14 Foot Ceilings

Photo Arrangements
September 29, 2009, 2:22 pm
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If you’re like me, and a) have lots and LOTS of wall space and b) have lots of photos/artwork (I AM an artist afterall), you’ll need to figure out a way to display them.  ONCE in my life I thought it would be neat to have four photos of work I had done (I made the piece, my husband photographed them back when I was in school) framed in matching frames and hung up in an orderly fashion.

Well, I was never allowed to do so after that, as my poor husband had a heck of a time hanging them all so they were even.  That was two apartments ago, and he WON’T stop talking about it.  Inspired by a friend, I decided to just start randomly arranging photos and artwork.

The beauty of doing this is that you can get mismatched frames, on purpose!  There is also no measuring involved, I usually just hold up a photo in an area that I think works, we figure out where the screw should go, and done.  Of course some of our frames aren’t super, so they’re not always level (and I can be a stickler on this, so it can drive me crazy).

I generally start on one side and work my way over.  The arrangement above our TV is a few years worth of photographs, trips we have taken, artwork I have made, our wedding and engagement photos, etc.  We’re always adding to it, I have some fabulous old shooting targets I want to frame and hang somewhere, and as we grow old together we’ll always have photos to add, as we’re constantly traveling, and I like to think that we’re both pretty good photographers, even if that isn’t what I am schooled in (my husband has an art degree by proxy, since he met me during my first year of art school).

We happen to have large expanses of wall space, so the sky is really the limit!


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