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Painting Inspiration

For Christmas, I painted house/ apartment portraits for my mother, mother-in-law and sister. I LOVE painting, but for some reason I just don’t do it very often. Recently, I was perusing one of my favorite art blogs, Ona Befort, and remembered she posted a really cool painting video several months ago. I remembered it, but didn’t look it up because I was lazy and sick and on my phone. THEN, a few days ago I was perusing another fave blog, Making It Lovely, and saw that Nicole Balch had posted the Ona Befort video! What great luck! I hope you can enjoy this video as much as I do!

Fawn and Flora ~ work in progress from Oana Befort on Vimeo.

Love, Florida – Vol 1

Ray and I have both lived in Florida for our entire lives, and while it’s not always the ideal state to be in (hello 105 degree + humidity), it’s our favorite state to be in! Love, Florida is going to be a recurring series on alliray that will feature Florida-related wonderfulness.

My good friend, Katie (another lover of interesting retro finds), gave us this book of vintage Florida post cards she found in her Grandmother’s house. I really REALLY love them and have been trying to think of different ways to display them around Big Brown.

This alligator postcard is my favorite. The painting style and colors are so perfect.

I know, sooo rascist. I love the expression on this man’s face though. Also, his yellow belt.

Aren’t they beautiful? Any ideas on how display them? I need suggestions! =)