I'm all out of canvases which is why I'm using this wrapping paper and have pulled out all my paper scraps. I think it will work nicely framed. A black frame perhaps. Speaking of frames. I'm thinking black will work the best for this cool print below by the awesome Lisa Congdon.
I just bought this FAB print from Mati'setsy shop. I am such a fan of hers, so now I will take the long trip to IKEA for another frame for my wall and oh yes there is plenty of room for more wonderful art! I just found Matte Stephensetsy shop and I truly can't decide which print to get? They're all so great! And I must say he has an impeccable interior dec style....geez....
I got these books a long time ago and they're really inspiring. I'm not the only one to think so, take a peek here and here.
And of course a little jeu de paume for decorating my new apartment. (Can I still call it new after 2 months?)
I even got some of my art up - put it there myself, thank you very much. Shannon's gorgeous girls and Jackie's amazing lino cut prints, all of which I will love forever! A little piece of art by my son and a frame my daughter decorated. Also my own painting. The one that has gone bad from using the kids paint....duh!
Anyway, I am very pleased about our apartment so far and I hope to "finish up" pretty soon. I know I will always get new idea's for decorating, but for now, I would just like to be done....
It means soooo much to me, that I have this world - Blogland - and I can't stress this enough: It really helps me through this time in my life!
I have started to pack up my stuff. I started in my craft room and the attic. Phew....I sure have a lot of stuff.
I have also started to purchase some of the things, that I will need in our new place. Like towels and the likes on the above photo. The tea towels are from our trip to Sweden. I got them in Åhléns and they are muchos pretty. I need some more of them! I also got some of the fab fabrics below, that I've been yearning for, ever I since I laid my eyes on them the first time. They were actually the first thing I saw, when I stepped into the streets of Jönsköping! (From iems.)
Don't you just looove the part with Elisabeth's name? I totally freaked out, when I saw it! Oh, and by the way - she has opened an etsy shop, where you can buy her gorgeous print!
I recently bought some new paint. See I've been using the kids poster paint and it is not good! The paintings I already made looks awful now...bah! I also got some new canvases and took a look at my Great Grandpas old paint box - isn't it marvelous? A lot of my ancestors have painted at some point in their lives and my Grandpas brother was living as an artist - I like that, I'm very intrigued, but I don't really need a new hobby, now do I?
(The "owl-Christmas-tree" print is made by Elisabeth - I SO, so love it! I will buy a black Ribba frame for it in IKEA and hang it on my wall - can hardly wait!)
I have a thing for little plastic characters. This is from the shelves in my daughters room. Barbapapas, an M&M's girl from a pack of M&M's, a thrifted Power Puff girl and Sesame Street lunch box and thermos, bought on ebay!
Snoopy is from McDonald's. He came in 3 Happy Meals 3 or 4 years ago. As you can see, he used to stand alone on my son's desk. No bird. But just the other day, we found the bird at the local indoor flea market. I was ECSTATIC! Oh and my son was pretty thrilled too ;o) See, I think mostly the "gifts" at McDonald's are crap (luckily we don't go there often - I really don't appreciate all the clutter of tiny crap toys), but once in a while I really love it. Like these Moomin cards......I say cool!
The lion poster is from MY room. It's from a play I went to see with my son, when he was all most 3. Lovely illustration.