5 posts tagged artwork
Celebrated primarily in India and Nepal, Holi is the Hindu celebration of spring. Although the impetus for Holi is rooted in Hindu tradition and mythology, the festivities involved for this particular holiday are one of the very reasons for its awesomeness. Each spring, Holi celebrators take to the streets for an explosive bout of revelry that involves spraying one another with handfuls of colored pigments and perfume. Easter pays homage to the colors of spring through colored eggs and vibrant jelly beans, but in all honesty, Holi seems to take the cake in terms of color and fun.
What a beautiful piece of art! Of course, if you’re not feeling very crafty (or you can’t access the items needed) you can download the artwork via the Design Sponge newsletter - I joined up tonight!
How To Make Custom Blown Up Artwork | Man Made DIY
This is my favourite of the custom blown up artworks. I’m a bit of a typography nut and I love the old style handwriting, so a giant vintage letter is gorgeous to me. In fact I’ve been trying to work out what to hang above my bed and I think I would either do this or a blown up front and back of a vintage playing card (as pictured in the set of photos in the link). I’m off to Google Images to find some pics!
Super Easy, Super Quick, Low Cost Graphic Art | Curbly
I’m going to say it: buying things for baby girls is more fun than baby boys. Disagree with me if you will, but there are tons of amazing its and pieces of art for girls, but boys… it usually ends up being trucks or dinosaurs. Boring. If you’re wanting to decorate the room of the little boy in your life, I personally think you can’t go past these super cool art works! They’re modern and fun and customizable. Actually I might just make some of these for myself!
Lying On The Floor Of The Night Before | Castle
Handstitched with love on a variety of fabrics, including vintage French linen, flax Belgian linen, Australian wool and moleskin, these original pieces are embroidered using a number of fabrics like felt, linen, wool, velvet and cotton. Occasionally we will offer a limited edition, with the signature specifying the number produced.
I’m in love with all the pieces by Castle, but this one especially because it’s lyrics from one of my favourite Cure songs! Just gorgeous.
How To: Arrange Your Artwork
I found this lovely message in my inbox and want to share with you all!
Okay, so I need help for a crafty project I’m trying to do! I have a bunch of old Vogue magazines and the like, and I want to cut out some of the beautiful spreads and make use of them in some way (collage, etc.) instead of just throwing them out! I would ideally like to create something to hang on my wall, but I’m not sure how to decorate with them without it looking cheap and/or stupid, haha. Please give me some tips if you can! Also, I love your blog. :)
Right, let’s get started!
First of all, before I could afford picture frames I would decorate my walls with magazine pictures and blu tac! There is a real art to it - if you stick them haphazardly on the wall it will end up looking like a 12 year old’s wall covered with posters of pop stars. Fail. Seeing we want to have something sophisticated instead, here are a few ideas on how to decorate with magazine pics!
Firstly: it’s a good idea to make a folder with all your pics. One thing that will help with keeping it looking neat is trying to use pictures that are in the same colour range or subject. If you have a ton to choose from this makes it easier. It also means that you can change it up when you get bored quickly and it saves your favourite pics from getting crumpled or damaged if the magazine does.
And now onto the displaying part!
Picture 1: A set of clip boards can easily be hung either on nails or with 3M hooks. Hang them in uniform (i.e. six in a row or six on top and six below). You can then easily change what you want to display. If you can score some vintage ones, even better! (image source: littlegreendesigns)
Picture 2: A ‘clothes line’ for your pics is super easy and you can hang a lot of pictures at once! I actually have this in my house in the hall way. Try using miniature pegs for extra cuteness! As in the picture you can have two lines one above the other or you could just have the one. (image source: pufflingscoop)
Picture 3: This one is from Martha (of course!) These are job jackets and are super easy to use! You can get them in different sizes which means you can put in different sized pics. You could go for a uniform display such as all the same size with three above, three below, or you could stick them up like in the picture shown. Just slip your picture in and when you’re bored with it, pull it out and add a new one. (source: marthastewart)
Picture 4: OK, if none of the above are appealing to you, you can go for the stick it straight on the wall approach! This pic is a great example of how to pin your items up to keep it looking good. You could even try adding in bits and bobs (like wooden letters or other trinkets). (image source: designholeonline)