Recently, I've realized that the dark wall color in my living room and lack of light bearing windows makes my front room a dim cave most of the time. In search of ways to brighten it up, without repainting, I came across an idea that I immediately fell in love with.
On Lisa Burke's blog, she posted about how to create a large painting full of text and I knew immediately that it was the perfect thing for my home (and I already had the perfect canvas ready to go!)
I went down the the basement, found some old white house paint, primed the surface and searched through songs to find something that reflects what I am feeling at the moment. I chose two verses from 'home' by Pink Floyd.
Now I just need to make some new colorful pillows so that my living room will look half as trendy as Lisa's! (I really should go back and take a photo during another time of day with a camera other than my iPhone...but whatevs)
I was so in love with Lisa's painting that I also really wanted to create one with the ee cummings poem, 'I carry your heart.' I had another large canvas so I decided to paint it and take it to school to spruce up my room for the year.
Anyway, I decided that the worthless back corner behind my desk needed a makeover so I have been busy this summer clearing away the clutter. You can kind of see the 'before' picture of this corner and the old poster collage on the wall behind my desk in this photo.
Have you done anything new in your classroom? What song or poem would you paint on a large canvas?
If you are interested in stretching your own large canvases, check out my DIY on the Birds of a Feather blog from last summer.
Thanks for reading!!