Thursday, August 13, 2009

Paint Chips

Playing around with some paint chips
from the hardware store.
Click on the images to see them BIGGER.

69 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Kira said...

These are so lovely! You've inspired me to run to the hardware store!

8/13/2009 1:06 PM  
Anonymous sarah said...

these are so sweet and pretty!!

8/13/2009 1:25 PM  
Blogger Freedom Creative™ said...

Oh my!!! Those are so so so pretty! I have a tonne of the paint cards sitting on my desk, they're lovely on their own, but what you've done with them, wow!

8/13/2009 1:27 PM  
Blogger lolly-jolly said...

oh they are LOVELY!

8/13/2009 1:40 PM  
Blogger Dagmar said...

Hi Geninne;
Wow, what talent you have to see that and be able to paint like you do. Can I please post that on my site and link it back to is so cool and a great use of paint chips!!! How is your life going @ 9800 feet, is it getting really cool there yet?

8/13/2009 1:41 PM  
Blogger Marcy said...

These are wonderful! I love the idea of showing what's going on under the surface.

8/13/2009 1:49 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

the cutest thing i've seen all month!

8/13/2009 2:08 PM  
Blogger Heather T. said...

Ahhh! That is so cute!!!

8/13/2009 2:10 PM  
Anonymous Devon said...

These are so sweet!

8/13/2009 2:49 PM  
Blogger C. Wade said...

A very creative idea, and so many possibilities! Amazing...

8/13/2009 2:56 PM  
Anonymous melissa said...

wowzers! these are so lovely, your creativity never ceases to amaze me. i love coming to your blog, it is always so inspiring!

8/13/2009 2:58 PM  
Blogger whoatemycrayons said...

What a wonderful blog. My friend saw this and thought I would like it and she was right!

8/13/2009 3:34 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

I love, love, LOVE these :-)

8/13/2009 3:42 PM  
Blogger lori vliegen said...

i can't think of any other way to say it, so i'll just say it simply: you are a genius! :)

8/13/2009 4:05 PM  
Blogger Freedom Creative™ said...

PS. I may do a blog post about your greatness, using your image and linking back to you, do you mind?

8/13/2009 4:15 PM  
Blogger Geninne said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments!
Dagmar & Freedom Creative: I'd be honored if you posted about my work, thank you so much!

8/13/2009 4:17 PM  
Blogger Lyndsay @ LouLouBell said...

GORGEOUS! i love them!!

8/13/2009 4:41 PM  
Anonymous Imene said...

I love that you can make us see the beauty in our daily objects

8/13/2009 5:50 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I really like the birds! What a fun idea!

8/13/2009 6:22 PM  
Blogger Carlene said...

Oh, fabulous! I "collect" paint chips, too. I love the rabbit, we had baby bunnies in our lawn again this year. Different house, same deal.

8/13/2009 6:29 PM  
Blogger Carlene said...

Also, the blue paint chips could be underwater. Just sayin.


8/13/2009 6:30 PM  
Blogger Moose said...

My human mom is starting to go through all her paint chips, right now!!! Your new Etsy banner looks fabulous too.
Tail Wags to All.

8/13/2009 6:42 PM  
Blogger *gemmifer* said...

So clever! And so beautiful.

8/13/2009 7:01 PM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

Geninne, these are brilliant!! I'll never look at paint chips the same way again.

8/13/2009 7:05 PM  
Blogger adrienne said...


8/13/2009 7:06 PM  
Blogger heather smith jones said...

You just turned paint chips into art Geninne. They are smart and lovely. Happy weekend to you!

8/13/2009 7:51 PM  
Blogger Candied Fabrics said...

These are awesome!

8/13/2009 8:43 PM  
Blogger Veda Murthy said...

wow very innovative! can u pls explain...did u stick the sheets on a paper and then watercolored the birds?????

8/13/2009 10:27 PM  
Anonymous Natasha Sazonova said...

You're so creative! I love your work!!! It's so cute and whimsical and I love the colors that you use in the 'color swatches' piece.

8/13/2009 11:38 PM  
Blogger Martina said...

Hello there! I have just stumbled across your blog and like it lots! I absolutely love what you have done with those paint cards...really beautiful work...I would really love to post on my blog..would you mind??

8/14/2009 12:44 AM  
Blogger susan said...

You are so so so clever! I have a drawer full of paint chips I've been collecting for years. Just love to look at them, touch them, rifle through them.

