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. I've spent my life documenting the world around me in writing and photography. 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.