A blogosphere fave, Molly Sim's apartment (and namely this painting above the couch) has made its way onto many inspiration boards, I'm sure. Mine too! Of course as soon as I saw it I thought "I could do that" but was waaay too lazy to figure out where to start.
Then I saw that Kay at Apartment #412 actually went ahead with it, so then I thought "ok, I really COULD do that".
So this weekend, I did.
It was hard to choose what I would stencil: a song like in Molly Sim's just wasn't for me (too big, for one thing), and I've never been a quote girl like Kay. So I chose a poem by Richard Eberhart called "The Eclipse."
My 24 by 30 inch canvas would hold about 112 letters. The poem was a tad more, so I had to trim one prepositional phrase ("on the porch") from the second half. But then...
After it had completely dried, I hung it up above the tv, where I still had my white feather wreath from Christmas hanging (it wasn't passing as year-round like I was pretending it did). Here's my custom work of art in its new home!
"The Eclipse" by Richard Eberhart
I stood out in the open cold
to see the essence of the eclipse
which was its perfect darkness.
I stood in the cold on the porch
and could not think of anything so perfect
as man's hope of light in the face of darkness.