we have finally finished the collage wall. we had some ups and downs with it. otis broke the glass in the frame, we had to paint/draw our pictures. we had to agree on pictures and we had to actually take time to hang the pictures.
ignore what is on the tv and the bad photo. this wall has been plain ever since we got the house. the picture on the wall was moved to the hall since it didn’t fit our theme of frames for the collage wall. we wanted all black frames with color pictures. i found the red frame and wanted it to be in there too…so it isn’t black but it matched better than one wood color frame.
once again ignore the glare. i have close up shots of the pics…
the bottom picture is of several fortunes from when we were praying on what we needed to do as far as jobs and some other things. they made us smile and even though we don’t believe in the – they gave us some hope. the sheep is sherman. i love when andy draws and i love his sheep. it makes me smile and laugh all the time. i knew i wanted that on the wall. i wanted to walk in from a bad day and smile – and i do. the next picture was taken at olive garden after my graduation. it is just a fun picture and i loved it!
we felt it was important to include our family name some how in the wall so we added a B. we wanted the B to be in the middle since our family is the center of our wall. we bought a gold B at hobby lobby and spray painted it black. to the right of the B you will see part of a picture we got for Christmas from katie and chris. they got it on their honeymoon in the dominican. above the B is a picture andy took of us at the brad paisley concert. it was a wonderful night. andy got me tickets for our 2 year anniversary. i would have to say it was the best concert i have been to so far.
this picture to the left of the B is a picture of us from our wedding. it is a long story as to how why we took blind folded pictures but the short end is we wanted to talk face to face before the wedding but we wanted to keep the tradition of not seeing each other so we ended up blind folded. to this day it was one of my favorite moments of the day and i am so glad that it was captured on camera.
above the wedding picture and beside the concert picture is a picture of us at montreat. we have such a history with montreat that it will forever be special to us. this picture was captured in 2002 a year after we started dating and after leslie died at the candle light service. this picture shows raw emotion and love and brings out a lot of bitter-sweet memories for me. i loved the red frame and the scripture that was on it so i wanted to include it on our wall.
this little guy sits on our wedding picture. we found him on sale at hobby lobby and i couldn’t put him down. he makes me smile and his trunk is up so he should bring good luck.
this is a mini version of what i painted for claire. andy wanted loved it and wanted me to paint something so i painted that again. i love the bright colors.
we had to include otis! we love our gee. we also wanted to add God into our wall so we added a spray painted cross to the top so that we can remember where we have been and where we hope to go in the future.
i am so glad that we are done with the wall. i love looking at our wall and smiling at the memories.