Audrey Hepburn Painting

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I seriously cannot stop painting Audrey Hepburn! Here is an expressionistic depiction of her character from her film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. She was an amazing figure, not only because of her stunning beauty but also because of her generous heart. Her kindness led her to help impoverished children during her time as an ambassador to the United Nations Children’s Fund. As a result she was awarded several humanitarian awards.

The original painting can be found at this link: http://etsy.me/2f7p6xt

Fresh Walls: Build a Gallery Wall

Gallery Wall

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Gallery walls are such a great way to display your treasures. It is a neat and fun way to share the things that you are interested in and it will certainly communicate your personality to the observer. We have been seeing so many gorgeous wall galleries on hgtv, West Elm, and Lauren Conrad’s home. They gave us great inspiration for our dream wall gallery.

We were able to get great tips from Lauren Conrad’s recent article, Home Makeover: How to Build a Gallery Wall. “…Choose pieces that have a common thread—a certain color for example,” team LC writes. We chose pink! Plus a tad bit of gold here and there. We used gorgeous prints from  Jessica Illustration , CraftMei, and our AngyPaints originals. This tip certainly helped bring every art piece together. Another great tip: “the key is making sure you start with a couple of larger pieces to anchor the wall.” We took her advice and placed the largest frame first! We used our original watercolor painting, “Flamingo Love”. Then we worked around this piece adding smaller and medium sized frames to create a slanted diamond shape. We love the end result. What do you think?

We love all the great ideas and the how to build a gallery wall tutorials on the web! We are also excited to add super unique items that will personalize your wall space even more! Check out these gorgeous Etsy picks to create a fresh and one of a kind gallery wall.

 

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Courtesy Pamela Rose

 

Dream Catcher: This lovely turquoise dream catcher will not only take your bad dreams away, but it will definitely make your walls pop! The addition of beautiful peacock feathers are what makes this dream catcher special.

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Courtesy Barb Corley, The Urban Otter Shop

Wooden Art Panel: This rustic wooden wall art of a dandelion is carefully handmade and ready to hang on your gallery wall. The rustic look is totally in right now so what is not to love about this item! Plus you can stare at this beauty and make as many wishes as you desire. 🙂

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Courtesy Lourds

Embroidery Art: This is certainly a one of a kind art piece that you can hang anywhere. The geometric patterns will add a lot of edge to your gallery wall.

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Courtesy Julie Benningfield

 Decorative branches: This beautiful Manzanita tree branch decor will accentuate gold frames or gold paintings perfectly, making your wall space stand out!

 

Do you have any other unique items or ideas for a gallery wall?

~AngyPaints

 

 

 

 

Joyful Friend

The other day I was photographing my art on the porch when I unexpectedly saw the most beautiful butterfly. It was so lovely watching it dance around the stairs. I couldn’t look away, I didn’t want to miss a thing. When it rested on my long cobalt skirt, my soul filled with joy and pure bliss. The colors were spectacular! I even got a chance to gently pet it’s wings. Since this moment brought a huge smile to my face, I had to capture it with a paint brush and savior it!

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Life is all about savoring moments like this. The following day, I saw the same butterfly across the street from my apartment. It was a pleasant surprise to encounter such beauty once more.

Enjoy this little poem that fits perfectly with this painting. 🙂

A butterfly came into my room

And the drab walls began to bloom

It lent colours on its wings

Even to my most mundane things

I felt rainbows spouting all around

And also heard a strange and faint sound

Was it the whisper of that butterfly

Conveying a message from the yonder sky?

It flew away to become a dot of a bliss

Yet I felt its parting kiss

It has gone but I still hear

Its mysterious song in my ear.

— Author Unknown

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