This project isn’t hard. I mean, it involves the simplest of efforts and supplies, and various forms have appeared throughout the blogosphere and Pinterest. I think the picture progression, alone, can explain the process, though I have had success creating these using spray paint, and not just a brush and some latex paint.
But what this post is really about is creating direct statements of meaning; infusing your home with declarations of that which is sacred to you.
This starts for so many of us when we’re just children, and begin taping our own artwork to the walls of our bedroom. Sometimes, as we grow, we find a Debbie Gibson poster fairly necessary (guilty as charged), or simply cannot do without a large favorite movie advertisement mounted on ceiling and/or walls. But whether it’s Harry Potter or Metallica, Twilight or The Scream, there’s a natural tendency towards adorning our spaces with things that serve to either represent us to the world, or remind us who we are or want to be; or maybe both. As adults, this phenomena isn’t different, but we CAN make it a little more sophisticated.
I have a strong leaning, myself, towards wanting homes to veer away from trying to communicate personal positions to the outside world. Rather, I feel more settled inside spaces that are simply an honest reflection of both the real inhabitant, and what they want to remember each day as they look around their own dwelling. So find your art, pick your words or phrases, and inspire yourself in your own house! For me, I wanted some beautiful words of hope on canvas. And so I chose this project; buy a canvas of any size, and wooden letters from your local craft store. (Oh, and double check your spelling or you’ll have to make a second trip; I may or may not know that from experience.)
As for my sacred artful reflection, I went with this…
How can I not?
What will yours be?
Cheers and lots of belief! (That’s belief in YOU!)