We grow together

I smile and allow myself to be enveloped by a medley of warm and fuzzy feelings when I imagine covering the walls of our home with one-of-a-kind art pieces that conjure up memories of times well spent and people greatly loved. But because I’m a girl on a budget, I’m not quite as fond of the price tag that comes with many unique paintings and prints, and I don’t have the skill set to put pen to paper and create epic masterpieces on my own either. To solve the conundrum of having champagne taste on a beer budget, I’ve been known to use three methods: repurpose projects my friends have created (like Eric’s concert posters), use canvaspop to print my favorite photographs, or get nifty with design software to make colorful mini-posters we can change with the seasons with minimal effort and cost.

Each method has proved an acceptable solution to my dilemma, so most recently, I’ve tried to bring extra pizazz to the house by once again employing the third of those tactics—creating art on the old lap top.  Recently I’ve been carried away by the enthralling shapes of some of the succulents in our neighborhood, and I thought perhaps that recent obsession could make for some nice hallway flair. I conjured up this little number one recent afternoon based on two of my favorite neighborhood cacti.

wegrowtogether

 

Like me, the print is a little cheesy, but I enjoyed coming up with a way to incorporate my favorite colors and our love of gardening, neighborhood walks and each other in one fun and simple piece. I printed the finished design on 8.5″ x 11″ card stock and bought a frame on clearance at Target to spruce it up. Not bad for hallway art.

we grow together framed

cactus art green and turquoise walls

 


4 Comments on “We grow together”

  1. kmom says:

    I don’t know how you did that, but I like it a LOT!

  2. Claire says:

    I think one-of-a-kind/homemade wall art just makes a house feel like a home. Love this one!

  3. grtescp says:

    that is great – really lovely!
    I have quite a few art works I got on etsy, affordable, unique and supporting artists.

  4. I am all about cheap, DIY art too. I’m looking into blowing up favorite photos from a vacation last year at Office Depot for around $10. They print B&W and aren’t crisp but I’m okay with a little bit of that for a giant print above my fireplace. Love your new blog layout btw!


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