Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Nursery Canvas Gift

Yes, I am still here!  I had some posts in progress a couple of weeks ago, only to reach my blogger storage limit for uploaded photos!  I have had to look into alternatives for storing and uploading photos to my posts.  I have a temporary solution for now, but it isn't the easiest process.  I am very open to suggestions if you have found a good place to upload your photos that allows you to easily insert them into your blog posts.  Please share!

Bunny Nursery Art
A good friend of mine recently gave birth to her first child.  She and her husband wanted the gender to be a surprise, so they didn't know until her arrival that they would parents to a beautiful daughter!  My friend has always wanted a neutral nursery that could be passed down from child to child, so they decided to choose calm creams, tans & browns.  She lived in Boston briefly and liked The Tortoise & The Hare sculptures in Copley Square, which inspired the new parents to incorporate a few details from The Tortoise & The Hare into their nursery.

As my gift for the baby and parents-to-be, I painted a canvas for the nursery.  I chose to paint a silhouette of a rabbit filled with letters and numbers in their colors. 
Close Up Bunny
I traced the outline of the rabbit from an image I found online, re-sized it in photoshop with the help of my hubby, printed the image, and cut it out.  I used a stencil to trace the letters and numbers, then filled them in by hand with a tiny paintbrush.  I was really happy with how it turned out and hope the momma & daddy like it as much as I do.  It has already been hung in its new home above their sweet little girl's crib.

Welcome to the world, Baby Meeks!

P.S.  Food for Friday will be back this week with one of our favorite recent new recipes for Homemade Butternut Squash Ravioli.


Christy said...

How creative and cute is that!

Girl, you've got some talent!!!!!!

angie said...

This is beautiful!! What an awesome piece of nursery art.