Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Breathe Subway-esq Art Canvas

I made this canvas months ago before I even had a blog. BUT...I still love it and wanted to share it will all of you. I found the quote looking around for inspirational sayings for vinyl lettering designs. It just so happens to have been said by a VERY well known daytime talk show host. Neat-O!  I originally had that quote in vinyl lettering on my wall but since vinyl is WHAT I do...I took it down and replaced it with our last name and est. date. Sorry, VERY well known daytime talk show host. Umm...I don't think I can name her...I'd love to attribute my source but holy cats! the fear of being sued, lol.

 I never really "let go" of it though.

I'd love to show you a before picture of the plain white canvas but I am pretty sure you can picture it all on your own. I sat down and designed the quote into a subway art inspired canvas. Well, subway art is what I was aiming for but I'm not sure it qualifies as subway art entirely. I cut the lettering loving the way the design turned out. I painted my canvas Merlot, and sanded it lightly once it was dry then added the lettering.

Here it is:

Linked to these great Parties:
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage:

Hookin' Up @ House of Hepworths

VIP Party #8 @ Designer Garden:

Sundae Scoop Link Up @ I <3 Naptime:

DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Show Off:

Tip Me Tuesday @ Tip Junkie

Blue Cricket Design Show & Tell @ Blue Cricket Design:

Have a great day!


  1. I really like that thought. And that color! (Came over from House of Hepworths.)

  2. Thanks Erin it made a great inspirational decor item. I think the Merlot came from Lowe's. {swoon} I bought it for a wall in my Master bedroom BUT have since chickened out painting it. eeek. :-\ Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. Hi! This looks awesome! I host a weekly blog hop -- It's a Keeper Thursdays. I'd love for you to stop by and link up!

    Christina @ It's a Keeper

  4. I love it! Great work =)

    I'm a new follower from Transformation Thursdays :)

    You can visit me
    Monica @

  5. @Monica~Welcome! So glad you stopped by! =)

  6. @Christina~ Thank you! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog. I appreciate it!

  7. What a great saying! I love this. Thanks for sharing at the VIP party today =)

  8. Very nice! I lOve the quOtatiOn tOO! Popping over from the VIP party.
    I always say "holy cats!" and people look at me funny. (Holy cow is over-rated.)

  9. Thanks Vivienne! Ah ha ha that's too funny that you say holy cats too! I'm gonna head to your blog right now! ;)

  10. This is very nice. I need to start doing some canvases - and I also LOVE the burlap "Breathe" picture in your etsy shop. I am a new follower. I can't wait to see more!
    Found you via Designer Garden

  11. @Sue~Welcome! Thanks for stopping by! I am so glad you saw my Etsy shop too. I hope to get more and more on here as the days go by. =)

  12. I love that saying! Thanks for your kind words about my Etsy shop! I am a new follower!


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