I have been wanting to do this project for the longest time, but for some reason it just took ages to get togethor. I wanted a family gallery wall, so that the monkeys wouldn't forget what their family looked like, even though they mostly live a 12 hour drive away.
I didn't want just smiling heads on the wall; smiles are lovely & nice
to look at but I wanted something more.
I wanted each photo to exhibit the family members personality.
I wanted the monkeys to get a sense of the person in the photo,
not just a smile-for-the-camera grimace.
It took ages to find the right photos. Then it took ages to find the right frames. These frames are nothing special, but they are sort of uniform. Some are box frames, some flat. They are not thrifted, although they didn't cost a fortune. I'm still not convinced they are perfect & I haven't ruled out painting them white.
I spent a while playing around with the placement of them,
finding an order that was pleasing to my eye.
Happy dog needed to be in the middle, not because the late great dog was the centre of our universe, but because the strong green of the background needed to be central, otherwise the arrangement would be unbalanced. Well, that's what my eye told me, it's not like I have any design training!
Finally they went on the hallway wall! I have lot's of frames left over which is just as well, because between Mr BC & I we have 10 aunts & uncles & 14 1st cousins, not to mention 2nd, 3rd & 4th cousins & their partners & children. Also grandparents, great aunts & uncles...
(They might not all make it to the wall.)
That lady in the witch outfit is my mother in law.
That blushing bride strangling her new husband is my sister Cheryl.
Just joking! My MIL isn't really a witch!
That white haired man caught in the act of scoffing a party pie is my father.
That stern lady behind him giving me the shit eye is my mum. She never reads my blog!
That dapper dude in the photo above them is my dry witted father in law.
The other monkeys are my own, or assorted nieces & nephews.
I love my family very much, it is so nice to see them every day!