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Hang your own handmade paintings, drawings or collages on your home walls

Updated on February 5, 2013
My creation of an artwork wall hanging
My creation of an artwork wall hanging | Source

If anyone can be an artist, you can be one too!

Here I am not talking about Picasso or Leonardo Da Vinci or Van Gogh. It is all about your own artwork, the ones you did with your own hands! You can hang your own handmade artwork by framing them and placing them on the walls of your favorite room. These handmade artwork not only showcase your artistry skills but also garner attention and admiration from your friends and relatives. Recall the saying from the famous animated film 'Ratatouille' which is about the rat named Remus who strives to be a chef, was inspired by Gusteau, the late renowned chef who said "Anyone can cook".

If anyone can cook, write, do gardening, play sports and all, then anyone can paint or draw! Famed artists such as Rembrandt, Freida Kahlo, Raja Ravi Verma and many to name brought the whole world under their feet due to their sheer dedication towards their art. Anyone who saw their masterpieces would have thought that they were born with the talent of conjuring up such wondrous pictures that stunned the world. Little did they know that these legendary painters undertook the Herculean task of envisioning their colossal effort into their art for many months or years. Passion for painting or drawing can either be inborn or acquired by anyone irrespective of age, yet they have to be created with imagination and hard work.

My childhood handmade pictures
My childhood handmade pictures | Source

My childhood hobby

As a child, I had practised paintings and drawings with fervour, thanks to the encouragement from my parents. This prompted me to frequently take part in school and few city-level competitions for which I had received recognition and prizes. However, with the passage of time, due to my high school studies, colleges and now professional work, I lost touch with this hobby yet my nurturing ardour for this former pastime led to another new passion - jewelry designing which stemmed from my acquired knowledge of layout, draft and contour in paintings and drawings. Recently, I planned to revive my old hobby and pursue it every weekend.

My artwork guide books which I used frequently during my childhood.
My artwork guide books which I used frequently during my childhood. | Source

To bring out your artistic potential, many options are available for you to choose as mentioned below:

1. Brush up your artistry skills


I took help from my art guide books on how to get the basics of painting and drawing perfectly. Whenever I took part in school art competitions, I looked upon those books for special tips required for the art competitions and it had paid off well. My collage manual book often provided me with ideas about making cards either for the competition or for my family on special occasions.

You can attend art classes conducted by professional artists and also bond with other budding artists which would help you in elevating your level of perception and vision in your artwork. If you prefer learning at home, buy art handbooks that contain well-detailed instructions including step by step photos on how to paint or draw. Tutorial videos on YouTube and other video-sharing websites would be a helpful alternative to master this art. Watching well-known television art programmes such as Art Attack will stimulate your interest of obtaining artistic abilities.

My collection of coloring materials
My collection of coloring materials | Source

2. Go color crazy!


When it comes to creating artwork, I like experimenting with different coloring materials such as crayons, sketch pens, glitter pens, coloring pencils and acrylic paints. All my framed pictures are distinct from each other on the basis of the way they were presented due to diverse use of various coloring materials.

Paintings can be demonstrated in water-color, acrylic, oil or spray paint. Other complex forms of paintings such as glass painting, enamel painting, mural painting and so on as well as advanced types of paintings such as relational art, virtual art, 3D digital art etc would add innovativity to your artistic skills if you like to think outside the box!

Special Note:

Glass Painting, enamel painting, mural painting, relational art, virtual art and 3D digital art all should require skill-teaching classes if you want to specialize in these intricate arts.



My pencil drawing and marker pen drawing
My pencil drawing and marker pen drawing | Source

3. At the stroke of a pencil or a black marker pen


I did some drawings using just a good quality lead pencil. Many of my pencil drawings were based on buildings as they are of various depths and dimensions and hence they enabled me to draw more imaginatively.

You can surely enjoy carrying out this art as much as I did as it involves less effort than painting and more creative ideas will spark up. Framing these pencil drawings would give a classic look to your rooms. Practising the variations of tracing, shading, toning, tinting, tinging and hue-ing over a period of time will produce the desired effects. A permanent black marker pen can be employed for drawings as it serves to steer the concept of drawing to a new level.

