsy/artsy curious types.  Got scrapbooking paper?? Make paper art!  When I went to Alaska, we found this really cute shop with framed paper art hanging everywhere and my mother in law kept saying, YOU COULD TOTALLY DO THIS!  I took lots of mental snapshots and created a piece of my own.  Not sure where to hang it yet...


There are some friends of mine who get a little testy that I have so many things I do.  But you know what I say to them?  If you're interested in something, TRY IT.  I'm not a master at anything I do, but I do it because I like it (jack of all trades, master of none--sounds about right).  

You never know if you can do something until you try. :)


15 comments:

  1. Wow, I love both pieces. And paper art looks so fun! Think my cat-hair-blanketed apartment can wait another day before it gets cleaned so I can work on some of my on-hold art pieces instead? lol.

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  2. You're so talented! I don't have an artistic bone in my body, but these are just beautiful! I love the colors.

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  3. Seriously Kristin, you are SO TALENTED with this stuff. Both pieces look amazing! Do you sense the jealousy, I can't even do stick figures! (I wish I were joking)

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  4. Those are awesome Kristin!! They will look great in your home. I was just telling my husband the other day that I wanted to buy a small piece of original art from an artist that I really admire and he said, "Why??" and I said "It would be cool to have some original art," He looked at me all funny for a minute then said, "What do you think is all over our walls?" I guess it's hard to say it's original art when you're the one who created it. :)

    I've really loved these posts about how you're decorating your home.

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  5. WOW. Stuff like that totally blows my mind because I am not creative like that. But I wish I was. :)

    PS. Thanks for the very nice review of my book. That was so sweet. You totally made my week. :)

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  6. These are amazing!! You know I'm a crazy fan of yours and this is why!!

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  7. argh! blogger ate my long comment!
    so i'll just say, EXCELLENT pics! :)

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  8. How cool! I love the painting, and the idea for the paper art is so cool! :)

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  9. Lmao, I feel the same way I can never master but I try anyways. It's beautiful

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  10. Whoa. Beautiful! You go with your bad a$$ self!

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