The walls that surround me are always filling with things from my drawing board. They are similar to my mind and my work desk; full of many different ideas, colours and forms. They are in different stages, some not quite finished yet but up on the wall to inspire me further.

My walls are like a work in progress to me, as so many other things in my life, sometimes a bit too haphazard and spontaneous but always ready for change…

My hang-ups

Art by iHanna. Blue slow cloth, the embroidered mixed media piece Fly photo of a Inner Landscape II framed on black and my abstract painting on wood.

Framed collage
Collage Mr Lotus is in a black Ribba frame from IKEA, just standing close to my desk and ready to be exchanged for another collage when a new one is finished. I like seeing my collages in a frame, to understand that they are finished and ready to “go”. Framing your own art is a great feeling. If I had more walls I would frame all my collages and hang them in rows like in a gallery, but wall space is just as scarce as wardrobe space and desk space in my life.

Framed Inner landscape embroidery
The mixed media embroidery Fly photo of a Inner Landscape I hangs just above my bed, and I look at it often. I think it is one of my favorite art pieces and I am very proud of it. I have several photos, paintings and post-it-notes surrounding my bed, reminding me of different things.

What is your hang up?

Do you frame and hang your own art? You should, your art deserves that space! I do hang stuff up – all the time. And if I don’t frame it I hang it up on my inspiration board “as is” for a while, until I make newer things or need change. My inspiration board is a huge white frame (tutorial here) with string and pegs to hang things on. This is how my inspiration board looked like about two months ago;

Inspiration board October 2010
Full of inspiration! ATCs, postcards, photos, owls, knickknacks and even one of the stray katti-fnatts that I made a few of!

Right now my inspiration board is covered in November AEDM collages even though not all 30 collages did fit!

For crusade no 46
(November & December) Michelle is asking;What’s your hang up? She encourages us to hang our art up on the wall or even take colour copies of our art journals and frame those! I haven’t framed an actual art journal page though I did create an awesome Wall Calendar with detail photos from some of my art journal pages. It still hangs on my wall because I really like it, though now it is a bit outdated! :-)

I hope you are well and are carving out some time for creative play even in busy December. It is right now that we need it the most. Will you hang your own artwork up on your wall now?

Take care!