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Free Printable Prada Marfa Watercolour Art

28 Feb

When you aren’t inspired enough to paint over every beige room in your home, cover them with art!

Well, that is what I am doing, since I have not committed to paint colors. I also don’t feel like dedicating months worth of weekends to painting all but three rooms in my abode right now.

Free Printable #PradaMarfa Watercolor Art www.gustoandgraceblog.com

After hearing about the new app, Waterlogue, I quickly decided to purchase the app, which is currently only available for iPhones and iPads, and transform my favorite photo of Prada Marfa from our recent trip out west. Here is what I found: if you start with a high quality photo, you get good results. Lower quality photos don’t create desirable results.

Free Printable Watercolor Prada Marfa Print www.gustoandgraceblog.com

I also waterlogued a photo of Big Tex from our engagement session.

Free Printable Watercolor Art www.gustoandgraceblog.com

I put each 11×17 print in 20×28 RIBBA frames from Ikea, cut new mats from posterboard, and hung the prints in my dining room.

I love my new, inexpensive wall art and have decided to make the Prada Marfa print available to my faithful blog readers. When I took the files to FedEx Office, they said the image should print clearly as large as 18×20. Since the original Big Tex image was taken professionally, I thought it best if I not share that one. Who besides us wants a print of a creepy, giant cowboy anyway?

Click HERE to download the Prada Marfa print.

Thanks for reading,

♥ Dominique


Fall is…

8 Oct

It seems like for most women fall starts with their first pumpkin spice latte of the season. For many men, it starts with football. For me, it starts with the State Fair of Texas. This year, I made my eighth annual trip.

Of course you’ve got to start the day with a pocketful of coupons…

State Fair of Texas Coupons www.gustoandgraceblog.com

…and trade them in for the newest fried foods. Since we went with most of my family and several friends, we shared bites of countless new foods. Anthony tried the winner for best taste: the Cuban Roll. I tried fried Nutella. If you’re going to the fair,, skip it. You can hardly taste the chocolate-hazelnut spread. The Reese’s Funnel Cake on the other hand…

State Fair of Texas Best Taste 2013 Cuban Roll www.gustoandgraceblog.comThis year I skipped the Texas Star, the tallest Ferris wheel in North America, to ride Alpine Bobs. Alpine Bob’s was better than most rides at Six Flags.

Texass Star Ferris Wheel

No trip to the State Fair of Texas would be complete without a Fletcher’s Corn Dog with mustard…

Fletchers Corn Dogs www.gustoandgraceblog.com

…or stopping by the new Big Tex.

Big Tex 2013 www.gustoandgraceblog.com

Pro tip: for the shortest line, check out the Fletcher’s stand in the Midway, rather than the one by Big Tex.

On the way home from Dallas-Fort Worth, Anthony and I talked about how we need to make some annual traditions in Austin. Another former fall favorite was going to the Greek Food Festival every year. I really making traditions will help make Austin home. Do you have any favorite fall or annual traditions?

Have you been? I think the State Fair of Texas is bucket list worthy.

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