Personalized Art from Photographs

Personalized Art from Photographs

I love creating a home that is personal and meaningful to me and my family, especially when it comes to the artwork we display in our home. The other day I had a blank wall to fill and I really wanted it to be filled with reminders of our summer vacations at the beach. I looked through my options and realized I didn’t seem to have the kind of art I was hoping for.

Personalized Art from Photographs

Come see what I did to make my own art! I shared my little project over at “It’s a Blog Party!, and I’m pretty pleased with myself and how it turned out. Head on over to see it!

I’m so sorry there was no “Inspired By” post on Friday. My mom had to be rushed to the hospital and is very sick. In my rush to go be with her I forgot to hit publish. My scheduled post just sat there for a couple of days. I’m sorry I messed that up.  So, if you happen to pop by and want to link up (assuming this linky will still work), feel free! Otherwise, we’ll be back on schedule for next week! Thanks for your patience and prayers for my mom!


  1. I hope your Mom will be okay… sounds like you’ve had a couple of rough days!
    .-= Lynn from For Love or Funny´s last blog ..Signs of Middle Age =-.

  2. Praying for your mother and family, hoping everything will be fine…

  3. Just dropping in to say I will be praying for your mom. I am so sorry she is ill. Absolutely no need to apologise for not posting when you are going through a crisis. Real life and family are so far up the list of importance that blogging doesn’t even matter.

    The photos look fantastic Melissa! First, just let me say, can you believe I had no idea you could change up your photos in Flickr? Thank you for that tip!
    .-= Kathleen Grace´s last blog ..Spring =-.

  4. Praying for your Mom…and for you. It is so hard to see our parents ill. ((Hugs))

    Headed to see your project now…

    Becky K.
    .-= Becky K.´s last blog ..And Then There Were Two =-.

  5. I pray for healing for your mom. So sorry she is sick.

    The pictures look great, by the way.


  6. I’m so sorry to hear about your mom…I hope she is okay!!! I will be praying for you and especially for her! :)

  7. Hope your mom is on the mend…..and don’t worry about us in blogland – we all know how real life can take over and blogging goes on the back burner.
    .-= Heather @ what’s happening this week´s last blog ..Living Vicariously Through My Sister’s Garden =-.

  8. Melissa, I hope your mom is doing well. I know how scary that is. {hugs}

    Your art that you put together is wonderful. Such a great way to personalize your room and be reminded of all the great memories. I such take time to fool around with those editing tools more often!
    .-= Anita´s last blog ..Shrubbery Blubbery =-.

  9. Melissa, Thanks so much for sharing your Decorating over at Blog Party! I was just thrilled to have you!
    I’m sorry your Mom is ill, I’ll be praying for her!
    .-= Liz@HoosierHomemade´s last blog ..Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken ~ Winners =-.

  10. I’m sorry to hear about your mom and will be praying for her and for you and the family. It’s never easy to see our loved ones ill and we all understand when you must take care of things with them. No apologies needed.

    Your artwork project is wonderful.
    .-= Adrienne´s last blog ..Highway To Heaven =-.

  11. So sorry to hear of your mom’s illness. I hope she is feeling better.

    I love the trio of photos framed together using a large mat in the white frame. You’ve transformed family vacation photos into Art.

  12. Don’t worry about not having the party up! And you certainly don’t have to apologize for it! Be with your family and your mom! You are both in my thoughts and prayers!

    P.S. – Love your art project!
    .-= Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish´s last blog ..Ready to Relax! =-.

  13. Hi Melissa! I visit all the time but haven’t linked in a while. I love your photo idea. I just ordered a canvas for a photo I took and I’m excited to get it. I will definitely be doing this as well! I use Topaz Adjust to edit my HDR photos. What a super idea!
    .-= Puna´s last blog ..What’s Happening In Southern Maryland? =-.

  14. hello melissa!

    sending well wishes & prayers to your Mom & your family. i know many are holding her up in prayer.

    take care of you – too!
    headed over to see your project now.
    .-= this blessed nest´s last blog ..GIVEAWAY TIME! =-.

  15. Sending good thoughts to you and your Mom!!! Awesome project as well!
    .-= Jocelyn Stott´s last blog ..It’s All About the Details, Baby =-.

  16. flickr/picnik also has a “posterize” option that does a similiar trick in taking a picture and making it look more like a drawing or painting. I have the picnik premium also and use it constantly, VERY worth the 25$ a year.
    .-= paige whitley´s last blog ..CSS Neusse =-.

  17. Sending up prayers for you and your mom.

    I’m just now learning to use flickr, so I’m off to see your project.

    .-= Donna´s last blog ..Ordinary Miracle =-.

  18. Thinking of you and your family, wishing your mother healing thoughts – much love xx

  19. I didn’t have anything to add to your inspired by list. It was busy here too but I really hope all is well with your mom. Hugs, Pam
    .-= pam rosenberg´s last blog ..Pillow of the Week # 19 or School’s Out, Let the Chaos Begin =-.

  20. I am glad you are with your mom! I am praying with your for her recovery.
    .-= Glenda Childers´s last blog ..Remembering Hallie (part nine) ~ just for fun! =-.

  21. Just hopped over to see your project. Ah, Cannon Beach. I love that place. My husband and I spend a week their every year, while he speaks at the Cannon Beach Conference Center.
    .-= Glenda Childers´s last blog ..Remembering Hallie (part nine) ~ just for fun! =-.

  22. Annelise Wilcox says

    You are inspiring us everyday, here’s to having some inspiration and grace during this time in your life. I will be thinking about your mom.
    Kind regards.
    .-= Annelise Wilcox´s last blog ..Nothing Like Shopping with a Friend =-.

  23. So sorry your Mom is sick – praying she recovers quickly.
    .-= The Little Brown House´s last blog ..Saturday….what to do.. =-.

  24. Melissa-
    Sending you love and prayers for you mom and your family. Wish I could drop you a meal…that is what we do in the south! MJ
    .-= Mary Jean´s last blog ..Be Still Monday =-.

  25. sending up prayers for your mom.

    this is my first time participating, thank you for the opportunity to share and be inspired….lovely!

  26. So sorry to hear about your mom. Hope she’s feeling better soon!!
    .-= Julia @ Hooked on Houses´s last blog ..HGTV Design Star: “Who Executed All the Geese?” =-.

  27. Praying for your mom and all the family. Moms being down effects so much! Off to follow your link to see what you’ve done this time.
    .-= Vee´s last blog ..Around the Sewing Room~Mosaic Monday =-.

  28. Hope your mom is better and out of hospital by now. Sending prayers for both of you.
    .-= Kifus´s last blog ..Colourful Apartment in Sweden =-.

  29. sorry to hear about your Mother…hope all is well. Hugs
    Thanks for all the fun links.
    .-= teresa´s last blog ..Cottage Kitchen before- =-.

  30. So sorry to hear about your mom. Hope she recovers fully and soon.
    .-= Nikki´s last blog ..Home Alone with McIver =-.

  31. your mom is SO much more important. . . family first!

    recognized the photo on your blog today from cannon beach instantly. when we lived in oregon we loved going there.

  32. Great job Melissa, I always love how photos look when done this way!
    .-= janet´s last blog ..BERMUDA HOUSES =-.


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