Just over a week ago, my computer died. As did my hard drive, along with every photo, every piece of work that I have created in the past two years.
Each day I discover a new reason to be sad about it.....the photos of my beautiful children, of all of my DIY projects, work for clients, my fonts, the list goes on and on. It totally sucks.Today it especially sucks because my laptop is not fixed yet and I am trying to write blog posts on my old computer, also known as the craptop. I can't edit photos properly, or compress them, or upload them to my blog. I am about ready to lose it. Please bear with me, my other computer will be fixed this week and I hope to have some pretty posts coming your way again very, very soon.
In the meantime, please learn from my mistake and back up your computer!
Art is such an important part of any room. I am shocked by the number of homes I see where there is little to no art on the walls. But I do get it, art can be intimidating. People worry about matching their sofa, how much to spend or where to hang it. I think choosing art is very personal, but there are five basic rules that will make your art stand out in any room.
1. Hang art lower than you think. It should be at eye level when hung on a bare wall.The centre of the art should be about 60" above the floor.
2. Unless you are hanging art across the entire wall, use the 2/3 rule when hanging art over furniture. Measure the length of the sofa/mantel/table and hang a piece of art that is 2/3 of that total length. A single piece of art should not be wider than the furniture itself.
3. When hanging art over furniture, hang it low enough so they relate to each other, but high enough so that the piece is not blocked by accessories. Six to eight inches works well.
4. When hanging art in a grouping, space each piece about two inches apart.
And the most important rule of all:
5. Buy art you love. It does not have to match anything. If a piece moves you, evokes a happy memory, buy it and hang it where you can enjoy it every day.
As I have said before, I am a font snob. I can spend more time choosing fonts then choosing images when writing a blog post.
I am usually not a fan of writing in all caps, but sometimes, like in a title, you need your words to pop. Here are five all caps fonts for those times when you need your words to stand out:
See one you like? Just click the links below to download the fonts:
Ribbon I Antartic I Kredit I Nadall I Castellar
See my top five cursive fonts here.
Do you have a favourite font? Share it in the comments below!