What's on my walls...

A client recently visited my home and made mention of the great impression that the art on my walls gives, I guess it may come as a surprise that most of it is inexpensive or DIY. It's ever changing and evolving, here's a little right-now tour...

Above Left: On the side of the kitchen facing the dining table we have the menu black board sticker, and above a row of bookmarks from the Canning Stock Route exhibition of glorious Aboriginal art. Above Right: The much cyber-acclaimed "Love It" painting, my own, inspired by a Kikki K gift card! Also on the wall, a curtain wire system from Ikea which I arranged into an 'S' shape for the kids art and a few bits.

 Above: In my study/studio/creative dervish, this is a collection of inspirational images torn from magazines (and can you spot the inspiration for the "love it" painting?!). Applied to 2 large canvases which are hung side by side creating a whole wall of inspiration.

Above: "One Bad Apple" can you spot the solo apple swinging it's own way? I created this large piece by individually cutting out 120 apple shapes (traced from an MDF shape from Bunnings) from a selection of materials which include printed and plain felts and scrapbooking papers and fabric offcuts. These were glued onto a BIG painted canvas, and (DIY framed with pine). the whole thing is about 1.2m across and makes quite a fun impact in our playroom.
  

 
Also in the family room, above left, is a cluster of random cuteness which includes some local artists, kids art, and gift cards by Schmooks. This then flows along to the dining room, right, with a large fabric covered canvas which ties back the reds from the apples, the green in the chairs and the blue in the adjoining lounge room (below).

 Above Left: A daggy bamboo coat rack got a colour shock with a coat of glossy yellow, It looks fabulous on an empty spot leading into our lounge room. Right: A row of framed gift cards, a handstitched garage sale find and a sarcastic "Keep Calm" canvas from Typo.

 ...and finally (for today at least), Above Left: A silhouette cuckoo clock from Typo and a huge ornate framed mirror (was a garish crap gold finish until I painted it with chalk board paint). Above right: the latest addition to our lounge room, a Winnie the Pooh quote which speaks volumes about all of the males I have ever lived with! It's from the Empressionista.
What does the art in your home say about you?

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