DIY Thumbprint Framed Art

We love the idea of these framed thumbprints (one yours and one from your loved one) to celebrate an anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or any special day. Perfect illustration of you + me.

TOOLS & MATERIALS: frame with mat, heavyweight art paper, acrylic paint, mounting tape, shallow disposable bowl or dish, scissors, permanent marker or pen (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS: Step 1: Prep work space for painting. Step 2: Add dollop of acrylic paint to shallow disposable bowl or dish. Step 3: Dip thumb in acrylic paint and press thumb straight down onto art paper firmly. Let dry completely. Step 4: If desired, add an initial or special note in permanent marker or pen. Step 5: Cut paper to fit mat and adhere paper to mat with mounting tape. Step 6: Place mat in frame and secure.

For more fun DIY projects, check out the Winter 2016/17 issue of MeetMinnie!


Art Love: Mixed Media

We love this mixed media piece by Gail Spencer Saour. Titled Vignette #15, it is a mix of acrylic and collage. We found it at one of our favorite spots, the Torpedo Factory (a munitions-factory-turned-art-collective and a must-visit if you are in the Washington, DC or Old Town Alexandria, Virginia area).

To us, the beauty of this piece lies in its balance. Its subtle use of texture. Its play of light and dark. Its restrained but thoughtful use of color. Layers of moody greys, teal and crimson join planes of pastel pink and blue effortlessly. It is playful, strong and quiet.

The perfect mix.


Art Love: Shadow Bowl

We found this piece by Candace Young on a trip to North Carolina and were instantly taken with the cutwork and leaf detail. As we understand it, the bowl is designed to hold a tiny candle in the middle, creating magical shadows at night.



MeetMinnie Magazine: Winter 2015/16 Issue

MeetMinnie's Winter 2015/16 issue = new look + new projects + new loves. Check it out!

Happy Winter!



Art Love: Mini Sketches

We were thrilled to find these mini sketches by artist Winnie Coggins at a local gallery. At just about 2 inches, each piece makes a lovely, quiet statement on its own. And mixed + matched in a tabletop collection? Just perfect.