Archive for May, 2013

I am so impressed with Puerto Rico…

And the creativity I found there!

We stopped in for some chilled coffee at a cafe and this is what we found!

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Cool, eh?

Look Closer…

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It is made from old book covers!

How cool is that?

And there is more!

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Don’t be distracted by Jim’s great looks…

That is a piece made from old wooden spoons and a small mirror above his cute head!

Loved this place!

After the trip to the cafe we went to the Museo De Las Americas.

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Where we ran into BASURA by Nick Quijan

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Yes…
Basura means Trash.

And Yes, this Artist made Art from Trash!

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Trash he found on one stretch of beach in Old San Juan right there in Puerto Rico!

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I love these “men”!

And…
So inspired by the art and creativity around me…
I started to see art in everything…

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Here…

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And there…

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And that pile too!

I searched, gathered and took home my own little pile!

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I wish I could have taken more of those little pieces of drift wood home with me…
There were thousands of them!

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And who doesn’t love sea glass?

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Playing with my finds…

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I like it!

I can’t wait to put those pieces to work for me…

Not sure it will be this sunburst or what…

But I am sure I will tell you all about it!

Keep your eyes and mind open…
Beauty is everywhere…
And…
In everything…
And Everybody!

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GO TO…Our Own Big World!

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My favorite kind of project too!

I come up with the Mid Century Modern-esque design…

And Jim did most of the work!

The Inspiration…

The Shutters that I designed and had made!

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Next we picked the numbers…

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We wanted brushed metal and ones that stand off the wall a bit…and we found them online!

Then we gathering wood scraps!

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Wood = Check!

It is always a good idea to lay out the numbers!

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Numbers in Position = Check!

The Colors!

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Although the house is white, light aqua blue and a pale-ish yellow…

The brush metal numbers would not “pop” on any of those colors.

So when we are in doubt, we always go to our favorite color…

ORANGE!

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Awesome!

I painted…
And the rest was left to Jim!

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He Measured…

and Attached!

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Looking Good!

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Oh So Good!

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And there you go…

The done numbers with the house!

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He took out that wire and attached the numbers to the house!

Although it is not “perfect”, we did get thumbs ups from our neighbors!  

(I had to explain to Jim perfect is just a word.)

We love it!  

Now we need to find affordable Mid-Century Modern-esque cool outdoor lights to match…

And how to incorporate just a bit more orange outside too!  

If you like Mid Century Modern Stuff…

Click bellow to check out My Esty Shop for some great Buys!

Our Own Big World!

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