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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Wall Art

Last summer in Malibu, California with two girlfriends, we found this flower shop.
Entrances like this pull my strings.
An older building with flowers, a very whimsical enchanted nursery through the back doors.
I kept thinking I would do something with this photo, like print cards.

Backing up some, I have wanted a few of my photographs to be printed for hanging in my home.
I have done this one time, and that was 4 years ago.
Asking myself what will look right, will Il be happy with them?
 I always put it off...
Last week I had a photo done of the trunks of birch trees, and leaves from my recent trip to Montana.
A panorama canvas.
I thought I would put this in my bedroom above the bed.
Well I was not happy with the proportions.

Good news is I did hang it in my office that is full of light.

Which brings me to the final aftermath of this photograph above.
Striving for less color, sepia in fact.
Me then noticing the flowers, natural nature, it all began for me to tamper with them!
Sepia with random acts of color.
I felt like a kid with a new coloring book...

Now I am pretty sure this is going to be in canvas on my wall?

My hesitating on doing it is my procrastination, and because I don't like to spend the money.
Products like canvas, big mats, and "stand outs" cancel out mats and frames for me.
When you go with mats and frames there are MORE decisions, and it winds up being the same cost.

I keep justifying it to myself by adoring the white wood old door look, and how I won't tire of it.
The raw wood on outside is comforting.
Or that I love flowers, orange and yellow especially (remember I stop for sunflowers).
The flash of green farther in the door is also one of my favorite colors.

Today I might push the "order button".


Jill said...

Go for it! This is spectacular!

TexWisGirl said...

this is really beautiful! LOVE what you did with it!!!

Chatty Crone said...

I'd go for it too! sandie

Henrietta said...

That is a lovely flower shop. If it would be here I think I would almost live there it looks so cosy.
Push the button:)

Ellie said...

That looks like a wonderful flower shot and I love what you have done with the picture. Sepia with colour added. You really should get it printed. Love it!!!

Sandra said...

go for the canvas, this is beautiful.

Arti said...

Hi Janie,
My first visit to your blog, came from Ms. Becky's blog. You have a wonderful space here, the flower shop looks very colorful and beautiful. You have added a nice touch by modifying the pic. I would say Press the Button:)
Have a fabulous week ahead:)

Catherine said...

Dear Janie, This flower shop does look enchanting. It looks like a portal to a secret garden. Thank you for visiting. Have a very blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Catherine xo

PKB said...

I love this image. . .go for it! I like to capture old barns and rustic buildings as well. This composition is simply outstanding my friend!

Ms. Becky said...

oh my oh my - if you've slept on it several nights and still feel the same, go for it. I strongly believe that I would be happy with this on my wall because as you write, the photo itself gives comfort in such a big way. Never mind if it's canvas size or whatever. Plus, you captured a moment in time from a fun day with your girlfriends, and what could be better than that? I'm loving what you did with it - the spots of color and my favorite part is the green banana palm in the distant doorway. I bet you had so much fun working on this photo. I've never actually met you Jane, but I just know that this is YOU. it's like getting a hug. happy day to you Janie. said...

I think a good idea of printed for the flower shop for hanging your home
AND The Christmas gift for your friends.
It must be a long day for you every day, but you are doing very well.
Thinking of you.

Mariann Lennert said...

Have you pressed the order button ??

Cherrie said...

You have a beautiful blog. I love your photos

SweetMarie said...

Go for it! I love what you did with it!

Breathtaking said...

Hi Janie
You should trust your instincts,
you can't go wrong.The sepia look
is charming.

I'm sure your office wall looks
absolutely beautiful with the
Silver birch tree print.:)

Remi said...

Great pictures.. :)
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Lisa RedWillow said...

I love Love this last photo. Nice work in fact I wish it was mine.

Here I Am/Carrie said...

I love what you did to the photo. Great effects. I too never put my photos on my walls. I just can never decide which one. Also I would prefer to do a canvas. I did do a calender a few years ago. I should do one every year. But again which photos. I hope you share yours once you have them all the wall. I would love to see how they look.