Holidays are often the most exciting and fun time you will every have in your life. We all love the memories of that time away from home to remember forever, but what will help to provoke these happy thoughts of adventures?
Social media makes it easy these days to hold dear and share such holiday experiences and memories, but sometimes there is nothing like an image on the wall to trigger that good time feeling. Wether it is a displayed or framed photo, or a print, painting, ornament, shell or just a stick off the beach, as long as it makes you smile.
I have a good friend and picture framing customer who travels frequently. Each time they are away, I often wonder what to expect on their return. Will it be a piece of drift wood, a print or like the above picture, a locally painted image from Peru.
The newly framed image made me smile, as I worked hard to compliment the image with the detailed mount and simple orange frame. I hope you agree, I believe this framed art with it's vibrant colours can't help to make you smile.
Make the most of you life experiences, surround yourself with art and images that make you smile. (-:
Here we have a mirror I painted in the same colour as the wall. The shape of the simple dado rail style moulding, was enough to give a contrast against the wall to achieve the effect I was looking for. The only extra I applied was a brush on clear wax, once dried and buffed, it gave a delightful satin sheen.
The idea of wall art, picture framing or interior decoration needing to be expensive, is just not the case. I picked the mirror in the above picture up for free, as a result of frame damage at car boot sale. The frame was removed and replaced with a dado style moulding for pence per meter and painted. Granted if you are not handy cutting the wood, then of course a joiner or picture framer can help.
My conclusion is, some of the most simple and inexpensive things, can have the most dramatic effect.
Interested to here what you think?