Monday, April 13, 2009

Karaoke Artwork…kinda

Over the weekend I was trying to find some sort of beautiful photography images for my Easter post. I was searching high and low and finally decided to go look on Coco and Kelley's site, because Cassandra always has gorgeous shots. So I take a trip down her blog roll and get myself introduced to Mary Ruffle. Love at first sight. Every day she posts a new image and then you get sucked into clicking on the link where it came from and on and on it goes. You can literally spend hours on her site.

I didn’t find anything for an Easter post, but I did find something that has me geared up to do a new DIY project in my home.

Enter this image that stopped in my tracks and gave me a little giggle:

artwork for livingroom

The artist behind this piece is Dallas Shaw .

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile you must know that I adore horrible cheesy movies. What can I say? I see all kinds of movies, but my favorites are pretty bad and the one I’m about to write about stars….. Pauly Shore. Ok so it didn’t win an Oscar no where near that, but Bio Dome is always one of those movies that whenever it is playing on TV I must stop and watch it all.

The reason why the above print made me giggle was because those are the lyrics to Safety Dance by Men in Hats and in the movie they use the song as a torture device of sorts to try and get everyone out of the Bio Dome when they don’t want to leave.

The other thing that attracted me to the artwork with was the shade of blue/green paint used. I’m in the process of vamping my Living Room up a bit and going from Fall/Winter to Spring/Summer and I think I pop of color like that would really help with my transformation. (I’ll have a more detail post on this when the transformation is complete!)

I showed my husband the idea and he is not totally there with me. He likes the idea of it, but isn’t sure if he likes the Safety Dance lyrics. I think it’s perfect the way it is and would love to recreate it on my own, but to make both parties happy today I’m going to search for other music lyrics that we both love and try to come up with a compromise. Or just bug him enough until he agrees with me!

I had even more excitement when I was traveling down my own blog roll this weekend and saw that one of my newest blog obsessions, Nuestra vida Dulce : Our Sweet Life had posted about a site that makes your handwriting into a  font for your computer. I’m definitely going to use it and then make a stencil with it for my new custom artwork.

Fingers crossed that my new project goes well and looks as good as I think it will. Plus it will only cost me around $20-30 bucks.

Not too shabby.

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Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

how awesome! I think I need it as well!

April 13, 2009 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger annechovie said...

Fun idea! Go for it!

April 13, 2009 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger MyLittleHappyPlace said...

No, NO compromise on the Safety Dance lyrics - they're hilarious, and a sure-fire conversation piece!

(You know, in case you wanted our blasted opinion ;)

April 13, 2009 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

LOVE it (and agree with it!! ;)

ps- It's also one of those things that I think you could move around!!

April 13, 2009 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Blueprint Bliss said...

My mom sent me that link just last week about making my handwriting into a font. I am off to try it now! Let me know how yours turns out.

April 13, 2009 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger anonymously chic said...

i'm having the same issue of trying to find common ground w/prints for art wall (w/my bf). whew...he better be glad he's cute b/c it is certainly frustrating!

April 13, 2009 at 4:27 PM  
Blogger Blair said...

oh, good luck! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

April 13, 2009 at 11:20 PM  
Blogger Maria Killam said...

Fun poster! I will have to check out her site. . .

April 13, 2009 at 11:29 PM  

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