Sunday, May 24, 2009

wood grain wall art hanging

I know it's a reality of being an artist but doesn't it suck to work so long on something and then not like it?? That's kind of how I feel about my latest project. Maybe it's not that I don't like it, maybe it's just that I don't like it for my living room. It might be perfect for a nursery or play room. What do you think?

I had the idea in my head and needed to find the right supplies at the right price. I ended up purchasing packs of thin cutting boards at Walmart. I'm sure there is a much better solution than the one I came up with, especially since the paint didn't stick to the plastic very well. But since I got new orange curtains I needed to paint the surfaces to match. After I painted them with cheap acrylics I measured and punched holes in each one and then connected them together with S hooks. I need to figure out a better way to hang the whole piece but first I wanted to see how it would look so I just used nails for now.

I cut the design elements out of wood grained contact paper that I found for $1. That was the fun part. I am really into organic shapes right now...have you noticed?

So that's my latest project. What do you think? There are so many stinkin things on my to do list and all I want to do right now is lay on the couch and watch Deadliest Catch. Seriously, what is up with that???


  1. you did that??? That AMAZING! You have an awesome blog... definitely going to keep up with this one :)

  2. That turned out beautifully....I love it.

    We've been watching alot of Deadlist Catch too. There repeats now.

  3. These rock, Ashley. I am amazed.

  4. I think it's beautiful. I love the colors. I actually found your blog from a Google alert about Deadliest Catch! Glad to see someone else appreciates the show as much as me.

  5. loving these!! you know how i feel about wood grain :) miss you!

  6. Please come to my house and help me out!!! I need your assistance and company.