ARTFULLY AVOIDING THE LANDFILL (& driving my husband crazy) ONE PIECE OF JUNK AT A TIME

3/7/10

Love Letters

While browsing through all the wonderfully creative blogs I see many, many things I simply adore.  A couple of things that have recently attracted my attention are letters - especially the old typewriter style - and the way people are incorporating words into their artwork.

I was putzing around on my computer to see if I could create some antique typewriter looking keys of my own.  I found several possibilities:


Then I actually remembered to note the font name beside the samples I liked.
Because I have decided to utilize things I already have instead of rushing out to buy more things, I never know where my creations will take me.  Rarely do the things I make resemble the ideas in my head.


I found four mini frames that had aged perfectly for that nice antique look.  I measured, printed and cut out my letters and wound up with a little Love.


Setting them on a shelf individually wasn't an option, so I decided to frame them, kinda.  I like the looks of wire.  So I twisted some and secured the frames to it with a little more.


I found some lettered wood beads and fashioned another wired creation to compliment the statement.  Now "Love Grows" on my dining room wall.





So, my finished project hardly resembles old typewriter keys at all, but I like the way it turned out and I would love to know what you think!


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5 comments:

  1. You would kill it at the farmers market here in San Diego! You are sooooo good! Of course I love the letters idea :-) If you ever need a font made up or printed out, I only have a gillion of em!

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  2. that is absolutely adorable.
    You just started fiddling around and came up with that.
    I must not be firing on all four cylinders...
    because I would just look at that and think it needed to go in the goodwill box...for the next trip! ha!
    You are quite the creative spirit!

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  3. I LOVE those little frames! They are adorable! What a cute art piece you turned them into! :)
    ~Jennifer
    www.studiojru.com

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  4. coleen, I also love fonts and letters and words and like to incorporate them into my art pieces and my decorating. I knew when I saw your post title that there would be something here to inspire me and I wasn't disappointed. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Pam

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  5. I love "words" and type fonts too. Very cool what you did with them...I like how you just went with the flow!

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