making an experimental wall

wall with painted tendrils

photo: ch'ng kiah kiean 莊 嘉強's photostream/flickr

One of our readers, Pippin, recently sent in us a photo she’d found on flickr, with the following message:

“someday (someday) i’m going to put canvas on a wall as wall paper, and then just paint stuff on it—layer after layer. an experimental wall.”

We love the idea of an experimental wall whether it be a sheet of canvas, heavy paper, fabric, sheetrock, whatever: a blank space to layer ideas – experiment – without any constraints on the outcome.

experimental canvas wall

via Livet Hemma

It’s the visual version of a dry-erase wall, and blackboard walls, which are so useful for tracking and layering ideas and words). We are also charmed by the idea of painting/drawing directly onto an actual weathered wall, like the one that inspired Pippin’s idea. The old window in the photograph looks just like the kind that would have tendrils of ivy curling up around it, so why not create our own?

Thanks Pippin! We hope you get your canvas wall soon (and send us pictures!).

photo: Ch’ng Kiah Kiean 莊 嘉強’s photostream/flickr

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