Friday, January 9, 2009

What's your sign?

Raise your hand if you don't have a decoration on your wall that exhibits words along with some kind of artistic imagery.



*crickets chirp*



I thought so!

The thing is, signs are a great way to express sentiments or reminders of encouragement for ourselves and all who visit. They are like little plaques saying, "This is who I am."

In some cases they are used as labels for not just the contents of our heart and mind but the contents of our home. What kind of things do you love and surround yourself with? That in mind I created this for my friend's mom, Judy as a birthday gift. (she's my friend too, not just "my friend's mom"!)

This was made after I came up with the photo art project I posted a few days ago using the photo of my parents. And you know from my previous post that I like old junk vintage treasures and so I came up with a word combination, font style and finish that would represent that. It's a bit tongue-in-cheek with the "miscellany" followed by "etc." but I like a little humor in everyday things.
Doesn't this pretty much describe what's in your home? It sure does mine! Although I'm not sure which I have most of - books or miscellany. I even have a book about miscellany. [Yeah really] I may have to make one of these for myself!
Thanks to picnik, my printer, some scrapbook paper, some "distress ink", a piece of balsa wood, a razor knife, jute string, duct tape and plain brown paper I have a fun little gift. And all put together with love, humor and personality - that's always a good sign.

1 comment:

Craft Matters said...

Thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my blog! Your stuff is great too... I *do* have some words on my wall - a poem by WB Yeats - it cheers me every time I read it. I agree with you that they do say 'this is who I am'. Great post!