Dreamffiti

We like to take risks.  We live life on the edge.  Okay, that may be taking it too far.  (We’re not skydivers or anything.)  However, when it comes to fashion and/or home fashion, we do like to buck trends (or perhaps try and start some?).  In fact, just this week, Mrs. Dreamer was told by a co-worker with a flick of the wrist and waved hand, “Honey, that does not work!”  To which she replied, “Whatever!” – complete with met thumbs and extended forefingers in the infamous “W” pose.  Hmph.

In a Dream-example, we know that our cornice boards are not necessarily topping the window covering “must” lists of home decorator “experts”…

…but we like them and they happen to fit nicely in our dream

…but we like them and they happen to fit nicely in our dream (hmph!)

And just in case some people might agree with us, a Dreamers “first” is forthcoming – A DIY Guide!  Stay tuned…

Anywho, we took that same, “How can we be different?” attitude when it came to our guest book for our recent Open Dream Party.  We had hoped to get our guest bedroom done – painted, furniture’d, bed-spread’d, blind’d, curtain’d, and accessorie’d pre-party.  But that just did not happen.  Oh well!  Why not embrace the open space of blank, white walls, turn them into the canvases they are, and let our guest’s freedom of expression run loose?  Hence, we present you with our Guest-Book-Dreamffiti-Wall:

a little different, no?

a little different, no?

We could have easily worked this into our “Paris in the Dream” post as graffiti was an ever-present sight in the many train stations we passed through on our trip.  But this Dreamffiti is not meant to be an eyesore.  It’s a fun memory.  When we do get around to painting this room, it will be covered up.  But we’ll know what sassy and sweet comments lie behind the paint:

"fill up those bedrooms!"  (umm... not quite ready for the baby dreamers, but thanks!)

"fill up those bedrooms!" (umm... not quite ready for the baby dreamers, but thanks!)

"it's a beautiful day in our neighborhood..." (from our super-sweet next door neighbors)

"it's a beautiful day in our neighborhood..." (from our super-sweet next door neighbors)

"congratulations! fabulous home!"  (why, thank you kind co-worker)

"congratulations! fabulous home!" (why, thank you kind co-worker)

we wish we knew!  (if you know korean, perhaps you can translate? they promised it was clean!)

we wish we knew! (if you know korean, perhaps you can translate? they promised it was clean!)

"have a great summer!  see you next year.  Go seniors!" (ha, ha, ha... nice one!)

"have a great summer! see you next year. go seniors!" (ha, ha, ha... nice one!)

Don’t we have sweetly clever friends?

Perhaps this idea got your creative dreams going?  Since we’re putting together our first DIY guide as we type (we’re great at multi-tasking), why not practice?  You just need three things for your very own Dreamffiti wall:

1) a blank wall, with ample access space

1) a blank wall, with ample access space

2) chalk (we considered markers, but found a box of chalk from Ikea to be a much safer alternative)

2) chalk (we considered markers, but found a box of chalk from Ikea to be a much safer alternative)

3) witty and creative friends

3) witty and creative friends

And there you have it.  Legal (and encouraged) graffiti.

About Michelle Fortin

Michelle Fortin is a follower of Jesus, a wife and a mom. She's also an award winning broadcast journalist and public relations professional. Michelle spent nearly a decade working in television newsrooms across the country, both behind and in front of the camera. Training future broadcast journalists in her faculty associate roles at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and at Arizona Christian University was a cherished focus of her post-TV career. Today, she maintains a roster of public relations clients focused on empowering fellow “momprenuers.” She also serves as a speaker for various women's and mom's events. Michelle received her bachelor’s degree from Biola University and Master of Mass Communication (MMC) from Arizona State University. She and her husband, two young kids and English bulldog call Scottsdale, Arizona, home.
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