Genius inspired window treatment

Monday, March 12, 2012

So remember when I shoo'd the birds I had painted in my office window away?

I had an idea of using these profile silhouettes I had made a while back in a different way. I wasn't using them in the bedroom anymore but I had saved them for a rainy day.

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I taped my giant noggin to the back side of the window and got my chalk marker. Using a bunch of quotes attributed to Albert Einstein (see, that's where the genius comes in!), I scribbled my favorites around and around until I was out of room. Remove the template and voila, a little bit of temporary art slightly obscure a bad view and inspire genius at the same time!

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I think it is a fun addition to the room although I think it could be bigger and would look better with Albert Einstein's head shape rather than my own. Hopefully it will have the intended inspirational effect.

Its been a few years since I did much of any changes in the office. I think its time to mix it up a tiny bit in here but I have to get time to tackle that project.

What do you think? Would ol' Al be pleased?



For the curious, here are some of the quotes I used:

-A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

-Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

-Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.

-The important thing is not to stop questioning.

-The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.

-Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.

-Imagination is more important than knowledge.

-Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

-My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds.


27 comments:

  1. Al would totally be proud! I'm normally not a huge silhouette fan but I love this!

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  2. Thepickygirlblog10:41 AM

    I LOVE this. I'm a tiny bit obsessed with silhouettes, and I love that you filled it with quotes. Looks awesome!

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  3. Chiclittlehouse11:50 AM

    So cool and original! I've always wondered if there was a chalk marker, was it hard to find? I so need one

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  4. Very cool. That looks so great!

    http://leeanderin.blogspot.com/

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  5. Jen Y2:11 PM

    This is so pretty - I love it! I think Jane Austen quotes would be really fun too.

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  6. Whitelacecottage2:47 PM

    Love this idea.And those quotes too!

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  7. What a great idea.  I love it!  

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  8. Colette Bate3:27 PM

    I think Al would be totally pleased!  Personally I think your idea is pure genius! Goodness, girl, that technique could be used so many ways ... might even give a try on a scrapbook layout!  Made my way here via Pinterest ... looks like you're having fun here.  Think I'll snoop around a bit!  Thanks for the hospitality ... and the fabulous idea! 

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  9. Megan@twodelighted4:04 PM

    Love that!!  I am a major sucker for inspirational quotes and I personally think your head is much prettier than Albert's.  What a great idea!

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  10. I only found it because I like to write on my dining room mirror but pretty easy to order online. Just search for bistro marker.

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  11. Suzan5:09 PM

    I think this is incredible - talk about " brainstorming " lol
    Fantastic job - I am a huge fan - and also live in an old Victorian!

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  12. Sixtyfifthavenue5:12 PM

    That is a fantastic idea!! I love anything to do with silhouettes and adding the quotes makes it ever better!

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  13. Kat Polkadot5:14 PM

    I love the tribute to Einstein! How do you use the chalk markers? I haven't heard of them. Does it come off of glass easily? I would love to use these on my screen doors!

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  14. Yes, comes off very easily. They are used in restaurants for menu boards.

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  15. Amy Kennedy Slesar6:48 PM

    GENIUS!!!

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  16. Jaimie7:02 PM

    Al does make for some rather awesome quotes.

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  17. Alyssa Wine12:30 AM

    This is really cool! I've never seen anything quite like it. 

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  18. I love this idea.  I'm going to share this on our blog with the idea of a Jane Austen twist.  Her silhouette and quotes from her books/letters.

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  19. I love this idea - really brilliant (especially with Einstein involved!).  I can see myself doing some Shakespeare quotes...but I love Al also!!

    I am off to peruse your blog some more!  I've visited several times - but was reminded to come again just recently.  Glad I did!

    Linda

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  20. This was totally new for me! Must but that too. 

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  21. Love this!  What a unique way to tackle the less than ideal window view!  Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Um... chalk marker?! Where have I been hiding? I think I just found a new toy to play with!  Great project by the way! I'm definitely going to try that one out.

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  23. Meghan Abney4:02 PM

    Al would love, as do I!

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  24. I'm going to do this in my kids rooms. GREAT idea.

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  25. I love this!! And I love quotes too, so this is perfect! I might try something similar on my chalkboard!  

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  26. Heather Ricardi8:15 PM

    This is such a wonderful double duty display! I liked it so much that I added it to a slideshow I curated over at Kirtsy.com! Enjoy & be well!

    Cheers,
    Heather @ <a href="www.findthatwarmfuzzyfeeling.com>Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling</a>

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