I should probably be more clear because this picture is dripping with inspiration. Everything from those candles, to the peacock pillow to Alisa Burke herself is pretty to-die-for. But what made me pin this picture was that artwork on the wall. She did it herself with the famous E.E. Cumming’s poem and some shoe polish. Yep, shoe polish. I think she calls is “graffiti chic.” And she gives a full run down of it on her blog.
Now, I love E.E. Cummings and that poem as much as the next person. But I really wanted to make this project my own. With my own handwriting and my own favorite poem: Robert Frost’s The Path Not Taken. And here’s mine:
I actually did this painting twice. The first time I used just my favorite line, “two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” And I hung it and I liked it, but with such a large canvas (3’x8′!!)–I realized I could easily fit the whole poem and it would be so much more powerful. Turns out–it is. I achieved her same drippy effect by dipping my brush in a little water before dunking it in the paint and painting on an upright canvas. Chris made the frame for me out of some cheap wood we found at Home Depot totaling less than $2 and we stretched the canvas (I got for Mother’s day) before I went to town painting.
Since I am a total sucker for typography and this poem–seriously it is my fav–of course I love it. It is a wonderful feeling to be inspired by something and make it your own.