I am so excited about this gift that I HAVE to share it...but SERIOUSLY, MOM AND TAYLOR DON'T LOOK.
What is it? 'A piece of art' you might say....but it's something else too.
IT'S A CALENDAR!!!
My mom, sister and I have celebrated Calendar Day for many years...even now that they live in Portland, I still get a text on the first of each month celebrating the new beginnings and ripe possibilities.
During my search for cool made-by-us gift ideas, I came across a dry-erase calendar made from paint swatches: http://go.tipjunkie.com/dc/1979/theaestheticwriter.blogspot.com/2011/10/diy-dry-erase-calendar.html I KNEW this was the gift to make for my mom and sister. Once I started digging through my paint swatches, I realized that I either had to go raid the paint dept. at the hardware store or adapt the idea.
What I ended up doing was re-creating segments out of a Valspar color grouping. Then my husband printed it on the 48 inch printer we've got lying around.
We decided to make a big one for our public creative studio. I'll post pics when we get it installed :)