December 31, 2009

Taking over….

I’m taking over my son’s room! Well, not totally, but I’m getting there. He’s in college and while he was home last week he hardly noticed all the quilting material, sewing machines and craft items strewn about! Good thing, huh?

I bought these really cool Deka curtain wires from Ikea in November and I’ve been dying to put them up. I uploaded and printed off a bunch of my Art Journal pages to hang on the wire. Printed them out as 4 x 6 pictures, the dimensions weren’t exact when transferring from my 5 x 8 moleskine. But it was close enough. No sweat! The hard part was working with the wire. Luckily I had my handy-dandy husband to help. He has just about every tool known to man so, drilling, cutting and stud-finding wasn’t a big issue for him…..It’s also good to have a second set of hands to see where you want the 12ft wire to hang.

Above: I have to show you how cool Sue Doodles “Cosmic Dolly” looks here too! I adore her doodles and asked her if I could print off one of her creations. Being the sweetie that she is, she then just emailed the hi-resolution file to me. The only thing missing is her siggie!

What’s great is I get to hang lots of things on this wire! As you can see I’ve got a guitar Christmas ornament up there, in honor of my son allowing me to impose! I’ve put a 2 dollar bill in the line up, for New Year’s Prosperity. A couple of favorite notecards in there as well, too. I have 20 extra hooks to go crazy with in the coming months! Woo-Who!

View from sleeping! No worries, quite harmless if they were to fall on you!

Being that I am such a Visual Person, I love looking at all kinds of things colorful and creative!

How do you display your favorite pieces of art? Do you ever get over stimulated if you put too much stuff up? What inspires you visually?

Thanks for stopping by! Eden


Janet said...

I really like that idea! I definitely need something like that to display art, both mine and other friends. How nice that your son is letting you use his room. The wall color is great! My studio is painted green, too.

gypsy said...

Your post is so timely! I actually don't display any of my art ~ and that is one of my challenges for 2010 ~ to get some of my art out of the art baskets and onto the walls. I guess I don't know where to start! I like the idea of hanging art on wire lines. So cheerful!

Serena said...

What a great display idea! I found you via a comment you left on my Flickr account and I will definitely be back to visit more. Your work is so colourful, creative and captivating!

Kathy said...

I love this got these at IKEA? Do you quilt, paint, I looked at your journal you sell your art somewhere? Fill me in girl!

Eden said...

Thanks so much for your kind words everybody!

-Kathy, I don't sell anything online, but never know!! Yes I quilt some and not so much a painter, only attempting little stuff only!

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