DIY Gold Geometric Art

Did everyone have a wonderful holiday!? I hope so! Ours was just great! It was so nice to be able to be in Utah and have family so close by and not have to pack everything up to head to Utah and do the Christmas thing and then pack everything back up to go home like we’ve done for several years before. 

I have been seeing gold leaf art everywhere! Now I don’t have one of those amazing MINC machines although I would LOVE one, I had to figure out how to do what I want without one. So this is what I came up with. 

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Arranging Your Wall Art

Every now and then I get asked for tips on how to arrange home decor especially on walls.  I love giving tips that have worked for me.  I have learned quite a bit throughout the years by study and trial and error, so I put together the following slideshow that might give you some ideas on how I go about decorating some of the places in my home.

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Hello Readers!

Hope you had an awesome weekend. We sure did! NOT!!

We ALL got hit with that flu bug going around and it’s still not over.  I have 4 kids staying home today.

Do you guys follow Maskara?

If you don’t you have been living in a hole! She is AMAZING!

Anyways, she posted this picture of some art in her office and I fell in love with it.


I wanted something similar for my twins room, so I came up with this.


I did it in gold, light pink and darker pink and cream. All I did was get some quarter-inch press board from home depot and got a yard stick and went around the board drawing lines in a star burst pattern.  Then I hand painted all the triangles in whatever color I felt like I wanted it to be. I didn’t paint every triangle; I skipped some so some of the wood would come through. Then I sanded it down a bit so it was a little muted and not so contrasting.

I really love how it turned out.  I know that sometimes I start a project and it turns out really crappy and I scrap the whole thing. Well, this one is a keeper!

Talents (Artsy Weekend Retreat Recap)

This last weekend I was surrounded by so many gifted people and it proved to me once again that every person has been blessed with amazing talents all their own.  Many have visual talents like art and home decor.  Others have the gift of making those around them feel loved and cherished.  Every person is different and should strive to develop their own talents and share them with others.  It amazed me to sit in a room with 15 people with totally different personalities and talents and watch them create and associate with the others in the room.  There are no words for the feelings that were felt during our two days together.  Tears were shed, personal stories shared, explosions of laughter, art created, and lifetime friends made.  To me it’s what makes this world an amazing place to live; each of us is so different but as we come together so much joy is shared.

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This is art created by Leslie.  She was amazing.  I did take photos of other pieces but got home and had lost them.  I am so sad.

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