Isn’t Summer supposed to be a time to relax? With travel and a move on my plate its been pretty hectic around here. Thanks Melisa for keeping Project Nursery running so smoothly while I went MIA! So, just back from a family vacation in the Outer Banks (that’s North Carolina, but don’t worry I had no clue where it was either until my first visit 4 years ago). While there I discovered a charming local home boutique called The Urban Cottage. I personally love buying things for the home while traveling and this cute shop had tons to scoop up. Besides the great orange and blue striped beach tote I scored, I found a very cool print for my 1-year old son’s new room. I’ve been searching for something that will complement the rustic Americana feel and this USA map print was the perfect find. Sadly, it was too much to ship out West so when I got back home I got busy googling and bingo, found it!
Aaron Foster is a talented artist from Northern California who’s the creator of these amazing license plate pieces. They all have a good-natured, funky and even patriotic feel to them. In creating his art, Aaron uses old license plates and re-used wood pieces. I especially like the large license plate maps, created with vintage license plates and hand-sanded and treated wood pieces. Originals with actual plates are a big splurge but you can pick up a print reproduction like the cool “Hollywood Sign at Night” framed at Art.com for about $135 bucks! Or personalize one of Aaron’s designs at Oopsy Daisy, Art For Kids. The 60’s VW van “Road Trip” piece is great for the little blossoming Bob Dylan fan. Funny, I should travel across the country to discover art created in my own backyard. That’s why I love the good old US of A…
Tuesday 22nd of July 2008
Wow--that is so cool. I love it!