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Miss Congeniality-inspired Movie Quote Art

18 Dec

Movie Quote Art

Thought I’d take a break from 24/7 Christmas and share another quick little DIY art idea I was inspired to make tonight.

I’ve always loved Sandra Bullock but developed an extra special place in my heart for her after reading her sister Gesine’s book, Confessions of a Closet Master Baker. Miss Congeniality is one my all-time favorite movies. It’s like Father of the Bride in that, if it’s on TV, I cannot turn it off. I’m watching it for the night. (I own it.)

It’s on right now and one of my favorite moments just happened. “Gracie” just realized the pageant crown must be rigged with something and rambles on, gesturing wildly to her head, miming a crown. Michael Cain mistakes this for delayed excitement for the winner’s announcement and hilariously says, “That’s it. Wear the crown. Be the crown. You are the crown.

It always makes me laugh so I was decided to make a little Miss Congeniality-inspired movie quote art for my office as well as some prints for my friend Stacey. I’ll probably make another using another one of my favorites: “You think I’m gorgeous. You wanna date me.” I bet they’d be so cute on some note cards too. I haven’t done that since like 2008, when I made some note cards to gift to a friend using some favorite Sex & the City quotes like “hello, lover.” Might be time to bring that one back!

To download the free 8.5 x 11 pdf, click here.

* Sidenote: Great book and perfect for baking-obsessed friends or family. I think “Sandy” became even more endearing for me because I loved her sister Gesine so much! And she sweetly described little things her sister had done to help launch her bakery in VT. I love sisterly affection.

Baby style

21 Apr

With so many pregnant friends, it’s not hard to get excited imagining our own turn. I ASSURE you there isn’t a bun in the oven, but will confess to culling together baby-related nursery inspiration. And there may be a list of baby names we like saved on my phone. When the time comes, I think we’ll be ready.  30ff16f7d1f2596584e4fa47828cf4c3butterfly mobile envy + black and white portraits amore
13f896657fd8104404bf1443b382a9f9serene blues +  greys + that alphabet quilt!!! 200f3adf24bd9aba0c9470619b8de605that rainbow rug! that pennant! those little chairs! happy vibes.
d51842fd1c86bf1271d891cab53ac827so bright and cheery—if I was an artist in Brooklyn, I feel like this would be my baby’s nursery


31 May

I was sitting on the couch telling him I’d finally hunted down, bid on, and won a certain vintage book I’d wanted for the wedding, but it probably wouldn’t arrive in time for our photo session that weekend. An amused look crossed his face. He quickly got up and came back with a box.

©Wendy Pray, 2012

From the moment he lured me to a darkened hallway for our first kiss, to our travels in Italy, it has been an extraordinary adventure and not just in the travel sense. From cooking meals without recipes, to getting lost in conversation, we could do absolutely nothing but it would everything because we’re together. I can’t explain it, but this book is quite symbolic.

The fact that we each bought one? That is just crazy.

He’d been scouring e-bay at the same time I was, considering the same selections I had been considering. He’d wanted to surprise me with it to celebrate the 4-week mark of our wedding and in a best-case-scenario, all the stars aligned and his copy arrived just in time for our photo-shoot with our photographer, Brea.

Here is one of the shots:

See more of Brea McDonald’s beautiful work here

So now we have two copies and one incredible story. Yayayayayayaaay!

©Wendy Pray, 2012

But what I need to know is, how does he do it? And how did I get so lucky?

Here’ s to our adventure, my love. I can’t imagine it with anyone but you.