My painting of God Ganesha.  This picture was my rehearsal for the school card making competition
My painting of God Ganesha. This picture was my rehearsal for the school card making competition | Source

4. Jazz up your collage ideas!


When I was in the seventh standard, during the time of school card making competition, I created a card with the picture of God Ganesha and decorated the sides of the card with golden paper pieces and glitter using glitter pens to pep up the look and add a collage-ish twist to the card.

You can create a collage using old decorative items such as jewelry pieces, ribbons, buttons, unused items like wool-bits, old bags, tiny dolls, colorful magazine torn pieces, feathers - artificial or real, stickers, sea-shells, dry flowers, fallen leaves and many more, using your vivid imagination!


I often made use of thin cardboard paper not only for painting or drawing pictures but also created cards out of them. This card was created by me for my mother on Mother's day a decade ago!
I often made use of thin cardboard paper not only for painting or drawing pictures but also created cards out of them. This card was created by me for my mother on Mother's day a decade ago! | Source

5. Art board can be anything other than just canvas


Paper and thin cardboard were often used as my art board. I ensured that they were of good quality so that paints and pencil tracings lasted forever on them.

You can produce pictures on paper, cardboard, plain unused cloth, old plates, wooden planks, and endless list of things. You can explore new ideas and unique purposes of such items to be utilized as art base and at the same time ensure that these objects are of long-lasting quality.


My modern painting
My modern painting | Source

6. Be adventurous with your pictures


Apart from painting and drawing real-life things and nature, I also had done few modern pictures by creating squiggles and swirls, using paints on papers.

You can do a profound change in your artistic skills by generating an abstract picture or a caricature or cartooning or pop art or doodling or a simple yet thought-provoking image. Have a fun way with pictures and let your mind work at its creative best!

My painting was framed in a professional art framing center.
My painting was framed in a professional art framing center. | Source

7. Make your own frames


Most of my pictures were framed in a professional art framing center. This enhanced the overall look of my pictures. Recently, I discovered that making my own frames are inexpensive and stimulated creative thinking.

You can create your own frames by using thick and good quality cardboard or sturdy durable cloth as a base for pasting your pictures using strong glue and make holes to put through the wool strings or shoe laces to be used as hanging loops.




Some of my pictures were inspired by animals.
Some of my pictures were inspired by animals. | Source

8. Your inspiration can be myriad


I was inspired mainly by nature and India's heritage. My paintings and drawings which are hung in my house are mostly related to water bodies, animals and Indian culture.

Your inspiration can come from any of your surroundings like nature, people, still life objects and countless things left to you to conjure it up on your painting or drawing board.

A quiet park can be an ideal place for immersing yourself in your artwork (this park is within the area of my apartment)
A quiet park can be an ideal place for immersing yourself in your artwork (this park is within the area of my apartment) | Source

9. Beat the blues and set the mood for committing to your artwork


During my childhood and teens, I spent most of my time alone, engaging in artistic pursuits. This empowered me to elaborate various ideas on artwork.

Producing your own artwork is not only the key to achieving creativity but also self-relaxation and peace of mind. You can paint or draw in any quiet place like a meadow, field, park, etc. If you are inspired by people, you can sit in a semi-crowded place and draw pictures of them. As for children, you can create collage with your siblings, friends or cousins. This would build complete cooperation and ideal teamwork.



Taking up artwork requires a great deal of determination and it definitely takes you places!
Taking up artwork requires a great deal of determination and it definitely takes you places! | Source

10. Pursue your passion for creating artwork seriously from your heart


Recently, I casually walked by and noticed my own paintings. This suddenly brought back my childhood memories. I remembered that I had a wonderful time in creating these pictures. Then I realised that I had forsaken this good old hobby and decided to restore my former art activities.

You have to be truly interested in any art you take. Undertaking artwork requires a great deal of patience and devotion. If you happen to find that you abandoned this hobby long back, you can regain it if you have the interest. If you continue to pursue it as a hobby, it would be great as it satisfies your creative instincts and enables you to spend your free time happily doing what you love. If you are serious in pursuing it either as a part-time job or full-time job, then proceed to achieve your dreams and come out with flying colors!

