Blow it Up

>> Tuesday, November 22, 2011

When I was in college we had to get up in front of our peers and professors ever so often and endure a "jury."  Juries were rarely fun, and regardless of whether I thought my project at the time was good or bad, I always had a mini heart attack. I recall on one occasion getting really beat  up for something being proportionally wrong. Trying to get good feedback before I returned to my studio to make adjustments, I asked, "so you are saying I should just blow it up?" The very dry humored panel replied, "well it's not that bad, baha ha ha ha ha." Tired, nervous, and cracked out on diet coke and Starbucks, I did not laugh.

Obviously I meant "enlarge" by the phrase "blow it up." And something I am loving enlarged these days is photography. Not just enlarged, jumbo.

And my favorite
Only Jordan Ferney could make a baby in a closet this endearing. 


pve design November 22, 2011 at 10:09 AM  

Just the other day, my mind wandered to "crit" days and feeling one part excited and the other part so ready to hear something from the panel of judges. One time I made a skirt with a wired hem. I think when we are learning, it should be a time to enlarge, to think big and to blow things up. Love the idea of a large piece of work!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime November 22, 2011 at 11:53 AM  

I love these...the idea of art being so personal. The large prints are amazing.

Amelia @ House Pretty November 22, 2011 at 1:14 PM  

I love enlarged photography - it's such a great way to incorporate really personal art into your home in a dramatic and showstopping way.

Mary November 22, 2011 at 8:53 PM  

I've been pricing original art work & have discovered I won't live long enough to save up that kind of money. So maybe this might be a better option. I need a large piece for my dining room. Do you know who does this? Where would I send a photo to be blown up?

Interior Design November 23, 2011 at 12:06 AM  

This article gives me idea and inspiration. I love those large photos you featured here. Lovely!

Marianne Simon Design November 23, 2011 at 10:24 AM  

I love extremely large photos! Always makes such a great statement piece. Fabulous!

jonahliza November 23, 2011 at 9:26 PM  

awesome snapshots. i love all of em. this is very inspiring.

J. Harp November 24, 2011 at 6:09 AM  

I love the large photo frame. Very lovely!

jeavon @ Interior Design

Jenna at Homeslice November 27, 2011 at 10:06 AM  

definitely. Huge photography always looks great. It really gives that touch of modern to a space! Great images.

annie November 27, 2011 at 2:38 PM  

I love these...especially that beach scene in that space. I have one of my kids catching snowflakes on their tongues when they were little and it became our Christmas card. Now it's in our's probably my favorite possession.

Julie November 28, 2011 at 9:01 AM  

Love this idea. Could almost make any picutre look great!
love the blog, thanks for sharing!


Surya Rugs December 1, 2011 at 2:05 AM  

Wooden floor should be left alone like that. There was no need to use the rug in the first picture.

paula December 1, 2011 at 10:36 AM  

Blown up = perfection :)

Lecox,  December 12, 2011 at 6:52 AM  

We should have blown lots of things up during those juries :). Could have been much more exciting!!

house of earnest December 21, 2011 at 10:22 AM  

I really love this concept! The first photo with the three kids is my favorite. I like how the rest of the room is very simple. I don't have children, but maybe three photos of my dog? :)

Electric fire places December 29, 2011 at 5:09 AM  

The yellow and white wall paper looks really nice. I feel some oriental touch somewhere.

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