Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Creative Collective: Anything Goes Art

 The Creative Collective is a link up in the blogging community with the intent of encouraging creativity and trying out new activities. I am in love with this link up. I have already met some pretty amazing bloggers through it and I'm excited to participate in it for the rest of the year.


This week's activity is called Anything Goes Art. Pretty much, you grab whatever you have in your house and whip it together into a piece of art. Now, I'm a very analytical, organized thinker so just whipping stuff up doesn't happen for me unless I'm in the kitchen. Therefore when I was digging through my art box and found fabric Sharpies I had bought some time ago I was reminded of this pin and decided I had to give it a go.

Then it was just trying to find out what I wanted to put on my pillow case. This is quite a large pillow case, as you can see from the above photo, so since I was feeling lazy I didn't want to cover the entire thing in words. I found this Harry Potter quote on my quotes board on pinterest and figured it suited a pillow case very well. The rest is history!


I have to say, now I'm thinking of re-reading my Harry Potter books to find more awesome quotes and maybe try to come up with a way to make art out of them in our apartment. If I come up with an interesting way of displaying them, I'll make sure to share it with you all :)

The Creative Collective


What's your favorite quote?

[edit: I unfortunately did not do this by hand. I based it off of this print I found online. I will be attempting other quotes in a similar style by hand in the near future though :) ]

21 comments:

  1. Food Booze & BaggageFebruary 19, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    OMG you hand wrote this!?! I sort of hate you now for your awesome handwriting skills :)

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  2. Your printing is beautiful! I wish it was a font, I would use it all the time! I love Harry Potter, that one is such a great quote. Perfect DIY, quick and easy, with a big impact!

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  3. oh my goodness!!! this is the best! your lettering is gorgeous & this is one of my favorite HP quotes! Dumbledore is such a wise man!

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  4. What a great pillowcase and I had no idea there were fabric Sharpies I need to find some of those!

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  5. I wish!! I based it off of a print I had found online. I just added the link to the print in my post though :)

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  6. If I ever find a font like this I will definitely be sharing it everywhere I can because it really is beautiful! I also based it off of a print I found online which I have provided the link to in my post (at the bottom) :)

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  7. One of my favorites too! I cried during the 6th book because I like Dumbledore so much.

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  8. Thanks! I think I found mine at Walmart originally :)

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  9. I love love love this - how on earth did you get such stunning handwriting?!? I'm super jealous! I too did a quote project, but I redid it on the computer because I was so embarrassed from my grade school penmanship! Eeek! Beautiful quote - absolutely love what you've done!

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  10. This is great! ... Now I want to sharpie all the fabric in my house! haha. Thanks for sharing

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  11. Thanks :) Credit has to go to the print I had originally found the font on though (link in the post). I agree that it's perfect for the Harry Potter theme! You should definitely go get some fabric sharpies and try them out :) They're fantastic! Wish I could find metallic ones though....

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  12. You should!!! And then post some photos of everything you've sharpie'd :)

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  13. I wish it was mine! The font is based off a print I found online (link in the post). Going to try free handing some more in a similar style though :) I love quotes!! They are so inspirational.

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  14. I may just do that!

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  15. That's awesome! :) I wish I had thought of that. Great idea!

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  16. This quote is so sweet! Great idea :)

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  17. Thanks :) I didn't even know they existed until recently. Can't wait to come up with another project to use them in!!

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