The tools required for creating artwork wall hangings.
The tools required for creating artwork wall hangings. | Source
My old stuff to be used as collage and frame decorations.
My old stuff to be used as collage and frame decorations. | Source

The step by step guide to making your own artwork wall hangings

Tools required for creating your artwork wall hangings:

  • A cardboard base of any size of your choice (It should be thick and hard).
  • Cardboard cutter.
  • Pencil, ruler, eraser and pencil sharpener (for measurements as when necessary)
  • High quality adhesive or glue.
  • Polyester laces.
  • Perforator for making holes to put polyester laces through.
  • Scissors and cello-tape (miscellaneous as when needed).
  • Fancy decorative stuff such as beads, old jewelry pieces, potpourri pieces, ribbons, shiny cloth strips and many more!


The cardboard is carefully cut to make a base for pasting the artwork on, using a good cutter and ruler.
The cardboard is carefully cut to make a base for pasting the artwork on, using a good cutter and ruler. | Source

Instructions:

First step

Cut the cardboard into any desired size required for your artwork. Make sure that there are considerable space for embellishing it with your fancy stuff.

As per my plan, I cut the cardboard into a long rectangle shaped base.

Tip:

To avoid making scratches on the table or floor due to cutter or spilling glue all over the place, put many newspapers underneath the cardboard base to prevent these minor damages.

You can paste any number of pictures on the cardboard-base, leaving some space for decorative purposes later.
You can paste any number of pictures on the cardboard-base, leaving some space for decorative purposes later. | Source

Second step

If you want a single picture, you paste the picture in the middle. If you prefer to paste many pictures, you can do it, keeping in mind the space for decorations.

I pasted three pictures on the long vertical cardboard base. I arranged these pictures in a descending order of their sizes.

Special Tips:

  • You can paste the photographs of yourself or your loved ones.
  • You can inscribe your favorite quotes or messages with paints or other coloring materials and paste them.
  • You can create your own poster hangings with pictures of your favorite film-stars, sport-stars and pop-singers.
  • You can compose your own poems or short creative writing and combine them with your artistic skills to create overall creative hangings.

 Silk cloth strips are pasted on the edges of the cardboard base to give it an elegant look.
Silk cloth strips are pasted on the edges of the cardboard base to give it an elegant look. | Source

Third step

To liven up your artwork wall hangings, paste the colorful or attractive cloth strips around the pictures. Cut the cloth strips into the required shape that will fit within the spaces. Other than cloth strips, you can use torn magazine pieces, old camera rolls, discarded dress material, leather strips, ceramic parts, metallic strips and anything beyond your imagination to bestow your artwork with a quirky look.

I pasted long old silk cloth strips on the borders of the cardboard base to infuse the artwork wall hanging with an antique look.

 2 holes are created on the top of the artwork wall hanging for putting through the polyester lace as a hanging loop, using a sturdy perforator.
2 holes are created on the top of the artwork wall hanging for putting through the polyester lace as a hanging loop, using a sturdy perforator. | Source

Fourth step

You can use anything to make the hook or loop to hang the the artwork wall hanging - it can be shoe strings, bag handles (polyester), metallic wire, fabric lining and even old chains!

I used the polyester lace as a loop for hanging this artwork wall hanging. I also made the use of my old chain with a fish pendant and few beads as a hanging loop for my another artwork wall hanging.


My artwork wall hanging is decorated with golden fabric strips, earrings, seashells and mirror-like papers.
My artwork wall hanging is decorated with golden fabric strips, earrings, seashells and mirror-like papers. | Source

Fifth step

Adorn your artwork wall hanging with many of your old decorative items. Have fun, elaborating it with as many things as you desire. Make sure that they enrich the appearance of the artwork frame.

I used short golden fabric strips, old earrings, small imitation seashells and tiny circular mirror-like papers as ornaments for the artwork frame and pasted them on the edges of the frame.

Tip:

If you use slightly heavier decorative items, use stronger adhesive and allow them to dry for a day before hanging the artwork frames so that they will not fall.

