Wall Art Deco. Ansel Adams’ mastery of black and white photography

Originally posted on Find A Way by JWP:
Ansel Adams, this great American landscape photographer, said once that we don’t take a photograph, we make it. And, instead of following a music career as a piano player, he made some of the classic black and white masterpieces in photography of the previous century. Now, we can all find these beautiful classic photos in inexpensive posters and add them in our private collection and wall art deco. His beautiful compositions, which are characterized by their clarity and their depth, will add to your interior space an artistic style, a hint of… Continue reading Wall Art Deco. Ansel Adams’ mastery of black and white photography

DIY • Easy Sunburst Mirror

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I never thought that it would be so easy to make a sunburst mirror and especially a mirror that would seem nice from very close. The inspiration came from Healthy, Wealthy and Diy’s blog and I decided to transform a beautiful handmade round mirror that the last three years was hidden in my closet because it didn’t match with our current furniture and home decoration. So, the first step was to paint it silver and the second step was to change it to a sunburst mirror in order to hang it over our fireplace. My main problem to this project was that I don’t use spray paint because I can’t handle their flow and I don’t like their smell. Fortunately, the result was very good despite the fact I used acrylics and the bamboo sticks for rays, which here in Greece are the synonym of our famous food “souvlaki”, made the project very affordable.

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DIY • Easy Glass Tile Mirror Frame

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All started with a photo on Pinterest that I found when I was searching examples of sunburst mirrors. Then, I remembered two glass mosaic tiles we had bought in order to decorate our fireplace, but later we changed our minds and didn’t use them. It was the kind of a purchase that you return to your home only to discover your mistake and say: “OK! It’s very beautiful but still useless”…

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DIY • Easy Wall Hanging Macrame

Definitely, macrame isn’t something new for me. I remember myself around 16 years old to knit a whole backpack with rope. It was the year that my mother was teaching ways of macrame knittings to other women and when she was practicing at home, we were learning from her. But before this, back in late ’80, I remember my mother making macrame lampshades, pot hangers, and curtains. In our first home with my hubby, I had put one of this lampshades in the kitchen and it was really beautiful. I must find it again and show it to you in the future.

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Photos & Notes. Cichorium.

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I always praise photography for changing the way I see the world, but sometimes I wonder if this change is only due to photography? Being raised in an urban environment in the 80’s and 90’s, when nature was taken so for granted and was considered so “out”, as the domain pop culture was occurring in completely different places. Terms like global warming, environmentally friendly habits, natural living, etc. were discussed only in a theoretical level, in the essays we were writing for exams .

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