Wednesday, May 6, 2015

10 Things I am Loving

Baby Highstreet's 1st Birthday Inspiration on California Peach

hand painted constellation art

I was really having a tough week last week and then I read this post by blogger Lesley W. Graham.  I thought how nice it was and that I want to try it too!  So here's my post, inspired by hers.

10 Things I am Loving:

1.  My son's 1st birthday!!  So hard to believe it's nearly here.  At first I thought I didn't want to do anything big, but later I found myself wanting to celebrate all the hard work we put into it as new parents just as much as his being one year old - so I've started gathering a few ideas!
Sources:  G Marquee Light, Triple-Chocolate Cookies

2.  This hand painted constellation art, and well, the whole bathroom really - I just adore the bright white walls and tile paired with the darker wood.

Painting by Nathan Fowkes on his Land Sketch Blog

White Washed Planked Walls

Felt Wild Flower Wreath by the Felt Flower Shop

3.  Nathan Fowkes Land Sketch Blog and the Color & Light class I am currently taking which is taught by Nathan!

4.  White washed Planked walls!

5.  The Felt Flower Shop.  I adore this Felt Wildflower Wreath.  Yellow is the cheeriest color, I love to look at it.  It's just gorgeous being paired with the black and white stripe ribbon too.

Photographic Reference and Art of Gansters by Dean Cornwell

6.  The above reference photo paired with the painting that used it, both by Dean Cornwell.   The real kicker here is that the guys posing as the gangsters were all famous illustrators and friends of Cornwell!  (The fact that it makes me giddy makes me a total art nerd, I know.)

If you are like me and want to make this art nerd obsession official check out "Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera" and this Twitter feed, @referenceforart.  <3 <3 <3

7.  I was reminded recently of an antique store find I had to pass up a while back:  it was a vintage, completely handmade wooden horse model that an artist would use for reference.  It was a dark walnut color complete with tiny nails to hold it together and all.  Similar one here.  It was absolutely gorgeous, I wanted it both for decor and to use as reference for my own art!  Perhaps one day I will come across one again...

Dark Grey DIY Paneled Accent Wall

Zoe and Scout Dogs

8.  The above dark grey DIY paneled accent wall!!!  It's on my check list to do this in the master bedroom.

9.  My two dogs!  Zoe (short for Zoetrope (Animators anyone?)) and Scout.  Just LOVE these girls!!!

10.  Finding out an artist friend of mine had work featured on Serena and Lilly, and simply the fact that their shop carries original art for sale!!!  I love it!!!  (and I want in!)  ;)

xo. m

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