8/14/2009 5:39 AM  
Blogger Diahn said...

Oh, wow - those are so amazing! What an ingenious and creative use of an everyday item! (I have an entire box of them under my bed!)

8/14/2009 5:40 AM  
Blogger micha said...

Wow, what a wonderful idea!

8/14/2009 5:50 AM  
Blogger vintage simple said...

Oh... LOVE these... Puts a whole new spin on the idea of interior design. :) Would you be okay with me posting these on my blog (with a link back to your, of course)?

8/14/2009 6:04 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

giveaway today at

8/14/2009 6:14 AM  
Blogger jessicaleighlalou said...

Wow!! How beautiful! Makes me want to run to Home Depot right now.. :)

8/14/2009 6:48 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

What a fantastic idea!! I love these.

8/14/2009 7:23 AM  
Blogger ArtSparker said...


I have been following your blog for awhile. I would love to post this image, with a link to your site, on my blog

where I have been posting bird images recently. Let me know if that's okay.

8/14/2009 8:32 AM  
Blogger Hanna said...

love these a lot!

8/14/2009 9:03 AM  
Blogger Beth Stone said...

Looks like your "dry spell" is up! Glad to see you back and creating again -- I love these!

8/14/2009 11:40 AM  
Blogger kt_kthx said...


8/14/2009 11:49 AM  
Blogger SusanG said...

Ooohhhhh...I love these!! What a clever way to use them, and so pretty!!


8/14/2009 11:51 AM  
Anonymous Ann said...

Great idea. Love them.

8/14/2009 1:54 PM  
Blogger mammafelice said...

A lot of inspirations... thanks!

8/14/2009 1:55 PM  
Blogger Caitlin said...

So creative. I love the birdies!

8/14/2009 6:18 PM  
Anonymous Denis said...

these are fantastic, i've screenprinted on some as well.

8/14/2009 6:42 PM  
Blogger Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

Such fun pieces. I really like the roots and the rabit burrowing underground. I often glue paint cards into my journals...especially when I am making lists.

8/14/2009 11:08 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Johnson said...

What an interesting idea!

8/14/2009 11:27 PM  
Blogger Emmy van Swaaij said...

what a wonderful creative idea!

8/15/2009 1:14 AM  
Blogger Caty said...

Precioso Geninne!

8/15/2009 1:43 AM  
Blogger simply blue said...

Geninne...I don't know where your ideas come from....but I love them! Your paint chip art is wonderful!

8/15/2009 3:19 AM  
Blogger Flash said...

These are just lovely! I could never look at a paint chip and envision this. I wish I had your imagination and talent.

8/15/2009 6:16 AM  
Blogger sylvita said...

Lovely! :)

8/15/2009 9:26 AM  
Blogger sara said...

How did you do this?? Is that watercolor on the paint chips? I love it!

8/15/2009 5:28 PM  
Blogger Wendi said...

I love this!

8/15/2009 6:21 PM  
Anonymous Tracey said...

This reminds me of why I like to go to the hardware store. So many paint chips to choose from!

8/15/2009 9:06 PM  
Blogger Freedom Creative™ said...

Thanks Geninne. Blogged about here:

8/15/2009 10:30 PM  
Blogger Delphine said...

waaah i love these so much!! especially the part with the bunny and the little worm! :)

8/16/2009 10:27 AM  
Anonymous Annie said...

The blues/teals are the same colours I've been toying with for our home here....

8/16/2009 12:31 PM  
Blogger stephanie alaine said...

oh my, you've outdone yourself! i love the succulents

8/16/2009 7:41 PM  
Blogger Jhon said...

You're so creative! I love your work!!! It's so cute and whimsical and I love the colors that you use in the 'color swatches' piece.

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8/26/2009 2:34 AM  
Blogger GrayFlannel said...

Creative and wonderful. Love your blog too!

8/29/2009 12:38 PM  
Anonymous Leanda said...

So fantastic... I am in awe of your talent!

9/05/2009 12:28 AM  
Blogger chia said...

i love it! never thought the colors could be scraped off. i'll have to try it one day :) love your blog!

9/08/2009 3:18 AM  
Blogger Mónica said...

There were paint chips like these in a store near my town, i grabed some to bring home and the owner told me to pay for it! I bought the paint he was selling, but still he didn't allow me to bring some chips. Grrr!

9/08/2009 3:21 AM  
Blogger Vinisha said...

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow /Hey thanks man!! you are so good. I think this the perfect work.

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