Saturday, March 19, 2011
Last year, while visiting the Beekman 1802 store in Sharon Springs, New York, I purchased several of the heirloom seed collections. I was taken with the labels that Josh Kilmer-Purcell had created. They have a vintage look and feel while still being modern and fresh.
I knew that the seeds would be put to good use in the garden, but I also wanted to do something with the labels. They were too beautiful to just set aside or cut out and save in my garden planner. I decided to turn them into art.
I found a frame that would hold a mat cut with three 4x6 openings. The labels themselves were slightly smaller, so I added an additional mat backing, centering the labels in each of the cutouts.
Presto! Instant art!
There was a small space just outside of our project room and next to the shelves that hold my massive magazine collection. The piece fit perfectly.
Look around. Where might you find works of art?
To order your own set of heirloom seeds (and labels!) visit the Beekman1802 online store.