Mexican Folk Art

Mexico is a beautiful country- rich with culture, history, and art.  Living in south Texas, we see Mexican influence everywhere–from food to décor.  The traditional bright colors and patterns used in pottery, clothing, and furniture have a way of cheering up even the gloomiest day.  We snatched up this “Virgen de Guadalupe” at a thrift store, and decided to dust off the acrylics.  The Virgen de Guadalupe image is seen all over Mexico, and is a huge part of the Mexican culture and Catholic faith.  The wood work is gorgeous and looks handmade; however, we decided the browns were entirely too drab!  She appears to be very pleased with her new bright colors and design….

virgen mary 2

virgen mary 2.5

virgen mary 4

Ingrid & Lucy

We’re on a Roll!

Happy Friday! Today, we’d like to share a little project that Ingrid created a few months ago.  On a warm winter’s eve (south Texas is home for us), she pinned the night away, finding some some super cool art made from toilet paper rolls.  Thus, the obsession began to create her own original piece.  We love scrolling through pins to get our creative juices flowing—what in the world did we do before pinterest!?!  Ingrid started collecting her toilet paper rolls until she had enough for her project.  She created these two canvas pieces with toilet paper rolls, acrylic paint, and some wooden sticks & buttons from the craft box.  The trusty painter’s tape helped create the stripes, and hot glue put it all together.  They hang side by side in her bedroom, and the color scheme blends perfectly with the decor.

As we are inspired by so many, we hope to pay it forward and do the same for others with our designs….have a lovely weekend!

TP Roll Art 3

TP Roll Art 2

TP Roll Art 1

Ingrid & Lucy