Tuesday, September 3, 2013

sweat, or tears, or the salt sea

"'Do you know a cure for me?' 'Why yes,' he said, 'I know a cure for everything. Salt water.' 'Salt water?' I asked him. 'Yes,' he said, 'in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea.'"
from The Deluge at Norderney
by Karen Blixen, writing as Isak Dinesen

This photograph has hung in our bathroom(s) for fourteen years now; I like it (alot), but I was ready to change things up a little bit.

I found an oil-painted seascape on canvas at the Village and traced chalk letters onto it.

White acrylic paint to fill in the tracings.

Ready to display.

Other examples of quotations painted on thrifted canvases:
  1. A Beautiful Mess
  2. Style By Emily Henderson
  3. Southern Belle Soul
  4. Young House Love
  5. Six2Eleven
By the way, didn't Karen Blixen have a crazy-interesting life? 

Any artwork change-ups going on in your spaces lately? Do tell!

Thanks for reading.

Linking up to:
The Cottage Market

p.s. you can make these images larger by clicking on them, but you probably already knew that, clever you!


Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

LOVE this.

I loved the picture and for a moment, thought, why would she remove something so perfect.

Then, of course, you proved my doubts wrong. LOVE how you embellished the painting. It's perfect.

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

Love it! : ) Hugs...tfs!