Showing posts with label diy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label diy. Show all posts

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Stylish free downloads

I like to change the background of my gadgets quite regularly, especially my laptop. I spend so much of my days sitting in front of it that I prefer to have a bright image to cheer me up in the winter or a motivating quote. There are A LOT of free desktop wallpapers on the net, but so many of them are just a little bit bland or so absolutely full of images that it’s impossible to find what I want. Over time I have come across a few good websites that have plenty of choice but their selections are much more the style I like!

This blog is my absolute favourite! The dress your tech posts are full of really colourful backgrounds not only for your laptop, but also tablet, phone, etc. There is a mixture of interest patterns, bright florals and motivational quotes that aren’t twee at all. I couldn’t love it more. I also follow DLF on Instagram as she is always posting lots of bright photos which are straight up my street.


Sunday, 8 February 2015

DIY chicken art for hen weekend

My friend Daisy is getting married in a couple of months, and this weekend we celebrated her hen weekend in Bath. Ruth and Anna, the two bridesmaids, did a truly amazing job organising a weekend for all of us to meet and get to know each other better and give Daisy a weekend to remember.

This little art project was part of it. We were asked to create a picture of a chicken (one of Daisy's favourite animals) and write a message for her on the back. We could choose anything we liked, from photography, collage, a drawing... 

Monday, 12 January 2015

How to create a gallery wall

Gallery walls are all the rage at the moment, and there is good reason why. They are a great way to add some individuality to our homes. Not one of them is the same. You can mix and match styles of prints you like, photographs from your travels, witty quotes,... the possibilities are endless. They make us feel that bit more creative.

However, a gallery wall can be daunting as well. I moved into my new home a year ago exactly, and I only just put my pictures up twenty minutes ago. Why did it take me so long? Well, part of it is that I give everything a lot of thought - too much, possibly. When I moved in there was a lot to do, as I moved from a one bedroom tiny cottage to a two bedroom house that is considerably bigger. I had to think about curtains, furniture for my second bedroom, painting the walls, and a very long etcetera. After six weeks I was exhausted and I took a break from all things home, and my walls became neglected. My gallery wall is above my sofa, so I rarely see it when I am sitting down reading or watching tv, so I grew used to it.

However, I have been proactively looking at artwork online since the summer, but it was so confusing. Should I start from the composition and shapes or choose the artwork that I liked? In the end, I did a bit of both. 

1. Start from one or two prints you love and work around them
I bought the beautiful origami animals print from artfinder.com. Then I saw the "Don't worry, be yonce" print on Etsy as a downloadable image and I bought it straight away. 

2. Decide what composition you would like
From there I started playing in my head with different compositions. If you're stuck for ideas, Pinterest will be your best friend. Have a play and change it as much as you need to. This is how mine started.


 
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