Now that the craft shack is done and I'm mostly moved in it's time to convert the former craft room to a nursery. Several nursery posts coming up. Consider yourself warned.
First up, the wall of art conceived and started way back in March (see last photo).
It looks more or less how I envisioned despite the fact that I did a crummy job arranging the frames. All the art is made by us or friends so all free other than supplies. The frames are all recycled from cardboard boxes.
A tour: from top to bottom, left to right.
- A note Biscuit wrote to the baby while she was in kindergarten early in my pregnancy.
- A melted wax "directed" art project Biscuit did in kindergarten.
- Eric Carle water color building blocks. Tutorial here.
- Biscuit's Eric Carle inspired water color collage
- A sunprint of one of our chicken feathers (they're molting right now, plenty of feathers around)
- A drawing Mr. H did of a helicopter (drawn in 1984)
- Biscuit's watercolor resist alphabet. Described here.
- A little watercolor I did this morning to fill a hole in the layout
- An I love you leaf print. Described here.
- An original painting by artist Lauren Brandy which I received for free (!) as part of her "unlaced" series.
And the bird mobile shown at the bottom of this post.
I kind of love the cardboard frames embellished with simple black pen designs. Biscuit did a few and I did the rest. We didn't worry about perfection on those frames and they still work great.
Next up: Oscar's dresser.