Last step

After you are done with your artwork frame, hang your artwork wall hanging in your favorite room or in the most prominent room of your house where your guests would pass by your pictures and get enraptured by the aesthetic appeal of your artwork.

I had a beautiful time, involving myself in these art activities. These brought back my joyful childhood memories. I also created two more artwork wall hangings - a wall hanging comprised of combined artwork of painting and collage, using torn magazine bits with an old fish pendant chain as its hanging loop and a wall hanging with potpourri materials as its main focus. I planned to hang all these three artwork wall hangings in my bedroom. This is indeed an exhilarating experience for me!

My artwork wall hanging is done!
My artwork wall hanging is done! | Source
My second artwork wall hanging with the combination of painting and collage, using torn magazine bits with a fish pendant chain as its hanging loop.
My second artwork wall hanging with the combination of painting and collage, using torn magazine bits with a fish pendant chain as its hanging loop. | Source
My third artwork wall hanging with potpourri materials on it.
My third artwork wall hanging with potpourri materials on it. | Source
My signature on one of my paintings.
My signature on one of my paintings. | Source

Special Note:

Sign on your paintings or drawings like Picasso did! Signatures are symbols of originality of artwork created at the hands of skillful artists. Your signatures on your artwork determine your identity as an adept artist.

I signed on almost all my paintings and drawings except collage. Many who noticed my artwork realised that they are actually created by me due to my signatures on them.

Advantages of creating your own artwork

  • A great stress buster
  • Cheap and economical.
  • Reduce, reuse and recycle
  • Make money out of your artwork
  • Discover your creative side!

How to get your artwork acknowledged and utilized

  1. Encourage your kids to take part in art activities not only at home but also in school competitions to boost their talents and confidence.
  2. Set up an exhibition of your artwork.
  3. You can benefit from your artistic talents by selling your artwork at carnivals or making your business based on your artwork.
  4. Once you are proficient in artwork, you can organize your artwork tutorials (lecturing or online teaching).
  5. You can make artwork wall hangings as gifts for your family, relatives and friends on special occasions.
  6. Donate your artwork at charity events for noble causes.
  7. You can raise awareness among people through environment friendly or recycling programmes by citing these artwork wall hangings as one of ideal examples in this regard.

A friendly note to all hubbers

Everyone of all ages can be involved in artwork. Artwork is a visual treat for art connoisseurs. Artwork depict the marvellous minds of artists being brought alive in the form of paintings, drawings or collages.

Excel, entertain and enjoy yourself by occupying your time in these delightful artwork endeavours!

Copyrights © 2012 By Ishwaryaa Dhandapani



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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 2 years ago from Chennai, India

    Hi Dianna madam! Thank you not only for the read & encouraging comment but also sharing about your kids' creativity. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 2 years ago from Chennai, India

    Hi Vellur! Thank you for the read & encouraging comments

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 2 years ago from Chennai, India

    Thank you not only for the read & encouraging comments but also sharing your enthusiasm to write on arts & crafts. All the best!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 2 years ago from Chennai, India

    Thank you for the read & encouraging comment

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 2 years ago from Chennai, India

    Thank you not only for the read & encouraging comments but also sharing your creative inputs. All the best!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 2 years ago from Chennai, India

    Thank you for the read & sharing about your kids' creativity.

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    Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

    I have hung personal artwork on our walls. Today, I have works of art from my son and his children adorning our home. It is the best way to express love and admiration for one another. Great post and so interesting.

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    Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

    You are very talented and creative. Loved all your artwork. Great hub, a visual delight! Voted up!

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    Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

    Gosh your hubs are so addictive! They are an inspiration for me. Why? They always awakening in me more topics to write about! Now its about arts & crafts. I already have started to write on the art and crafts on leather work, but what about my paintings, drawings, sculptures! There is just not enough time in a day for me to write it all, but I will get there. Thanks again Billy.

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    Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

    Very cool hub! You make this look fun and easy!

