Today I did something that I've never done before. I expanded my artistic tendencies and painted a couple of pictures for my girls' room. I've painted walls before, (actually just got done painting the girls' room,) and I've made art pieces before, but never with paint. Using paint creatively has always scared me; my medium of choice has been textiles or paper. It was scary, intimidating, and very unknown, but it was also rewarding--I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out.
My inspiration--I saw this print (on canvas) at Target and thought it'd look great in the girls' room (it's about 11" sq):I was further inspired to make something similar. I bought 2 canvases at Michaels and made 8x10 paintings with their initials on them. I did Audrey's first (looks much more experimental and unpolished, but hey):Followed by Melinda's (a little better already):Lot's of imperfections, but not too shabby for a first attempt I think. Here's a picture of some furniture I put together to help organize the room (you also get a better idea of the paint colors). Their room is BRIGHT, (a bit brighter than is showing on my computer screen,) but fun too, and the yellow on the walls is a great color. The trim I can live with, for now (they like it--I guess their room isn't ALL about me...)