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Casual Day / Green Jeans and Black Boots

19 Dec

Today, I’m enjoying the last day of work before a long Christmas holiday! These last few days have been casual around GenJ so I had an excuse to wear these comfortable green jeans to work. Paired with black suede boots and a cozy sweater, these cold days have nothing on this new go to outfit.¬†IMG_6982 IMG_6998 IMG_7043Sweater: Old Navy — Pants: Target (similar) — Boots: Target (similar) — Necklace: Old Navy (similar: here and here)

Weekend Recap: Canvas Painting

22 Apr

This past weekend, B went camping with friends. So to console myself, my gooood friend Grace came up and we got to have a girl’s weekend! It was awesome! We ate skittles and deep dark chocolate chips, painted canvas wall decor for her new work place and watched Star Wars.

We are both big fans of working with canvas. I’m always looking for an excuse to make something with them, but the walls of our apartment are filling up fast! So it was nice that she had a creative project for us to work on for her new office. She’s a new Field Director for American’s For Prosperity and has a phone bank and office to decorate. What fun!

She decided that canvases were an easy and inexpensive way to fill large white walls. She had enough small, 6×6 canvases to spell out “Prosperity” so we got to work. Starting with drawing lettering, first with pencil and then with sharpies.

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Then we started painting the negative space on each letter’s canvas.

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This is what my kitchen table looked like as we worked. Full of art supplies, creativity and inspiration.

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Next, I painted just a little around the edges of the letter because we also wanted to work in the color yellow.

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Then we used yellow to paint from the edges inward, painting almost up to but not quite touching the black.

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Then we used black paint again and painted outward,  feathering the paint over the yellow for this cool effect.IMG_4521

I think it looks completely sharp and artsy.IMG_1610IMG_7299IMG_7221What do you think? I love how it turned out and I think people of all ages will respond to the style and decor of Grace’s new place of work.