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    Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

    I am so glad to come across this hub. I love being creative and reading about how others are creative. Your article is very useful and interesting. It reminds me of a project I have been thinking about for some time now. I create scenes from fabric pieces and embellish them with beads and embroidery stitches. I want to gather them all together and place them on one wall in my dining room. Thank you for writing this article and sharing your tips and paintings / drawings. I like the way you framed the little critters.

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    peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

    aw... man ! I shouldn't have thrown away my kids drawings !!! Could have hang them up for memories. So sad. Thanks for the hub.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ pstraubie48: Hi, thank you for the visit & engaging comments. Nice to know that you hung your grandkids' masterpieces. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

    Hi

    What a lovely way to display the art works of our own creation. I am not so much on the art but have collections of my grand boys and daughter that I have already begun to hang.

    Love this. Voted up ++++

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Thelma Alberts: Thank you again. It's absolutely no problem. Please let me know after you created picture frames. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Mike Robbers: Hi, thank you for the visit & encouraging comments. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

    Great idea! A very inspirational article. Voted up & useful!

    Mike

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    Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

    I have to come back as I was not able to share this hub immediately as there was a black out of electricity in my place. Shared now;-)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Thelma Alberts: Hi, thank you for the visit & encouraging comments. Nice to know that your hubby is very talented. You can create wonderful frames for your hubby's masterpieces and your son's wedding phtos. All the best. Take care

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    Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

    Wow! This is indeed very beautiful and creative. My hubby is a talented painter and I´m the one who kept on thinking how to frame his paintings the way they should look great. Your steps by steps instruction has given me an idea of how I can frame a big photograph of my son´s wedding in which I can´t find a suitable frame. Thanks for the idea. Voted up and awesome. SHARED

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ SweetiePie: Thank you for the read & for your engaging comments. You are indeed a very talented artist! Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA

    Very, very nice info! I love to hang my own artwork as I create what I like, and save a lot of money. I have some pieces by other artists, but I prefer to create things that have meaning for me.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ billybuc: So nice to see you. I always stress on quality rather than quantity. I am now working in my 17th hub. I have a busy life. That is why, I wrote only 16 hubs. I try to write many more. Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Many, many comments. You only have 16 hubs? I was surprised when I saw that; you are a very good writer and I hope you write more soon. Sharing this on Facebook and Twitter. Well done my friend!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ ausmedus: Welcome to HubPages! Thank you for the read & sharing your encouraging feedback. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ midget38: Hi, even you can be an able artist, provided you start practising any form of art of your choice over time. You are capable of creating pretty artwork. Thank you for the visit and for your very encouraging comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Sunshine625: Hi, thank you a lot for the second visit and read from you! Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

    You've shown how everyone can be an artist. Snd you are a creative one! Great job, Ish, on a creative hub!

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    Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Superb! Genius! Lovely! Very creative! :)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Janine Huldie: Hi, good to know that your little daughter and hubby are very talented! Hope this is helpful for you. Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

    Ish, my older daughter is fascinated at only 2 years old with drawing and coloring. She makes me pictures everyday and all day long. It would stand to reason, because her father (my husband) is artist from the word go. I loved your step by step on how to hang drawings on the wall and may to try to do this to a few of more recent drawings. Have of course shared, voted, pinned and tweeted too!!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ KDuBarry03: Hi, nice to know that you are talented and you found this art relaxing like I did! Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments as well sharing your liking of this art. Take care

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    KDuBarry03 5 years ago

    This is such a fun and great hobby, Ishwaryaa! I paint and draw sometimes and it's definitely a great mind cleanser and something to do for fun with friends, family, or as a relaxation method. I definitely voted up and tweeted!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Patty Penson: Welcome to HubPages! Nice to know that your children are talented and you displayed their artwork all through the house. You are truly an encouraging mother to your children. Thank you for the read, for your encouraging comments and for your sharing of your kids' artistic talents. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ rajan jolly: Hi, I enjoyed pursuing creative activities. You are absolutely right - creativity need to be polished further by practice. Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    Patty Kenyon 5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

    Voted UP, Useful, and Interesting!!! I do this with my children's artwork that is displayed all through the house and looks great!!! It is wonderful that you shared this information with others!!!

