On The Wall Wednesday: Studio212 Auction
Pressed Petals/ 2. Schumacher vanderbilt print/ 3. Lavender bathroom from the home edit_/ 4. Fashion Inspiration by Nguyen Minh Cong/ 5. Studio212 Info
I’m posting my FIRST On The Wall Wednesday inspiration board a bit ahead of schedule! The official launch of my creative blog ON THE WALL is planned for Wednesday, April 3rd! But, I honestly couldn’t wait to share this painting that I have donated to the West Dallas Community School Art Auction, Studio 212 that will be held on Wednesday, March 27th. So let’s consider this a “soft launch”.
It is so funny sometimes how inspiration strikes… The color palette of this painting was actually inspired by my collaboration with Moxie Creative Media. Meredith and I have been working on putting together quite a few fun things for this blog - and the images that she curated on a sample board completely inspired me! I’m highlighting Meredith and all things Moxie next week!
On The Wall, I have a few things:
An overlapped image of the Pressed Petals painting with a burl wood frame corner. I love using Framebridge for my Burl Wood Frames. I think that framing a piece of artwork is the best thing that you can do to finish your painting. Please reach out to me if you have any questions about how to pair a canvas or paper piece with a frame.
A swatch of Schumacher Vanderbilt Print fabric - I am IN LOVE with large scale graphic print. This fabric is a cotton-linen and looks gorgeous paired with florals! (I don’t think the hubs needs any more purple in our house…). This print came from my Pinterest board of fabrics. I initially saved it because I was drawn to the delicate relationship between the lavender and white.
Lavender and Gold Bathroom found on The Home Edit -I like to visualize where the painting could potentially live… I think it would be happy here… haha.
Fashion Inspiration by Nguyen Minh Cong- This pop of muted/darker mint completely caught my eye. Current runway trends always get my cogs turning. especially anything that has texture or embroidery detail. Gives me the chills!
The Studio212 Logo - I added in a pop of navy - inspired by the logo. Grab your tickets for the March 27th event HERE!
Studio212 and West Dallas Community School
West Dallas Community School was founded in 1995 to serve the families of West Dallas, an area that for decades had been an underserved and forgotten part of the city. WDCS offers a college preparatory Christian education for children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.
The mission of West Dallas Community School is to provide students with a challenging educational experience designed to help them know, love, and practice that which is true, good, and excellent and to prepare them to live purposefully and intelligently in the service of God and man.
Why I Donate To Studio212
This will be my second year to donate a painting to Studio212. All proceeds benefit the West Dallas Community School student scholarships. I am super proud to be able to work with such a fantastic school that supports their students in such a creative and arts focused way. Having taught art in elementary and middle school previous to painting full time, I love supporting anything related to education.
Let’s Wrap This Post up:
I think it’s quite interesting to see where an artist is coming from when they are creating singular pieces that are not a part of a large body of work. When I create one-off pieces, I work off of styles that I have previously explored or created, and then use color inspiration to do the rest. I generally am inspired by interior decor, trends in fashion, fabric, illustrations of flowers, and large overflowing bouquets. I actually think creating single pieces like this are my absolute favorite. It’s like a commission for myself… that I don’t keep…ha.
Creating a work of art that benefits something is always my end goal. Whether it be bringing joy to a client’s room, providing a spark of creativity to someone through the commission process, or gifting my time and materials for a cause. I love what I do, but it wouldn’t mean anything if there wasn’t a higher purpose for it!