I am considering this little wall of umm-art complete. You may notice I took down the musical notation piece and added three new pieces. The color scheme of the music didn't look good with the others. But I am confident I can find a nice home for it.
This afternoon I made another trek to IKEA, along with half the population of the DFW area. I bought 8 more of those $5.99 frames that you see in the pictures. What a sweet sweet deal. And then I went to a crafts store and bought a set of 48 chalk pastels. They are sooo pretty. I'm a sucker for color. I just stared at them for a good 10 minutes when I got them home, thinking how gorgeous they are.
Ok, now for a run-down on the umm-art: the top piece is a fish, though it ended up looking more like a shark than a fish. I'm trying to use as few black lines/shapes as possible. That piece is in honor of my fishies both at home and at work. The middle one describes my job. The bottom one is a two-valved mellophone bugle in honor of my summer marching drum corps. And of course the kitty is in honor of Gracie.
I was telling my older sister about the umm-art, and she wants me to make one for her two new kitties. I came up with another way to make a cat, so I might make one of each kind for her.