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    Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

    Ishwaryaa, you are very creative. I love the various art work done by you. It really shows the creative side of you. The step by step guide to making a wall hanging is really wonderful.

    Creativity is a gift that can be developed and fine tuned by practice.

    Voted the hub up and all the way across, not the funny one though.

    Shared the hub too.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Movie Master: Hi. Nice to know that you are very talented. You can regain your skills anytime soon. All the best. Thank you for the visit & for your encouraging comments. Take care.

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    Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

    Your article is packed full of inspirational ideas! I enjoy sketching and making collages, but haven't done anything for a while.

    Your pictures and work are beautiful, thank you for inspiring me again.

    Best wishes and voting up, Lesley

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ carriethomson: Hi, nice to hear that you are a very gifted artist. Please let me know about your wall hangings. Thank you for the read and sharing your interesting views. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ radhikasree: Hi, nice to know that your son is very talented and you are a very encouraging mother to him. Thank you for the visit & for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom

    It is really very interesting idea to hang handmade painting on the wall and that also made by own self......very creative,even i am very good at drawing and painting...wanna going to do this tip.....thanks for beautiful idea....

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    Radhika Sreekanth 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

    These painting are very beautiful and I liked the way with which you decorated your artwork wall hangings. This is of great help for me in decorating my child's artworks that he has to craft in his school. Voted up, useful, beautiful and interesting!

    Thanks for SHARING.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ vespawoolf: Hi, nice to know that you are not only an amazing cook but also a talented artist. Please revive your artistic skills and let the world know about your hidden talent besides your famous talents - cooking & writing. Thank you for the visit and sharing your insightful views. Take care

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    vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

    This is a beautiful hub. You almost have me convinced that I could be an artist! I've always had an interest in drawing but don't like my work. These are great ideas on mediums to use and framing technique. I love how you've personalized it with details about India...what beautiful pencil and pen drawings! Voted up and shared.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Julie DeNeen: Welcome to HubPages. Thank you for the read and for your encouraging comment. Take care.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ moonlake: Nice to know that you hung your plaques on your home walls. You are very talented. Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Take care.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ CassyLu1981: Hi, nice to know that your daughter is very talented! It is good to encourage your kids and help them build their talents to a great extent. Thank you for the visit and sharing your story and for your encouraging comments. Take care.

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    Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

    Nicely done! voting up!

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    moonlake 5 years ago from America

    Your paintings are great. My stuff wouldn't look like yours on the wall though I painted two plaques in third grade, I have those on the wall.

    Enjoyed your hub. Voted Up.

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    CassyLu1981 5 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

    We do this all the time :) My daughter has her very own art show in her room because one wall is completely covered with her creations. I love showing off what my kids can do :) Great hub, voted up and shared!!!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Sunshine625: Nice to hear that you are blessed with artistic skills and has your pictures framed. I would like to see your pictures and hope you get back to drawing soon and even write about your artistic talents in your future hubs. All the best. Take care.

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    Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Your childhood drawings are outstanding! I appreciate your framing ideas. I also have a few of mine in frames. I always say one day I'll get back to drawing, but I haven't yet. Just maybe your hub will give me the motivation!:)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ alissaroberts: Hi, nice to know that your boys are very talented like you! Hope this hub is helpful to you. Thank you for the visit and sharing your encouraging views. Take care

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    Alissa Roberts 5 years ago from Normandy, TN

    How cute! Love the idea of the homemade frames! I really need to do this for my boys' artwork. My poor refrigerator just can't hold all their beautiful creations. Thanks for the clever idea - voted up and over!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Pamela N Red: Hi, it is so nice to hear that your kids are very talented and you kept their artwork carefully. Thank you for the visit and sharing your engaging views and story. Take care.

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    Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma

    Cute idea. When my kids were little I decorated their walls with their framed art work. I still have quite a few of their pictures.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ molometer: Nice to know that your grandkids and wife are very talented. Good to hear that this hub is helpful to you. Thank you for the visit and sharing your interesting views and story. Take care.

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    molometer 5 years ago

    What a brilliant idea.

    Our grandchildren often paint with Linda when they visit. I must do some of these.

