Happy Easter from All of Us at Design Lines!
Wreaths are a classic decoration that can also be a great DIY project for the whole family. You can even use clippings from your yard as the raw material. Collect feathers, leaves, small twigs or holly branches, and follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Form a wire hanger into a circle, leaving the hook in place as a convenient way to hang your wreath.
Step 2: Using florist wire, create a bundle of leaves or branches and attach it to the hanger. Layer new bundles on top of the previous one until the hanger is fully covered.
Step 3: Add a bow or pinecones as a finishing touch, and hang your wreath somewhere special.
images 1 & 4: pinterest
images 2, 3, 4 : save on crafts
Just in time for the 4th of July weekend, I want to introduce you to an artist with southern roots that everyone should get to know. Jasper Johns is an artist who was born in Georgia, raised in South Carolina, and rose to fame as one of the most important American Painters of the 20th century. Take a look at one of his most famous works: Flag from 1954.
With Jasper Johns, things are not always as they seem. He used the flag in order to comment on flatness in modern painting, and used dense brushwork to imitate the strokes of Abstract Expressionists like Jackson Pollock, although in a controlled and deliberate manner. Here’s a closer look at the above painting, which shows his use of encaustic (wax mixed with pigment):
It has also been suggested that the flag is a sort of autobiographical reference, referring to Johns’ time in the military, or the Revolutionary war hero after which he was named.
Johns’ breakthrough move was to adopt popular iconography in painting, paving the way for pop artists like Andy Warhol.
Take a closer look at Jasper Johns’ work and see what it means to you…
Have a Happy 4th!