Stolen ideas

June 18, 2009


I haven’t told you about the chickens in the kitchen yet.

I really love the site Neatorama, and often they feature these amazing cut-paper sculptures like this, but I’m not brave enough to attempt it. A while ago they had an artist who cut out around pictures in old books, but I can’t find that link.

I couldn’t make art with books, but I could ruin them forever cut out some pictures and frame them. I had some old frames lying around and thought about cutting up some of Lloyd’s old books, but they don’t have many interesting pictures in chess books. So, I dug into some of the ancient children’s books that are gathering dust in the basement. I cut up one that isn’t a good story, but had sweet pictures.

Everything is cooler framed.

The logical place for chicken pictures was by the deviled egg plate. (I’ve only made deviled eggs five times in my life, but I love that plate.)

This picture was taken in a hurry.

I realize that the frames are too high on the wall, but honestly – when is an art critic going to walk through our house?

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “Stolen ideas”

  1. Karla Said on:

    That’s cool!

    It reminds me of how I decorated the nursery -- in Curious George. Dad loves to mat and frame things, so I asked him to get some paperback books and frame the cover. He had such a good time, he did 11 of them! As soon as I unearth the scanner in the basement, I’m going to scan some pages from some Mo Willems books and have him do the same for Anna’s room. 😀


    • Karla Said on:

      PS Don’t worry about stolen ideas -- I got the CG idea from Pottery Barn where they were charing $100 a wall hanging! Ouch!


  2. Deanne Said on:

    You guys are my HEROS!


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Your chicken pictures look AWESOME!! I love them!! (and that Jen art is amazing too)

    More importantly, I think you’ve single handedly answered that age old question: What came 1st, the chicken or the egg?


  4. Brad Said on:

    What would really be cool is a chicken-shaped hole cut through your wall.


  5. Lauren's dad Said on:

    Go for six times when we see you in July, please.


  6. Lauren's mom Said on:

    I don’t think the pictures are too high. Just right!


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