Caught My Eye

second download 151Middle Street in Gloucester, MA. I can never decide whether I like this photo better upright or sideways and the general consensus is equally split.

08032014 126I absolutely adore Lighthouse Beach and in the fall-spring, it is a popular beach to bring dogs. One of my favorite things to look for is sand dollars (it makes me very happy to see a plethora of live ones here!) It has the added benefit of being directly across the way of Wingearsheek Beach (another off season favorite of mine.)

canonrebel1stround 011There are some gorgeous mushrooms where I live!

04202014 120Ah, Half Moon Beach… This is a Gloucester favorite; located in the ever popular Stage Fort Park. This picture of Sprocket always reminds me of Snoopy.

08032014 077And last, but never, ever least, Lanes Cove.

xo, Ev.

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DIY Canvas Corkboard

This one was an obvious choice for me. I like the concept of corkboards but instead of buying one and having yet another another item in my house, I decided to re-purpose one of the pre-stretched canvases I have laying around (I have a whole stack in my closet, thanks to a friend who is no longer allowed to paint due to chemical and olfactory sensitivities. Sad for her, great for me!) This isn’t a tutorial, just a project that I wanted to show off and hopefully inspire you to make some yourself (and share it with me, of course!)

03042015 001I used this piece of driftwood (at the bottom of the photo) to make the orange and white marks and got exactly the textured result I was looking for. The base coat I put on with a roller. As to what kind of roller it is… I’ve not been able to figure out what it’s specific purpose is. It’s not for house painting and it’s not for screen printing. Not that it matters, I have a habit of using objects to paint that weren’t designed with painting in mind, that’s my thing. It makes the process much more enjoyable for me and I rarely use paintbrushes as a result.

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03042015 007I use regular push pins but I have half a mind to make some fun ones out of old jewelry and awesome stones I have laying around. But that is a post for another day. As always, I’d love to see what you come up with. Post it on instagram using the hashtag #knowloveknowcolor and get featured on my instagram site! xo, Ev.