Resist This! Painting on masking tape and finding my home style!

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Yesterday I started masking out my first ever resist painting. I’ve been seeing Pins go by on Pintrest about it and how simple and fun a way it is to decorate your home! I want art everywhere! I’ve been on a mission to make my home more to my personal taste and liking. I’ve been getting rid of things that I don’t really need or want, and particularly things that don’t reflect my personal style!

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I love things on strings and old beat up suitcases! My friend, Juniper, gave me that suitcase many years ago and I always think of her when I see it. It has very real value to me!

As a result of my efforts it’s looking a lot more like what I want it to look like around here.I don’t know about you but my life gets cluttered up pretty quickly. With kids, a cat, and my hubby there always seems to be an endless supply of things to pick up!

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This picture isn’t the best, but I wanted to show off my piles of mail and of course all the art and letters littering my space. It feels like home! And when your house feels like home, it makes it easier to feel inspired and create.

So what is your home style? Do you make art at home? Talk to me and tell me what makes you happy!

– Jessanne S

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Painted Letters Color Blind

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I few weeks ago I bought a whole bunch of painted MDF letters out of the cheap bins at my local craft store. They were bright and punchy colors! Hot pink, orange, blue, red, and white! All of them went really well in my house and I’ve had fun spelling words with my son and leaving meaningless words all over the house to be seen.

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I thought even more colors would be a good idea, don’t you agree? I have enough that I can change a few letters and add more color variety to the already fun selection. So the E is going aqua, (actually I think the acrylic color name is “Cloudless”).

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And here is an S that is going to turn “Green Apple”, oh the envy of the other letters! It’s a fun project to distract myself, and I get to add even more fun and color to the grey fall days around here. What are you doing to scratch your artistic itch? Post a comment and tell me!

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Also I am finishing up a hand painted birthday card for my friend’s 1 year old on September 23rd! It’s belated but it will still be fun to send it along! She’ll be making a scrap book from all the cards she received from her daughter’s Card Shower! I love the idea and I have to get it done! More pictures when I get a chance.

Happy thoughts to everyone, and don’t be shy to send some my way! Even if I can’t see straight (optic neuritis has struck again!), I’m sitting here breaking all the rules that I can in the realm of art.. I sure hope you are too!

Sincerely,
Jessanne