Well not so much my life but in our friends Angie and Kevin’s life. Here’s the details. Our friends are having a boy this August and they are huge Elvis fans. So when I RSVP’d for Angie’s baby shower, I had two things on my mind. One, learn some new things about babies since I’ll have one in 6 months..eek. And two, create some sort of art for their baby room. I thought both were pretty do-able since I downloaded the Notes app on my iphone and that Angie posted pictures of her nursery on facebook. So I got to inspiration and research. First place I turned was Etsy. I came across some really cute ideas (for Angie and me) but ultimately decided on a piece of wall-art with some Elvis inspiration, since Kevin loves loves loves Elvis and who am I kidding, so do I. So I found this and decided to make a replica.
I started off with a blank canvas I had in the house (I bought a party pack back when they were on sale at Michaels) and I started sketching it with a pencil.
I’m not going to lie, I was impressed with my free-hand pencil sketch. It took me forever but it was a starting point. Next came color. I bought a pack of scrapbook markers at Michaels, picked my colors and went to town. Oh and Andy, whose handwriting mimics a typewriters (not joking) even wanted a stab at it. I think it was sort of therapeutic for him. I mean that’s why I like to color.
And here is the final sign. It turned out well and there was even a part of me contemplating keeping it. I mean I have a nursery to start thinking about too. But I didn’t. Instead I woke up Sunday morning like a little giddy girl, excited to give this to Angie, hoping she loved. it.
I think I need to make a duplicate for my little baby dino’s room. hmm.