I don't know if you guys have seen a few pictures I've posted on my Instagram and if you noticed my main picture of my three beautiful picture frames, but I wanted to give you guys a little story of my inspiration.
During the summer, we received the summer 2013 issue of California Home + Design, the Color Comes Home and I was so inspired. Scanning it, like I love to do with the magazines when we get them fresh from the mailman, I saw a lot of awesome articles and images.
A few articles in the magazine had a cover page with different pictures of the state of California, well they were more like art pieces. However, the piece that really caught my eye was the one that is similar to the main cover page, shown above. I decided to trace it out and create a piece for my living area. I had a few old wood frames that I bought from a store for around $3-5 each that I had no clue what I would do. One day I decided to start sanding them and spray painted them with the left over paint that I had from my side table, then glued the California piece to a cream color paper (thick paper so that it will not be too flimsy) and came up with this:
In the magazine, it featured some color pieces for various rooms; one feature was for an Etsy print artist called RococcoLA. I purchased their image called Vintage Revolver, Butterflies and Flowers, from this California artist and put it on the second picture frame. The colors match really well and don't clash at all.
The last picture frame is one of my favorites and my very own creation of the Bay Area California Bear. I decided to incorporate the areas where I have been apart of all my life from Oakland to Richmond. What I did is that I looked for a picture of a bear and I zoomed it out, trimmed it out with an x-acto knife, got a map of the Bay Area and put it together (I will do a tutorial soon to show you guys how to do your own). And WALA!
Now I have these wonderful pictures together to represent the lovely place where I am from.
Hope you guys enjoyed, please leave a comment below and tell me what you guys think! 'Til next time...