Wednesday, June 13, 2012

How many of you are guilty of leaving your pictures on your memory cards? On your computer? In photo boxes rarely looked through? ::raises hand:: I do it, too. There's nothing wrong with photo storage, but come on. We take these photos, we capture these memories to share and remember. It's a little hard to do either of those when they're still on your memory card. Out of sight, out of mind my friend.

Now I'm not saying every.little.picture you take should be framed or displayed but really find the ones that matter, the ones that make you smile, the ones that remind you of something/someone special and put it on display for the world (maybe not the world...but all your visitors) to see. I definitely believe that you can tell what's important to a person/family by what is on their walls. Some people puts crosses up to represent their faith, art pieces that move them or souvenirs and maps to reflect their love for traveling. And those with nothing on their walls? They might enjoy simplicity. :) But if you've got bare walls and it stems from procrastination then I'm gonna go a little Joan Crawford here and say "NO WIRE HANGERS!" But you know, replace "wire hangers" with "bare walls." haha

This brings us to Operation: No Bare Walls. It is my personal challenge to you to get more of your photos out on display. Feel free to comment or link back to your blog sharing how you did it or how you already show off your photos.

Here are a few ideas in case you need some inspiration.

FRAMES
Align in a grid or go for a more random look. Use a few big frames or lots of little ones.
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CANVAS
This idea is great for impact and very affordable. I've been meaning to try this myself.
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WINDOWS

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CLAMPS
What I love about clamps is that you can easily swap out the photos and during the holidays they can display those holiday cards!

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The possibilities are endless and the great thing is you don't have to pay an arm and a leg to get your photos on the walls. Just use some creativity or there's always pinterest. :) I do try to pin ideas as I see them so if you need some ideas check it out . Kristen Duke of Kristen Duke Photography, a very talented photographer also in the Austin area, has run a series called "Decorating with Portraits" the past few years and it is a great source for inspiration as well.