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Our B.V.I. Adventure is designed to give our family, friends and any other interested followers a look into the life of two expatriates making their way on the island of Tortola. Tortola is the largest island in the British Virgin Islands.

So, why did we move 2,000 miles away from our home in Knoxville, Tennessee? Michael accepted a position as the director of retail and international sales for a Caribbean clothing brand.



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Friday, November 12, 2010

Nautical Makeover

So, not only have I been busy furnishing our new house (we're almost to the recap, I promise!) I've also been working on a blog redesign for Our BVI Adventure.  Here's a little preview of some of the graphic art I created...

This stems from an art project that I did for the new guest bedroom.  The vision in my head was a twist on the traditional nautical flag to accent the crisp white headboard.  Instead of using red, I went with pink and in lieu of yellow, I chose orange. 

My canvas?  A white duck cloth, cut in 8'' squares.  My medium? Craft paint.  Not acrylic or oil. Craft paint.  That's all I could find on the island!  Oh, I also used masking tape to help keep my lines straight.

Here's how the art project turned out on the wall:
(Sorry for the grainy image; I took this shot with my iPhone.)

And if you're not up your nautical flags, each one represents a letter and this collage spells DREAM.

Once you see the new blog design, you may think I've gone "overboard"!  {Pun intended!}  That's coming soon...


Courtney said...

I miss my room! :)

alterego said...

Go you! Love the patterns you chose for the bedding! And the flags! What's the headboard made out of? -Rachel Morgan (Mason's wife- my stupid computer is set as signing me off as alterego).