Monday, January 10, 2011

Gallery Wall

I'm working on a gallery wall in our family room (above the couch):



And I just ordered two beautiful pieces from Etsy.com.. I got them both for around $50! I LOVE Etsy.

This piece is original and by one of my favorite artists Gretchen Kelly:



This one is a print by artworm.. I love that it looks so inviting.



I've been playing around with watercolors lately and putting them in the booth. I really love painting and the connection it has to my past. Both my grandmother and great-grandmothers were artists.

I was completely shocked and ecstatic when I found out this piece sold:


I recently painted this magnolia blossom:



I really like painting on used recycled packing paper. Maybe I'm crazy, but I like knowing I'm using something that would normally end up in a landfill and making it beautiful.

I'm definitely not a professional, but I really love doing it and I think I'll make a piece for our pending gallery wall.

The magnolia piece is still available in our booth if anyone is interested (shameless plug) ;)

And on a side note, we're having CRAZY snow as is most of the east coast. Here is Charlotte from earlier this morning:


I snagged that parka in the $2.50 bin at Target. I think she was thankful I did!

One more thing! Today is the last day for the January giveaway! Click here to enter if you haven't already!

22 comments:

  1. Bryn! Your magnolias are beautiful and I love your tree too!!! keep at it- you're really talented!!
    xoxo,
    lauren

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  2. Brynn, I love your magnolia watercolor -I also save that packing paper ..for my daughter's "creations" - I may swipe some for my own! :) I really like seeing how you are building your rooms & can't wait to see how you transform your master...Thanks for sharing your creative-beautiful work!

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  3. You definitely have the "art" gene!!! I am impressed. We had about 6 inches of snow last night here in Atlanta.

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  4. theFrugalEcologistMarch 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    Wow, your magnolia blossom is great! I love that nude, I will have to check out Gretchen Kelly. Thanks for posting!

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  5. you are so talented! I love the magnolia painting!

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  6. Your magnolia painting looks great! I am excited to see your gallery wall. We are planning on doing the same above our sofa...I just can't decide what exactly I want to do.

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  7. I LOVE the first one! So much so that I may have to copy you!!
    Your magnolia sketch is gorgeous!

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  8. Very nice Bryn! So exciting that your piece sold! I really like the lines of the magnolia blossom- beautiful!

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  9. Love the Gretchen Kelly painting. And your magnolia looks great!
    We just started our effort to hang some of our art... I kind of have an art collecting problem. I just did a post on our blog detailing a small chunck of our collection, if you're interested!
    www.twonineonefour.blogspot.com

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  10. Your art is so beautiful! I mean both the pieces you selected and what you created. Lovely!

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  11. I love the art! I would love to know your strategy/approach to finding things (specifically, art) on etsy. I'm really overwhelmed by the vast number of things available, and I hate that that limits me from discovering some of the great stuff that's out there!

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  12. recycledconsignanddesignMarch 27, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    I think your art is beautiful...I love the idea of using {RE}Cycled items too :) Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I wish I had a good answer to this - I don't really have a "trick" to Etsy. The majority of the time I find great things from the homepage (when they feature certain artists). Keep checking the home page and you'll be sure to find some great things!

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  14. Jordan @ the2seasonsMarch 27, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    The art is beautiful love it!

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  15. hey lady! thanks for stopping by ... too funny, because I actually MEANT to call Isabella so I could follow you on Twitter ... but a blog is even better!!! unfortunately, I didn't write it on my to-do list ...
    beautiful artwork! you are a woman of many talents!

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  16. I really love that piece by Gretchen Kelly!

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  17. Tiffany @ Savor HomeMarch 27, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    I'm doing a gallery in my loft, so I look forward to seeing what yours is going to look like. I love those prints, too! Once you get all of the prints, are you going to draw a template before you hang them up?

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  18. It sure is! I'm so glad I kept it :) I can't wait to read in it when it gets warmer (right now it's too cold by the windows).

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  19. The magnolia is amazing! I also love the painting by Gretchen Kelly. Can't wait to see the finished look!
    abby

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  20. What a talent you are. It really must run in the family. And I am so glad to see that amazing chair back in there. It still really is, right?

    jbhat

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  21. I have been looking at the interior paintings by Gretchen Kelly for months now - I had no idea she painted nudes as well! Love them - great colors!

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  22. LOVE the magnolia painting...is it still available?

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