Hello and welcome back to DIY Decorator in 2017. I am so excited to help you with your decorating goals this year, but first I want to post a quick story about how some of our still life photos have been turned into original pieces of artwork by some clever and talented artists.
It started in December 2015 when a photo Sam took to show how to make a boxwood wreath was turned into a pretty sketch by illustrator Jeanne McKay Hartmann. I was so chuffed that somebody had been inspired by one of our photos and used it as inspiration to create their own original artwork.
Photo from How to Make a Boxwood Wreath
Artwork by @jeannemckayhartmann
Peony Ginger Jar
Then again in October 2016, A ginger jar of peonies provided Laura White the inspiration for another artwork. The painting is currently exhibited at the Moree Gallery in NSW.
A beautiful photo of peonies from Sam’s garden in a ginger jar
Original artwork by @laurawhite_art
Blue & White Vignette
Just before Christmas a photo I took in my family room became an original artwork by Phoebe from Sprout Gallery. I was so excited to see the artwork. It sold instantly and I love the idea that a little vignette I created is now hanging in someone’s home.
A blue and white vignette. Photo taken by me.
A painting by Phoebe sold via Sprout Gallery.
Now in January, my daughter and her ballet coach have been turned into a beautiful watercolour by Margot in New York @pointebrush
Claudia Dean Coaching. Photography by Quince & Mulberry
Watercolour artwork by @pointebrush
My daughter will appear in the lead role as Cinderella for Ballet Theatre Queensland this week at QPAC in Brisbane. So I’m downing tools and devoting my week to the role of ballet mum and stage crew so I can enjoy every moment of her performance.
I’ll be back blogging regularly very soon and I can’t wait the share all the exciting plans I have for DIY Decorator with you. I’ll also be sharing my tips to edit your instagram photos so maybe one day you will see one of your photos as a piece of artwork.