dil·i·gence:careful and persistent work or effort

Proverbs 13: 4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A perfect puppy profile

Okay, so it's true that I originally completed this project several weeks ago, but I thought it was just the perfect one to post to Amanda's Pinterest Art Challenge.   Because, as we all know, even when we find other bloggers have done what we want to do, all inspiration starts with Pinterest.  So, without further ado, my contribution to the linky party:

So, we've already established that I'm usually a little late to the dance, right?  Along those lines, I'm just getting around to making one of those DIY canvas silhouettes.  Karah at The Space Between recently blogged about this very thing, and that got me inspired.

I already have this awesome sketch of Blake in the living room...

...so, I decided I should display Piper's profile, too.  I found this picture of her from Christmas 2010, resized it, and printed it out on regular old paper.
 Then, I cut out Piper's profile with plain old scissors.
Next, I outlined it onto the canvas with a pencil (can you even see that?), and I freehanded where necessary to make it fit.
 I decided that I wanted to paint the outside gray and leave Piper's profile in white.  A little bit of painting using some paint I already had on hand, and viola!
A perfect puppy profile!
Currently, Piper's profile is the newest addition to my growing collage wall in my office.

Total cost: zero dollars.  I had the paint and canvas (picked up a while back from Hobby Lobby on 50% off) and all the supplies already at the house.  I just love a sentimental (and free) project!




  1. Oh wow Emily, that is realy cool! And I love it in gray and white!

  2. This is sooo great Emily! Yours came out awesome. Please feel free to post this link to my fb page if you'd want to share it with more people. :)

  3. How cute!! That would be so much fun to do... and it seemed simple. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love this! I'm not a dog owner (though I love them), but I might have to recreate this with my cat's silhouette!

  5. I love silhouettes, and this one is so fun and personal. Fabulous!!