Monday, September 19, 2011

Word Art

Hi Friends!

I am increasing intrigued & inspired by some of the wonderful word art I have been seeing around.  There are so many many wonderful ideas all over the internet, but I  came across this one locally last week.  I love it as a whole and also love each of the little sayings on their own.  Oh the possibilities!  I have my eyes open for just the right medium on which to create my own!

This one is stenciled on two separate pieces of black painted wood.  I love how all the sayings run into each other.  And I love the simplicity of the artwork itself. So simple yet so powerful.

{Sorry about the picture quality, I had to take this one with my phone}


I suppose you can read it right off the picture, but here are all the sayings if you’d like to cut and paste any!

He used to say things like

all that glitters is gold

and you catch more flies with honey than vinegar

money doesn’t grow on trees

never trust a man a dog doesn’t like

early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise

beggars can’t be choosers

where there’s a will there’s a way

a closed mouth catches no flies

a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

the squeaky wheel gets the oil

an apple a day keeps the doctor away

don’t count your chickens before they hatch

a leopard cannot change its spots

the early bird gets the worm

don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater

a watched pot never boils

good things come to those who wait

never trust a skinny cook

a rolling stone gathers no moss

waste not want not

cloudy mornings give way to clear evenings

two heads are better than one

makes hay while the sun shines

into every life a little rain must fall

finders keepers losers weepers

it goes without saying he was a good man.


So there ya go, permission to use clichés!

Hummm, I’m thinking on a large pallet perhaps? 


hugs, Celeste


  1. mavis E. ButterfieldSeptember 20, 2011 at 6:14 AM

    Common' over to Porteous Ave. in Fairfax to the Hippie Word Art House. There, strewn across a fence, you'll find individual wooden pieces with words on them. . .the public is invited to switch things around to make their own "art phrases." Only in the 94930. . .

  2. You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink.

    You catch more flies with honey than vinegar

    Two that I remember from my Dad

  3. Is it possible to buy one like this? It was my daddy through and through.

  4. @Sallie...YES! You can buy that piece of's at Sunrise Home in San Rafael, CA 415-456-3939 (tell -em you saw it here!!)
    @Caughlin Ranch: thanks for the additional cliches...keep -em coming!!


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