Look and You Will See : Mixed Media Mail Art
Lately, I have spent a lot of time looking around my house and pondering the clutter. Minimalism is taking off and despite its appeal, I find myself struggling to convert. Not that I like clutter but I have always unofficially adopted the moto “The more the better.” This usually applies to wall art and plants. I don’t especially like dusting a ton of nick knacks so that type of clutter isn’t a weakness. But pretty rugs, colorful pillows, unusual paintings and any type of plant could easily get me into trouble.
I can see why browsing Instagram and Pinterest could quickly become the enemy of contentment. I won’t lie and say that I wouldn’t love a Instagram worthy home but I am trying to stay in tune with our financial goals as well as appreciating the abundance of material things that we already own. I am trying to remember that these things take time and the rooms in my house may never be complete. They are a work in progress.
Of course while browsing Instagram, I got the decorating bug and decided to take everything off the walls in my dining room, including the curtains. My husband noticed right away and he keeps saying it looks like we are moving. But I figure I won’t know exactly what I want the room to look like unless I have fresh eyes. And that means creating a blank canvas to work with.
Here are a few Instagram pictures that I am drawing inspiration from.
The abundance of green, textured wall hangings and shelving are a few of the components I am hoping to add. I’ll post a picture when I have finally worked it all out.
Creating the Mail Art
The lamp post and metro sign are stamps by Wendy Vecci. I tore a strip of gelli printed paper for the background and layered a scrap of sari fabric in the background.
Lastly, I added a TH paper doll.
I am joining in with the Tea ladies over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard’s. My tea today is Coconut Oolong from the Yellow Mountain Tea House. This oolong has the perfect hint of coconut. A delicious tea that I drink sparingly due to the caffeine.
Happy Tea Day,