I am in the process of creating several framed pieces of art for a gallery wall I am hoping to hang in our family room in the near future. I am going to use all black frames (spray-painted thrift store finds of course!) and fill them meaningful pictures, art and memorabilia.
So far I have framed this cornflower print in memory of my father who recently passed away from ALS (The cornflower is the ALS flower.)
And stitched these "words to live by."
Now, I've decided it's time for something that represents the establishment of our family, almost 10 years ago ( I can't believe hubby and I have been married for nearly 10 years!! Time flies when you are having fun!)
I printed out maps from Mapquest representing the places where the significant events of our "couple-dom" occurred.. I then punched them into heart shapes using a scrapbooking paper punch, making sure that the city/town/etc. could be clearly seen.
I inked the edges of the hearts so they would show up better on my yellow cardstock background. I also placed some sticky foam squares underneath to raise them a bit from the yellow.
UWO stands for the University of Western Ontario when hubby and I met doing our Music Education undergrads.
Mt.Carmel - the little tiny village out in the middle of farm country where we were married in May of 2002. I added the red brads to emphasize the locations as well.
The third heart represents the first town we lived together. We had 3 homes there and 2 of our children were born there.
The fourth heart is the town in which we now live. Our third child came home here and this is where to plan to grow our deepest roots and raise our family. We LOVE it here.
I can't wait to finish all of the items for our gallery wall. I have about 5 other ideas I want to get framed. My original goal was to have the wall done by Easter. Hmmmm....Maybe now I'll aim for our anniversary!