So this seems to be the best (well, only) photo I can find of the canvas I painted a couple of years ago, that has been hanging in our living room. I loved it and lived with it for a while, but have been getting tired of it. The beauty of a canvas is that you can just keep painting over it!
So this week, I took a fresh pass at it.
Originally I wanted to do some abstract words with the patriotic lyrics to "Chicken Fried". But I decided I have a different project in which to use those. Then I decided I didn't care WHAT was on the canvas, but the words, "Let it be" needed to be in there somewhere, somehow.
I had already decided I wanted something in a fresh spring green (perhaps influenced that I had a good deal of green paint left over from a recent bathroom project). But beyond that, I was a bit lost. I started flipping through a bunch of old magazine and catalog clippings I'd saved, and came across a duvet cover I had torn out of a CB2 catalog ages ago. I was totally taken with the doodly "free love" design that seemed to be handdrawn across the cotton. I'm not in the market for new bedding, but I had saved the page anyway because I was in love with the design.
Taking a cue from that pattern, I tried to take it in my own direction and realized the design totally leant itself to my three little words.
and the final, finished product!