12 September 2011

Wall Art

I've been living for about 8 months with a big blank white wall in my living room.  The space was really to big for any of my framed photographs and I wasn't sure what to do.  Most men would respond that I just needed a much bigger TV, but I don't mind my little guy.  

So one day I decided on an art installation (haha... probably a little to much credit to my artistic ability).

blank wall (with tape for some of my measurements)

To begin I cut out 50 rectangles of craft paper.  Then I drew all 50 states with a sharpie completely from memory (ok lying here).  I pulled out my watercolor set and did some ROY G BV action.  Some states came out better than others, but as a group I think I did a pretty decent job.

I attached them to the wall using map tacks, which resulted in a bit of thumb bruising.


  1. Wow! Looks like quite the undertaking, but looks great!

  2. I like it, is there any order to how you painted the states?

  3. Beth- they kind of go in order from West to East, but with all the little states on the eastcoast its not exactly accurate. The colors go in rainbow order... just starting with blue..


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