    All the votes great hub.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ coffeegginmyrice: Hi. Nice to know that you saved your kids'artwork which are indeed priceless treasures! Thank you for the read and sharing your engaging views. Take care.

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    Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

    What a great treasure that you have kept all those from your childhood. I have kept my kids' art from school and they are happy to have one hanging in their bedrooms. Occasionally, it surprises them over and over when I have to go through looking for stuff and find their old art kept carefully. Nice hub!!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Joesy Shmoesy: Thank you for the read and your encouraging comments. Good to hear that this hub sparked more confidence in you. All the best. Take care.

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    Joesy Shmoesy 5 years ago from New England

    Awesome Hub. I had so much fun reading this. Seeing your great creations truly inspires me to be more confident about my own talents. Thanks for sharing your gift.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @prasetio30: Hi, thank you for your encouraging comments. I am fond of crafts and handicrafts. I enjoy doing anything creative. Take care.

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    prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

    Beautiful and very creative. Thanks for writing and share with us. I'm glad you enclosed all stunning pictures of your artwork. Good job and rated up!

    Prasetio

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ wheelinallover: I am honoured by your encouraging comments. Working with wood and restoration projects sound very interesting! You are a multi-talented person. Thank you for sharing your story about your other talents. Take care.

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    Dennis Thorgesen 5 years ago from Central United States

    Art can take on many forms for me it is working with wood. A friend who owned an upholstery shop used to have me come in and work on restoration projects with him.

    Building parts which were broken or missing was something I enjoyed. The art was making the pieces look like the original. My pieces can not be framed as they are in use or in storage for others. Now the only beauty I create is with my words. Beautiful hub about SHARING something you are passionate about.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Faceless39: Thank you for the read and sharing your insightful views. Good to know that you like to create artwork of your own and you found this hub helpful. Take care.

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    Faceless39 5 years ago from The North Woods, USA

    A very fun read, and I love all the images and advice. To be honest, I hadn't thought of framing my artwork myself, but now that you bring it up, what would be more suitable to frame my artwork than a frame I've made myself?!

    Voted up, beautiful, and interesting.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Sannel: Hi, you are an extremely gifted artist! I would like to see your artwork in your future hubs! Thank you for the visit, read and sharing your insightful viewpoints and your talent-story. Take care.

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    SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

    I love your beautiful illustrations. They are great! I draw illustrations myself, I found it to be very therapeutic and fun. However, I never thought to hang them up on my wall. But seeing your beautiful "God Ganesha" painting framed, I may start to frame my very own work one day. I really enjoyed reading this and looking at your lovely illustrations. Voted up, pushed a lot of buttons and shared. Cheers!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Pinkchic18: Hi, thank you for your invigorating comment. Good to know that you found these ideas helpful. Take care.

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    Sarah Carlsley 5 years ago from Minnesota

    Cool hub here! You're a great artist, and these are clever ideas!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Senoritaa: Hi, thank you for the visit and read. Nice to hear that you did this relaxing hobby. I too found it therapeutic and enjoyable. You are indeed very talented! Take care.

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    Senoritaa 5 years ago

    Amazing hub. I do it, too. It is very satisfying, plus like you said, beats the blues.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ barbergirl28: Hi, nice to know that both you and your daughter are very creative. You encouraged her a lot which is very good. I am confident that you make wonderful frames for your talented daughter. Please let me know once you are done with them. All the best. Take care.

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    Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

    When it comes to art... I am really good at stick people. My daughter on the other hand, has an eye and a mind for it. She is currently learning how to water paint and also does a lot of drawing in her free time. I love the idea of creating your own frames. I am gonna have to do this for her so she can display some of her artwork in her room. Great ideas and thanks for SHARING this wonderful hub! I can't wait to make the frames for my daughter!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @mary615: Thank you for your encouraging comments. You are very creative. Each one is talented in their own way. Their different talents and distinct creativity are something to be admired and inspired! Once again thank you for the visit and read. Take care.

