Wanderlust

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Amy says: I am such a fan of recycling and upcycling with an artistic flair. I created this window completely inspired by the original lithographed map in the background. Found at an estate sale, I knew I had to have it. The rich aqua in the print is stunning, along with all the signs of age in the water stains, tears, etc. The best part: they had 3 of these maps rolled up and tucked away in a corner. Talk about a fabulous find for me! Going through my rather large stash of vintage windows, I found one that fit it almost perfectly. The overall dimensions of the window itself are appx 40" wide X 30" tall. As you can see, this window is rather massive to say the least. As for the word "wanderlust" I chose it because of the magical feel to it. It sounds so whimsical.

Right now hand lettering and script fonts are all the rage. I have always had pretty decent penmanship, so I decided to hand write it rather loosely. Surprisingly enough, I liked the overall look and I created it within the framed space pretty effortlessly. As for the mosaic tile on top, I painstakingly cut every single piece to create the overall design just so. It took many hours, and there are close to 800 tiles on there! Lastly, I applied and "carved" out the mocha colored grout in my signature style.
MATERIALS
Vintage window, vintage lithograph map, mocha grout, white glass tile
ARTIST / DESIGNER
Amy Baldwin
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Emily, UncommonGoods

October 22, 2014 06:08:37 PM

We love the vintage touch Amy gave to this map. What are your thoughts?

Karen
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October 22, 2014 08:47:47 PM

I miss my worldly travels and looking at this reminds me of the good old days. Beautiful work! Always such inspiration!

Frankie
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October 22, 2014 09:15:10 PM

Imagine what this window has seen through the ages of time. Now, it is brought back to life with a view of the world. Nicely done!

Lynette
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October 22, 2014 09:33:38 PM

What a beautiful play on words with the title...I absolutely love this piece and how it came together!

Shella
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October 22, 2014 09:47:22 PM

love it. Beautiful!

Brandi
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October 22, 2014 10:01:08 PM

So unique and original. Beautiful!

Audrey
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October 22, 2014 10:07:44 PM

I love it! Everything about it is just perfect! :)

Sam
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October 22, 2014 10:54:55 PM

I am Amy's son and I Love her art

Lane
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October 22, 2014 10:58:07 PM

Very unique! Love the details.

Kayla
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October 22, 2014 10:59:44 PM

I Love her art work!!!!! I have her " Beautiful Soul" window frame and I Love it!!!!! She's an amazing artist!

jamie
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October 23, 2014 07:57:53 AM

I have seen tons of amy's work. All of her art is fantastic!

Jack
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October 23, 2014 08:14:05 AM

I love her lovely creations! She inspires me so much. I love you so much! -Jack your son.

Megan
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October 23, 2014 09:04:31 AM

This piece is truly amazing! Absolutely astonishing with the font and old map. You never cease to amaze me Amy! Great work!

julie
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October 23, 2014 11:00:31 AM

beautiful work. always.

Hadi shehadeh
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October 23, 2014 12:53:37 PM

Best of luck with this:)

Carol
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October 23, 2014 02:05:31 PM

I love this! Truly amazing! I need this!

Cindy
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October 23, 2014 02:11:57 PM

I absolutely love this! Would buy this in a heartbeat.....where and when can I get my hands on this?!?

Letha
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October 23, 2014 02:46:37 PM

Love it!

Nancy
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October 23, 2014 02:50:36 PM

Absolutely spectacular! I am obsessed with maps and this would be perfect to hang in my house!

Ernest
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October 23, 2014 03:46:46 PM

Great work Amy!

lucas

October 23, 2014 04:09:19 PM

What an amazing project!

lucas

October 23, 2014 04:10:52 PM

Looooooovvvveeeee it.

Britane
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October 23, 2014 08:16:59 PM

Love it!

Jay
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October 23, 2014 08:19:41 PM

Rock on!

Drake
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October 23, 2014 08:20:14 PM

Recycling is good and stuff.

Angela
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October 23, 2014 08:33:40 PM

Love this! And her other pieces of art work. So unique.

Susan
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October 23, 2014 10:08:23 PM

A talented women !!

Linda
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October 23, 2014 10:29:09 PM

Great work amy

Jeff
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October 24, 2014 08:44:34 PM

Awesome

Nancy
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October 25, 2014 06:52:37 PM

Wow! What an ingenious way to up cycle an old window with such whimsical charm! Clever!!!!!

tina Geis
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October 26, 2014 06:15:23 PM

It is beautiful!

Darla
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October 26, 2014 08:29:21 PM

This is absolutely awesome!

Ronnie
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October 26, 2014 09:04:17 PM

Love recycled windows and maps. Just perfect!!

Linda
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October 27, 2014 08:59:44 AM

it's fabulous

Ellen
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October 27, 2014 09:26:33 AM

I've known Amy for years. She is dedicated to expressing herself in her art and continues to grow and create quality pieces. I love how this piece was born.

tina
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October 27, 2014 11:04:52 AM

beautiful

Amy

October 27, 2014 12:16:36 PM

I am very humbled by all of the votes and comments I am receiving! I truly appreciate your support! I am up against some amazing artists! They all have wonderful creative talent, and such unique style! I am inspired by it all! :)

Amy

March 27, 2015 06:41:15 PM

Nope not my style

thanks for commenting

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