Art for over the sofa… Possibly

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet…” 
William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

Rather than sharing a quote that I’ve used in a graphic that you can download, I thought I share the art I’ve been working on using vintage public domain artwork from various sources.  I’m pretty sure are what I’m going to use above my sofa.

I used a program called Paint.net to create them. It’s very easy to use and free to download. I used it to create the header for my blog also. I had a lot of fun designing them, pulling the different elements together. I don’t know if this will be the way they will be arranged or not, but right now I kind of like this layout. I had a lot of fun designing them.

I just have to figure out where I’m going to have them printed, because I want them to be really high quality. That means I won’t be printing them here at home, even though that would be less expensive. Any suggestions on where I can get them done on the cheap?

Now that I’m looking at them all together, I might tweak them a bit… The frames are 12″x12″.  It might be nice to make these pictures square rather than rectangular. I hadn’t even considered making them square until now. When I started designing them, I was thinking about using my printer paper. I just realized I don’t have to be locked into anything since I was planning on trimming them anyway. They can be any shape I want, especially since I’m not going to print them here.

Well, I have a few weeks to decide, because the sofa won’t be here for three to five weeks.  Whatever I decide, I think this is the feel I want to go with. They’re cheerful, and I think they will help brighten the room. Plus it’s cohesive with artwork that we already have in the room.

What do you think?  Do you like them?

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