Monday, January 9, 2012

Life is Art

And what better way to display art than on canvas?

Using merely blank canvases, paint, photos, and matte Mod-Podge, I turned some of our life moments into works of art.

Now that the Christmas decorations are down, these are adding warmth and a special touch to our home.

I used some old Wild Asparagus scrapbook paper to create a background for a recent photo of Jimmy and me on a painted canvas.  Some tags added to a scrap of burlap gave character and a touch of romance to some battery operated candles that I've had forever.

I chose two recent favorite photos of the kids, taken by a sweet girl in our youth group.  A little editing and I printed them off and put them on canvas.  They were simple and afforable to make, but are masterpieces to this mom.

I stop to look them as day turns to dusk and the last sunlight streams through the windows...

Life is art.

Capture its beauty.  Display it on canvas.  Set it on your tabletop.

Pause as you pass by to look and remember.

(Joining the lovely Marty at Tabletop Tuesday.)


  1. You did such a nice job with the photos. I can understand why you enjoy looking at them. Your family is beautiful. Visiting from A Stroll Thru Life. We are your neighbor (Red Kitchen Vignettes).

  2. I love it! I am going to have to try it! You always give me such great ideas!