I'm excited to share this gallery wall we created in Cricket's new room. (I'm planning to show you a full room tour very soon.) You've seen several of these items in previous posts—all significant in their own ways. Now we have them displayed together in a place that's easy for Cricket to view but out of reach from her tiny and destructive hands.
You saw the "Oh darling, let's be adventurers" photo and inspiration here. Since I wanted to print the photo in a large square size (12x12 inches) and couldn't find a frame I liked in those dimensions, I decided to mount it on a wooden 12x12-inch plaque from Michael's. To make the sides of the unfinished plaque blend with the photo, I painted them a shade of beige that matches the sand. Then I adhered the photo to the plaque with mod podge. This project was my first attempt with mod podge, and the photo ended up bubbling a bit in the middle; I should have set a book on top of the photo as the glue was drying. Regardless, it turned out well and makes Cricket smile.
I'm Julia Soplop, writer and photographer. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.