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Art Work by Yours Truly

Feb 25, 2011

I finally did it. I completed one of my New Year’s Resolutions and I painted an abstract painting. I had so much fun painting I might make this a regular occurrence. I already have requests from my mom and sister for paintings for their homes. I present to you the first original piece of artwork by NDM.

This photo was my inspiration. It was from Joel McHale’s (the Talk Soup Guy) House that was featured in InStyle. I loved everything about this room in his house, but the artwork especially caught my eye. I think mine comes pretty close, right?



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  1. Jill says:

    wow!! great job, I love it… it looks great!!

    And I am a big fan of Joel, so I would copy anything of his too:)

  2. Natali are you kidding me?? That's is soo good! Put me in the list too šŸ˜‰

    Seriously though, nice job.

  3. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Wow! I am impressed!! Awesome job!! It looks fantastic!!!!

  4. Tess says:

    It looks amazing! I saw Joel's house in InStyle way back when and his wife did such an amazing job in every room.

  5. caycee says:

    Girl you rock!!!! I saw this baby in person last night, and it's even more perfect in person!!!!

  6. That looks so great! How about a tutorial when you do your next piece?

  7. Brianna R. says:

    Great job!! And neutral colors so you can move it all over your house to change it up šŸ™‚

  8. KatiePerk says:

    you rock! it looks great!

  9. Michaela says:

    Natalie! It's awesome. You're so good! It looks so close to the inspiration piece that I thought it actually was hanging over YOUR fireplace or something.

    Happy weekend!

  10. Natalie says:

    You are amazing! Love it!

  11. TNjohnson65 says:

    That's great! It looks like you bought it. It is amazing what you can do if you just attempt it. I finally took the plunge and painted our dining room table & recovered the chairs. It looks like it came from a store. Don't you just love that feeling?

  12. Casey says:

    That is beautiful! It is so nice and relaxing to just sit and do some artwork every once in a while, isn't it?!

  13. Love it! That's really impressive! I just helped out with a class project at W's preschool. They each painted canvases, and I helped put their handprints on each of their final pieces. I'll post W's soon. I didn't realize canvases were so cheap at Michael's. I may have to try and paint one too sometime. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Also, I have three printed canvases with black and white photos of the girls. I'm hoping to add them to a wall in our den, along with W and E's canvases of their artwork they create (with paint colors of my choosing, of course). šŸ™‚

  14. Megan says:

    It looks amazing! I really couldn't tell the difference! Great job!

  15. emily says:

    It looks awesome! Great job! And I love me some Joel McHale! šŸ™‚

  16. Bud and Leo says:

    That is beautiful! You are so talented; it looks so much like your inspiration! We love your blog too! šŸ™‚

  17. Ummmm seriously?? I didn't know you paint! SO good, Natalie!

  18. I totally want one for our house!!! I love it- you are seriously talented!!