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    Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

    You did a beautiful job on this Hub. I think it should be a Hub of the Day! You are such a talented person. I like to think I'm creative, but nothing like you do! I voted this Hub UP, etc.etc.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ cardelean: Thank you for visiting and your invigorating comments. You are very capable of creating artwork as much as you did amazing party-planning & cake-baking. Nice to know that your children got great artistic skills. It seemed obvious that your children inherited creativity from you! Once again, thank you. Take care.

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    cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

    You share some great ideas for both encouraging art creations as well as hanging them. Although I am not much of an artist, my children have some beautiful pieces of art that I have set aside to hang. Thanks for the great tips.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Ruchira: Hi, nice to hear that your kids are very talented and their pictures hung on your home walls! You are a very encouraging mom to your kids which is very good! Thank you for the visit and your encouraging comments.

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    Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

    thanks to my kids paintings that he does in school...my walls are all well decorated...lol

    i like your idea and you are good painter ishwaryaa :)

    interesting topic and voted way up!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ MyOfficeBooks: Welcome to HubPages. Thank you for your visit, read and encouraging comment. Nice to know that you found these ideas useful and you will be sharing these with your children. Once again thank you. Take care.

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    MyOfficeBooks 5 years ago from Brisbane

    Some great ideas that I will share with my children. Thank you

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ alocsin: Thank you for visiting and reading. This is a very good hobby and adds a personalized look to one's home. Both adults and kids can enjoy this artwork! Good to hear that you found these useful.

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    alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

    This is an interesting, inexpensive and personalized way to decorate your home. And it's something kids can participate in. Voting this Up and Useful.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ tammyswallow: Thank you for the visit and your engaging comment. You are very creative and your children obviously inherited talents from you. Yes, it would be of course great to hang your children's masterpieces as it both showcase their artistic skills and help in personalizing your rooms even more! All the best. Take care.

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    Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

    Such a cute and useful idea! This would be a great way to save and display my children's many masterpieces. Well done and well written!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ John Sarkis: Hi, thank you for visiting, reading and your encouraging comments. Hope this is helpful to you. Take care.

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    John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

    Very smart ishwaryaa22. I loved your concept as well as your hub.

    Voted up

    John

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Peggy W: Thank you for sharing your creative story. Wow! You did so many artworks - you are truly very talented You are capable of getting it back. Once again, thank you for the visit and read. Take care.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ learner365: Hi, thank you for visiting and sharing your insightful viewpoints. Good to hear that you found these ideas useful. All the best. Take care.

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    Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

    Enjoyed seeing examples of your artwork. As you said it can be very relaxing and fun. I grew up drawing when I was a child much like you. Have done some painting, linocuts, lithographs, pastel portraits, collages, etc. Have been too busy lately to create much, but I have loads of art supplies. You have inspired me to start thinking of creating more. Thanks for sharing!

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    Saadia A 5 years ago

    Very nice rather very creative Hub :) I really liked your idea about making your own frames.Decorating your house walls is always fun and really enhances your creative skills and you have done a good job not only by decorating your own home walls but also sharing your ideas with others as well.Thank you for that :)

    My vote up and awesome. All the best !!!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Nell Rose: Hi, nice to hear that you got the talent of painting. You are very capable of regaining your painting skills and with your intelligent instincts, you can paint unique pictures as much as you wrote interesting hubs! All the best. Thank you for the visit and read. Take care.

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    Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

    Hi, what an inspiring hub! I love all of your pictures, especially the one in the bought frame, its really good, this has given me the incentive to start painting again, I used to love it when I was a child, voted up and everything!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ truthfornow: Thank you for reading and sharing your insightful viewpoints. I can imagine that Chinese cut-out picture frames from artbooks looked very pretty. Right? Good to hear that you find these ideas helpful. Let me know after you created them. All the best. Take care.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ ComfortB: Nice to hear that you and your kids enjoyed doing artwork and hanging their pictures in your foyer. You mentioned 'hall of fame'- I agreed with you - Well said! Thank you for reading. Take care.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Brett.Tesol: Thank you for sharing your story about your childhood hobby. Same happened to me in case of work... You are very capable of regaining it. You are very smart and intelligent indeed! Thank you for the visit and read. Take care.