Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Help! Art as Headboard?

I decided to do a little experiment to see if I could pull off black and white art hanging above the bed as a headboard. I drew little silhouettes of various images, and added a few things I already had framed. I've never hung a grouping of art though before, so I'm wondering how this looks, and what I can do to improve it (despite straightening the frames). Should I spread it all out? Should I eliminate the ones with color and keep it strictly black and white?? Help! Here's a closeup of some of the art I made, using a sharpie to outline some photos I liked.A photo I took of Washington Square Park my freshman year in college:Crazy charcoal drawing:

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess your sister should come over and help you get a better order for them all. Maybe just a few less and more evenly spaced. They just seem kind of random now but I like the idea!

Catherine said...

Love all your artwork and it is such a fantastic idea over your bed. Perhaps if they are closer? It such a tricky thing to get right, good luck with it.

Sarah said...

I love the art you have done yourself! They look fantastic and it has a special touch being your own. Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog. Blogging friends are the best!

Melissa said...

I am a designer and I think the idea is great. Just have to tweak it a little bit. Try putting the frames closer together with about 1 or 2 inches width in between. This will give them balance and it will help to look more like a headboard because it will hold some weight. I would keep the color ones in there. That makes it eclectic. A pop of color never hurt anyone :) You also might want to try keeping the frames in the same color family. white, black, etc. ooh, actually, what may look great is to use the b/w drawings in black frames and set them up as I said above. That would look modern and classic but nice, clean and hold some order. Might even bring you some sweet dreams!