Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Winter Blues...

Winter is here! The mornings stay dark forever...the cold forces you indoors more...and the sun seems to show its smiling face less often.

But it doesn't have to be all that bad. Yes, winter forces us indoors more, but we can use this extra time for redesigning and flooding our homes with color. Color has an amazing power to change our outlook and mood! Now is the time to surround ourselves with the warm and inviting colors of the more 'pleasant' seasons. Simple changes throughout the house can make a big difference. Change the color of the pillows on your chairs & couches. Swap your comforters or curtains! For those industrious ones, choose a new color for your bedroom or your children's rooms. Rearrange existing furniture and put up bright new wall art and you will be surprised at how 'different' the room will feel.

Thankfully, I have found my passion in painting with bright cheery colors and creating artwork with fun personality. This seems to lighten my mood and calm my Winter Blues!:)

Happy Winter everybody!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Redesign your kids room for cheap!

Many parents wonder how they can inexpensively change the design of their child’s room. Cost has become an even more important issue these days as everyone is trying to find ways to tighten their budget. Choosing bright and unique kids wall art can be a simple solution to this dilemma, as you can create a whole new atmosphere in the room by simply adding a new focal point.

By painting a new color on the walls, rearranging and/or repainting existing furniture (repurposing) and choosing kids wall art to suit your child, you can give your child a fresh new room at an affordable cost.

Here are a few of my paintings that could really make a dramatic effect in a child's room...

Friday, June 5, 2009

Let me first say... WELCOME!

Hi Everyone! My name is Amy Abney, and I am an artist specializing in kids wall art. I'm passionate about kids and helping parents create the perfect space for their children. As a mom of 4, I know of the challenges of time and money and have some great tips for designing and re-designing childrens rooms on a budget. A room can be much more than just a place to sleep; it can spark creativity and heighten imagination! I've got some great ideas... so check back soon!