Peace, Love, & Art with Graphic 45: Day One
"If only everyone in the world was a crafter, what a happy place the world would be!" ~Deborah Gill, G45er
It's a very special weekend on the blog. We here at Graphic 45 have been very moved by what's happening in the world all over right now, so our design team has created some truly amazing art in honor of peace and love. We will share a beautiful project by Nichola Battilana, an altered large 'Peace' canvas by Annette Green, and an altered bright and beauteous altered peace sign by Rhea Freitag. Let's celebrate peace today!
Nichola really inspires with this beautiful mini altered canvas using a few G45 collections including a non-seasonal use of The Twelve Days of Christmas. Beautiful!
"A small altered canvas to hang as a hopeful token for peace for our friends in the Ukraine and all areas affected by war and strife. What a beautiful world it would be if all people lived with dignity and respect and without fear of war or retribution." - Nichola
12 Days of Christmas > 12 Days of Christmas
Sweet Sentiments > Perfect Petals
Sweet Sentiments > Sweet Sentiments
Sweet Sentiments > Heart Song
Botanical Tea > Sweet Chamomile
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Canvas Corp 3” and 2” canvas
Petaloo Botanica Mini’s
Petaloo Trinket Accessories
May Arts white and pink ribbons
Self adheisive pearls
Small Bent-Wing Dragonflies
Now, enjoy this gorgeous "Peace" canvas by Annette. This is a wonderful project to hang all year round. Love the hopeful colors and beautiful details.
"I was thrilled to create an art piece that that could hopefully bring a smile, hope and joy to those in Ukraine, Russia and all around the world. By nature, we take our freedom and the peace it brings for granted until it is threatened. This 16” x 20” canvas will hang in my office and remind me each and every day that without peace, we are not complete and happy." - Annette
"Inspired by the classic peace sign, I set out to create a lively paper wreath by layering lots of die cut paper flowers. In order to make a vibrant and lively tone, I chose fun bright colors from both the Bohemian Bazaar line as well as Mother Goose. The insides of each flower are parts from the Mother Goose Banners and Flowers. These tiny circles add such a nice little detail that really finished off each bloom. I actually made way to many flower elements for this project. Since I had already cut and glued them all, I decided to turn it over and make it double sided. This also added another layer of texture, which I am always seeking in my work. Peace to the Ukraine." - Rhea
We're so glad you joined us to celebrate Peace, Love, and Art on the blog today. Many thanks to Nichola, Annette, and Rhea! Join us tomorrow for another wonderful day celebrating peace.
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with us,