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Keeping Our Sanity During Baby's First Year

Just Call Me Picasso

I was going to order some prints for the nursery from some talented artists on But the more I looked at their paintings, the more I wanted to try to paint similar pictures myself. So, I got out my acrylic paint and ink pens and here are the results:

If you’ve been on Etsy to search for nursery art, these paintings may look familiar to you. I know it isn’t cool to copy someone’s work and pass it off as my own but since I am not selling these to anyone and I’m not pretending that I came up with them, I think it is OK in this case. I thought about it before I painted them and concluded that it is the same as if I were to copy a famous piece of work like Starry Nights. Or is that just me justifying being a copycat?? Either way, I am very happy with the results and I hope no one is offended that I was “inspired” by someone else’s work.

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  1. So cute! Can i order a hippo one with orange background? :) Well done. And the mats compliment them so well!

  2. These are so cute!