Living Room Updates … Our Photo Wall … Photo Year Books & An Illustration …

Hello everyone … so this post has been sat in my drafts for way too long now … about 3 months … things have just been so incredibly busy this summer that I’ve barely been able to keep on top of blogging during this time … I’ve also barely taken any pictures on my actual camera this summer … most pictures have been on my iPhone … I’ve just been so burnt out from work that I’ve not been inclined to pick up my camera … my creative inspiration has taken a bit of a nose dive recently … hoping to change that soon …

I came across this website … The Story House … rather randomly while browsing the interwebs … I immediately loved the art work and thought the illustrations were great … the main products that they sell are customised wedding invitations that tell the story of the couple getting married in a unique way … but the owner Lucy also does customised illustrations and I asked her to do one for Perry and me … after giving her an outline of our story this is what she came up with …

Mina & Perry Story

Click the picture to see it bigger …

We both loved it … the words in the middle are the lyrics from our song (Red Hot Chili Peppers – Hard to Concentrate) with the pictures and words around the border telling our story … we have had it printed and framed … although we still haven’t been able to successfully hang the frame … we will get there eventually …

At the beginning of the Spring after another Ikea trip … I picked up a bunch more picture frames to add to our photo wall … then a couple week’s after we ended up getting a new (bigger) television … Perry had been wanting to get one for ages but there had always been something more important that we needed/wanted to spend our money on … after getting the TV home though we realised the increased size was going to block part of our existing photo wall …

So it all came down … thankfully we had used these non permanent sticky strips on the walls so they left no marks … and we decided to relocate our Photo wall to the blank space above our sofa … again when we got our book shelf the photo collage frames we had hanging there got partially blocked so those came down too …

It took another couple of weeks to pick the photos that we wanted to print for the additional frames and by the time we were ready to reassemble our photo wall it was the beginning of Summer …

Anyway so this is what it looks like now …

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And a few more up close …

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Another project I had been working on in my spare time was creating Photo Year Books of our lives together … so we now have year books for 2010 (and some from 2009), 2011, 2012 … and another book for our Wedding Party Pictures … the book of our Wedding Party Pictures I had delivered to my parents house in London and my Mum brought it out with her at Christmas … the others were delivered direct to Dubai … thankfully they all arrived OK and with no problems …

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That is it for this rather belated upate …

Till next time …

Mina X

2 thoughts on “Living Room Updates … Our Photo Wall … Photo Year Books & An Illustration …

  1. The ilustrration is a beautiful idea. The year books are great. Can’t wait to see them close. Even though I don’t know when I’ll be able to. Well done. Its good you started doing them now. XXX

  2. Pingback: Our Adventures 2013 Yearbook … Creating With Blurb … | Our Adventures In The Middle East

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