Friday, March 5, 2010

The World's Easiest Artwork

I went to the gym this morning - early - and felt so invigorated from the experience that afterward I was inspired to create the following 'birdie' artwork:

Wanna know how I did it?
A couple of months back, I purchased a turquoise placemat for about $8. I got it home... and then wasn't sure what to do with it. It spent some time on the coffee table, then I leaned it up against the wall for a bit and after that it just sat around in a cupboard waiting for a rainy day and some inspiration. Well, it rained today!
Here's the original placemat:

I bought this cheapo canvas for $5.50:

... and while my poppit was sleeping, glued the two together with a bit of super glue!
I know, you are amazed by my artistic prowess. You don't have to say it.

Anyway, here it is again on the wall in Ferny's (congested) room. I will get around to editing the room at some point, probably when I redesign it into a 'little girl' room rather than a nursery. Until such time, its an eclectic goody bag of fun!

Have a great weekend...

birdieart2, originally uploaded by pinkorchid_designs.


  1. Hi Nicole, I love it! it looks great and I love Fern's room. What do you think you'll do to make Fern's room from a nursery to a little girl's room? Im also in that process of changing my toddlers room into a little girl's room and would love some ideas. Hope you're feeling well :) xx Marta

  2. Hi Nicole, it looks amazing!! I was super impressed when I first saw it - would never have known it was originally a placemat - what a creative use for it. Love it and love Fern's room x


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