DIY Friday: Word Art

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Cassatt loves watercolor painting!

Here is a project that you can do with your kids, and it only takes a few minutes!

I was painting with my son, and thought of one of my favorite quotes by Goethe:

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.

I don’t know why I thought of that at the moment, but I thought, why not put it on paper.  Not being anywhere near a computer, I took a pen and wrote it on a blank sheet of printer paper.  I then took some paint and did strokes around it–first in blue, then in purple.  I painted the center yellow to make it pop.Word Art

I was so pleased with it, that I bought a frame when we were at the dollar store (looking for potty training supplies).  I put it in a frame, and hung it in my new office!

This is a great project because it is easy.  You can use any quote or Bible verse. I think this quick project works best with a quote that encourages you to get moving!  I love watercolors because they are so forgiving; it actually looks good when things aren’t precise.  I am surprised how well the handwritten text looks (my handwriting is awful!), but it would also work well to print out a quote and paint around it.  Probably better, actually, although I don’t always make time for that sort of planning.

I will probably do a variety of these and swap them out!

If you do this project, please share! I would love to see what other people do with this.

Office Curtain

When we were making the room that is now my “office” (because the plan was, I would work from home), I found some fabric that I love to make into a curtain.  Then I matched the paint to the curtain fabric.

I finally got one panel up of the curtain, and I think it looks pretty good!

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Now, I need to finish the other panel!

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