Last summer, I was fortunate enough to display some of my art at Build The Fire. It was the first time I've displayed my art in a gallery setting for that many people. The night was filled with music, dancing, visual art, spoken word, good vibes and good people. I would encourage any artist, established or not to attend.
This year's Build the Fire will be on June 30 at 7 p.m. The address is 1335 North Boulevard and it will be held on the fourth floor. There's a $5 admission fee before 8 p.m. and $10 after. For more updates, follow @buildthefirebr on Instagram.
I documented my experience and posted it to YouTube. Check it out below!
About a year ago I decided to give me and my sister's room a makeover. Even though we technically share a room and I still have some of my things in it, I am away at school for the majority of the time, so she doesn't have to share much. To make the transition from "our" room to "her" room, I decided to do a little DIY project and painted some letters that spelled out her name and hung them on the wall.
My sister had gotten this pillow for Christmas. Coincidentally, I picked out these colors of paint before my sister even got her pillow. I thought it would be a great idea to copy it after I realized I had all the colors I needed.
I got the wooden letters and peace sign from Hobby Lobby. If I remember correctly they were about $3.50 a piece. And I got the bottles of acrylic paint from Walmart for about 99 cents each.
I hung these letters on the wall with Command Strips. I only needed one on each because they weren’t that heavy. Here is the finished product.
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