It’s easy, with all our resources today, to get caught up in lusting art that means zero to us. I’m so guilty of this as the prospects of a desk had me scrolling through Etsy, specifically for letterpress posters with perfectly designed sayings. As beautiful as many of them are, I haven’t found anything I’m really connecting with.
But that certainly hasn’t stopped me from wanting a bit of word art (to be my creative encouragement).
I like the two pieces above for how intimate they feel. The left has a script quality that has me imagining a hurried artist jotting her favorite quotes down as she heard/saw them (food quotes no less). The right is a painful reminder of youth, the punishments of grade school glorified. Doesn’t the vulnerability of the handwriting feel fresh compared to computer-generated art? I think so.
Yesterday morning, as I was rifling through my accordion folder filled with important documents and receipts (and some kid photos of Ethan), I found a treasure of mine…an award from second grade. It is still one of my proudest (paper) possessions. So, with the above as inspiration, I’m thinking I’ll mat and frame that baby for my workspace. And of course, share the finished product with you all. I’m kind of excited about it hehe.
Do you have a piece of paper you value so much that you’d frame it?