Saturday, February 18, 2012

Subway Sign ART

I've been coveting subway sign art for months now, ever since I started seeing pictures like this during my daily Internet design drooling sessions:

And this:

But with prices like the ones above at $650, all I could do was covet and drool and dream. But then I remembered, hey, I can be an ARTIST too and so began the first baby step on my journey from crafty to artist.

So, I followed the directions on and made this:

I am obsessed and can't stop staring at it. Here it is in its new home by the front door:

It cost under $10, and I was able to customize it to show the Boston MBTA D line, which was what we always took when I lived a few blocks from the Longwood stop in Brookline. 

The best part? I kind of, just a little bit, am feeling like I am a little bit more than "just crafty."

"Are you an artist?"

    The man at home depot cutting the mdf for my latest project asked me. 
     "Well... no. I guess I'm just crafty," was my response.

It wasn't until I got home that I realized how badly I want to be able to say yes to that question. How do I go from being "just crafty" to being creative? What does it take to be able to say with confidence, that yes, I am a creative creator of art?

I live for goals. Goalless, I feel lost and like I'm floating through life like an untethered balloon. Tackling the journey from crafty to creative, from craft to art is a challenge I am ready to take on.

Inner artist, I'm coming for you!