you combine a thursday night and the feeling that you need to just do something. for the first time in a long time, i was desperately turning to my hobby to have a bit of an escape. not that anything was wrong, i just felt the need to create something. to feel that accomplishment. well, thursday night i had the right combo of energy, insight to what i might be able to do and the materials. so i went for it.
it’s nothing major, just updating some frames around the house to give the frames and the spaces they were in a little new look. a couple of weekends ago, i went through a clean sweep of sorts with our gallery frames. the pics that were in there had been in for a while and i wanted to give them a new look. so, i printed several new photos at my neighborhood wal-mart (one hour, of course, because i’m still trying to learn patience). end result: refreshed frames!
that wasn’t quite enough though. i had these two other multi-opening frames on our stairway landing that had random photos in them from about six years ago. definitely time for a change. since we have pics everywhere else, i went the patterned paper route again, this time focusing on a slate blue/grass green/grey/white color palette to complement the house. i’m pretty happy with this too. very super simple and will be easy to update whenever i want. (note: i’m even thinking about adding a stamp embellishment to the small solid squares. still thinking about that.)
let’s just say that yes, this was a super simple little change…a really easy way to feel a little bit creative when i really needed it. i’m getting the bug to dig into another big(ger) project….more ideas for childrens’ wall art, possibly a small(ish) sewing project…we’ll see what comes from this weekend.
i hope that anyone reading this finds that something in your life that you can turn to when you need a diversion or an escape or a small way to make your everyday feel complete.
here’s to a (hopefully) crafty weekend,