Last week I picked up a free issue of Edible Sacramento, and found it packed with local fare. Recipes. Restaurant reviews. Farmers market locations and... ads. Beautiful ads! I made a mental note to save one of the ads for my inspiration book, but instead ended up framing and hanging it.
I love the muted color palette and the retro vibe. And the fact that it was an actual place in a neighboring town made it special.
The frame is a Ribba from IKEA, and the whole project cost $10! And it only took me about twenty minutes from start to finish, including very carefully cleaning the glass in the frame--only to notice a husky hair in between the glass and the matting once it was all hung and pretty. Oh well. I've learned to just let. some. things. go.
Here's a closeup.
AT about how a family had given up buying art for their home for a significant period of time, because they had to budget their money elsewhere, so their walls were sad and blank. I understand, really, I do. But, c'mon, anything can be ART. As long as something speaks to you, it's art! Display it! I've had a page ripped from a domino magazine in a tweed herringbone frame for years, and people comment on it all the time. It's a cute camping scene with a cute guy and a cute gal, a tent, a truck, some dhurries, and camping gear, and I absolutely love it. It is my little escape whenever I glance at it, because my fav pass-time is camping with my hubs.
So, I encourage everyone to rethink ART. For example, the next time you pull a fortune out of a cookie at Panda Express, if it speaks to you, frame it. [mental note: next mini project] And, please share your art projects. I love to read about them. Big or small, cheap or pricey, whichever. Maybe we can inspire one another.
Happy hump day!