Remember those vintage posters I was going to use to create a big collection on my wall? Well, I couldn't get over the fact that they didn't fit perfectly edge-to-edge in the 11x14 frames I purchased, and the frames couldn't be returned. So I made my own art instead!
I took the doodle below and used Illustrator to vectorize it, smooth it, move the elements around and color it. I arrived at the palette by taking a look at all the art I've purchased in the past 3 months (and plan to hang on opposing walls or in nearby rooms) and grabbing a few dominant colors. The colors I ended up with are bold, saturated and cross over a few different families, which isn't a coincidence at all. No matter how much I try to be soft & muted, it just doesn't come out that way! I also love patchwork, so the arrangement feels right, too. I wanted it to appear as though it was one large piece of art instead of 8 small pieces. And keeping the motif exactly the same in each one adds continuity to the final display as well.
The frames are spaced 1" apart, which makes the final size of the whole display 47" long by 29" high. I thought that would be plenty big enough on this wall, yet it still ended up dwarfed by the 9' ceiling! Too bad b/c it's there now. I really love the idea and the motif!!
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In my excitement to get this project done, I didn't test out the colors first - resulting in 3 perfect prints I cannot use. But maybe you can! They're offiicially up for grabs! Each one is 11" x 14" with a 1" white border - they'll be shipped in a stay-flat envelope.
I'll pick 3 random winners on Monday morning - I ask that the winners be willing pay for USPS shipping (paid via paypal). You'll have 24 hours to claim your goods, after which I will choose another winner.
To enter, leave a comment about which color makes you happiest to see each Spring and which print you'd most like to have.
(If you were looking for a fabric giveaway, I have 2 others coming up on other websites that I'll make sure to let you know about.)
above: background is a pale, minty, smoky blue
above: background is a make-no-bones-about-it chartreuse
above: background is a get-me-some-sunglasses canary yellow.