This week has been a bust. I really hate the flu season. We went to the doc office on Monday and she confirmed that Chris had the flu and I had strep. I’m glad that I could at least take drugs to make my ailment go away. Chris has had to muscle through it, and it hasn’t been pretty. I did manage to hang a few pieces, mostly blank frames and unpainted canvases, but it’s a start. I figure I should at least find a place for that unfinished artwork now.
This particular wall has had me stumped. This frame fits the wall perfectly, but I don’t want to collage artwork inside it like I’ve done in the past. I’m thinking of doing vinyl lettering (calligraphy, of course!) with a neat phrase. Neat phrases are my weak point. I can letter things beautifully, but figuring out what to letter is really the hard part. That’s why my work is usually so simple (this year’s Valentine is the perfect example of that).
I’ve been seeing a lot of the same phrases crop up a lot. Seems like hand-lettering and framing phrases is really hot right now, I’ve seen a lot of the following:
All you need is LOVE is all you need
I love you to the moon and back
Keep calm and _____
Do what you LOVE what you do
Home is wherever I’m with you
Have you noticed? I like the idea of going with one of these, but one-upping. Chris and I do this thing, where we one-up each other on how much we love each other. I’ll usually win by saying, “I love you the most times infinity^infinity. So there!”
So what do you think? Should I letter, “I love you to Mars and back. So there.”? I want to do a play on a popular phrase, one upp-ing it perhaps, but I’m not sure if what I have above is good or not. What do you think? I’ll send the completed wall decal to one lucky person who helps me out. Leave your suggestions in the comments below.
And big news, we cut Penelope’s hair. You can see in the front she had already started cutting her hair, my sister just finished the job for her. We talked to her through the whole process, she was excited about it until Emily actually cut it off. Then she cried, “Emi, put it back on!! I don’t like it!!!” She really likes it now, though. Poor girl has never really had a hair cut until now, I think she may have felt a little traumatized. She looks so grown up now. I’m still in shock.