DIY State of Mind

DIY State of Mind

When I met my husband we lived in Spokane, Washington. Just a few months later, I got a job in Seattle, Washington and that’s where we officially started our lives together. After living in the ol’ Emerald City, we moved to Denver for a year and a half and now we’re living in Nashville. Our journey has been pretty exciting and we’ve made some awesome friends and memories along the way. I wanted to find a simple DIY project that would reflect where we’ve been.

I tend to screw up every DIY I attempt. This week I only screwed up my final photo.

Get your supplies:


List of supplies:

  • Canvases
  • Large paintbrush
  • Small paintbrush
  • Paint (one for background color, one for heart)
  • Scissors
  • State outlines (to be used as a stencil)
  • Pencil
  • Wax or Parchment paper (to be placed under canvas while painting)


Trace your states with a pencil in the middle of the canvas. You don’t have to be that particular. It’s art, right?


After paint coat #1. My brush kept leaving bristles on my painting. Add tweezers to your list of supplies. I picked every single one off the canvas. Effing things.


This is the final result. Washington, Colorado and Tennessee. Perhaps we’ll stay put for a bit.

tawsha connell