what i love most - framed

Just in time for the holidays, I have launched a few new prints in the etsy shop! Most continue to be watercolour-based, but I have been having fun with some graphic stuff too. I designed this “be brave” print to eventually use in Maya’s room. These two prints were painted by my grandmother (the “audrey” in “audrey + gem”). They were on a scrap piece of paper in a sketchbook, but I thought they were just so pretty. After some… Read more »

Happy Friday, guys! So here is the last art project for our ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape week. I racked my brain and perused pinterest for a while to think about this third canvas. I didn’t want to do any kind of geometric pattern after finishing up the triangle piece, so when I saw a tree drawing online that was sort of boxy and straight, it was the perfect inspiration for a shape that could made with tape. Here is what I… Read more »

So we’re back with art project number 2 in our ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape original artwork week! One of the more obvious ways of using tape to create some original artwork is to do a geometric pattern of some kind. Since triangles have been working their way up the trend meter lately (which I am totally digging), I thought this would be the perfect inspiration. With my ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape in hand, I cut a whole bunch of triangles – not… Read more »

I was recently in touch with the folks over at 3M who make ScotchBlue painter’s tape. They wanted to send me a few rolls and see what kind of projects I could get up to. Well, I thought it would be fun to do a week of DIY artwork using the tape. It’s always nice to add original artwork to your home, right? And using painter’s tape? How easy-peasy is that? The three projects I’m going to share this week… Read more »

Progress on the nursery has been pretty steady going. We just have a few small details to get to that finish line! I had hinted before that I wanted to do a gallery wall above the pink + gold dresser that I refinished. It was a great big blank piece of white wall – perfect for a mish mash of frames. My first step in creating a gallery wall is to always take stock of my frame situation. In this… Read more »

Now that we’re checking a few of the bigger things off our nursery to-do list, my brain is wandering over to the small details. These are always the thing that really make a room, don’t you think? With artwork and accessories, a room can all of a sudden can feel put together, full of personality, and welcoming. I’ve got a stack of frames that I’m ready to do something with, so I’ve been browsing around for DIY artwork ideas. My… Read more »

I don’t know about you guys, but I always get re-invigorated in the spring and am ready to get going on projects I have been putting off on the to-do list, switch up the accessories in our pad for brighter, spring-y things, and add or switch out artwork. One great (and affordable) way of adding some artwork into your home is with free printables. There are tons of lovely graphic designers and bloggers out there who whip these up for the… Read more »

Some new pieces are up in the etsy shop! Thought I’d share a few of them here. The pink version of the ‘i love canada’ print has been pretty popular, so I thought I’d add another colour variation – red and navy. I can’t get enough of hippos, so I thought this sunny yellow guy would make a great addition. Perfect for a kid’s room or as a baby shower gift! I have started to combine some of my animals… Read more »

Last August, I posted about the new gallery wall in our hallway (not so new anymore!). I did the one main wall at the time, always with plans of adding additional frames on the opposite wall. Well, I finally got around to it. Better late than never, right? Reminder – here is the wall ‘o frames phase 1. And here was blanky blankerson wall on the opposite side, staring back at me every day saying “gimme some frames, yo!”. I… Read more »

Okay, so back to our side entrance way makeover we have going on. Just to jog your memory, here is the official “before” and getting it ready for the makeover, and here is where we painted the accent wall a mellow turquoise and the door a bright yellow. Next up was to get some art on those walls. I had always envisioned a gallery of photos/prints/paintings on the main wall, to add some interest and make use of how tall it is. I… Read more »