Monday, December 1, 2008

Welcome

Welcome Monday. Welcome December. Welcome holiday cheer and madness. I'm trying hard to welcome the new day as I drudge through the morning still recovering from Thanksgiving food coma and travel. A glimmer of hope appeared after seeing these Various Welcomes by Lizzie Ridout. Nothing like lovely and clever text to get your day started.

On Lizzie Ridout's site she provides instructions on creating your own Welcome art:

1. Choose an appropriate doorway or step for your Welcome stencil.
2. Sprinkle chalk dust/cocoa/dust removed from your vacuum cleaner liberally over the surface.
3. Remove stencil carefully to avoid disturbing dust.
4. Observe as people pass over your Welcome, inadvertently destroying one artwork and creating another.

{found via It's Nice That}

30 comments:

Tina said...

these are so cool, what a great idea, so creative, love it! :)

Krissy said...

too funny! Happy Monday to you :)

sarahelizabeth said...

lovely! didn't yoko ono do something like that?

please sir said...

Thanks!!!

heidi said...

what a lovely thing to do with dust & vacuum cleaner lint! Unfortunately, my lint has hair & cheerios in it...

Munted kowhai said...

:)

lint oooo lint! That made me squirm but it creates such a beautiful idea!!
My vacumn has lots of discarded jump rings, chains and cords. Hahaha.

.kate said...

oh no. I need November back for a little while so I can catch up! One day I am going to wake up and be fifty.

Thanks for reminding me:)

Dottie said...

welcome it all - what a lovely collection.

cindy : quaint said...

i love this idea and so does our carpet sweeper!

amy said...

lovely! i feel at home already...

la la Lovely said...

Love the welcome! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! Come by for a giveaway!
xx Trina

The Lil Bee said...

Ooh, how chic?! How 'bout a dog hair stencil. I could do one of those. (Yeck!)

leah said...

yes, a struggle to recover here too. but i am happy december is here. i feel more ready for it than i have been in a long while.

picciolo said...

what a great idea, it looks wonderful
: )

Victoria said...

Very cool!

Sal said...

If my front steps weren't - bizarrely - covered in green astroturf, I'd totally do this.

jae said...

This is truly a great idea! However, I think I like it best with the cocoa or chalk dust.

Vana said...

what a superb idea...

kendalee said...

Mmm... not so sure about the lint idea either but love the creativity of it. Recycling to the n-th degree!

jess gonacha said...

i love love love this idea! i can just picture the look on people's faces when they realized they destroyed it! so fun.

Cicada Studio said...

This wouldn't last 3 seconds in my house with a toddler. But what fun to try.

Design Lovely said...

I am not sure what to think of this. I think I like it though. I also really like those red shoes in that first image.

{michelle} said...

Cool effects!

SimplyGrove said...

How fun!! This is a great idea! YOu find the best things:)

A Print A Day said...

that sounds like a neat project!

i missed your blog :)

*L said...

so cool... I want a house to do this to for my hypothetical guests:)

mary said...

I *love* these images!!

Freshly Found said...

Another lovely idea!

thevintagechair said...

What a cool idea!

Anonymous said...

Talk about wearing out your welcome!

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