DIY Whale Art

Surprise! It's a virtual baby shower in honor of my friend Katie over at SewWoodsy.com and KatiesCucina.com. As some of you know, Katie and I are friends in real life and she's about to "pop" with her first bundle of joy. So, myself and several of Katie's blog buddies got together and are posting a virtual baby shower for Mr. and Mrs. Woodsy today. While Katie and Jon (Katie's husband) work wonders in the DIY world, Katie is also an accomplished cook and most of the blogs participating are from her food blog side. I hope you'll click around (links at the bottom) and enjoy the party. There's lots cooked up for you and a couple crafty projects thrown in.

Speaking of, since food isn't really my specialty, I went the crafty route and created a DIY version of Whale Art I saw on Katie's Nursery Inspirations Pinterest Board. While normally I wouldn't completely copy someone else's work, I knew Katie liked this print a lot and I didn't want to paint her something she wasn't so crazy about and then feel obligated to use it in her nursery. Know what I mean? Awkward.... So I stayed as close as I could to the original. The original is from Senn & Sons and is gorgeous. I just love how crisp, bright, and clean everything looks. They have several archival quality prints available in their shop here. You should go check them out.

For my version, I just bought 3 canvases at my local Michael's.

And painted one navy, one teal, and one light blue.

Remember to paint the sides for a finished look.

Then I free handed the whale (sorry, no short cuts this time) with a pencil and filled it in with white craft paint using a tiny brush.

The white didn't cover as well as I'd hoped so it took a couple coats.

And that's it. DIY whale art simple and sweet.
Can't wait to deliver the goods and meet the newest member of the Woodsy/Cucina household.

Now, have a stroll around and enjoy what everyone else has got cooked up. Lots of great ideas with busy families in mind.
Easy Broccoli & Cheddar Soup from The Little Kitchen 
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers from Cook the Story 
Individual Tortilla Caprese Pizzas from a farmgirl's dabbles
Easy Cheesy Potato Corn Chowder from A Little Claireification 
Slow Cooker Jambalaya from A Spicy Perspective 
Italian Style Stir Fry from Aggie's Kitchen 
Apricot Chicken from Bombshell Bling 
Easy Baked Spaghetti from Chocolate & Carrots 
Freezer-Friendly Quinoa Meatballs from Cooking with Books 
Baby Boy Subway Art Printable from H2OBungalow 
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Cake from Inside BruCrew Life 
Asparagus And Leek Quiche from Kokocooks 
Pesto Parmesan Chicken Salad from Shaken Together 
Coconut Cookie Butter Sandwich Cookies from Simply Southern Baking 
Easy Kofta Kebabs from Tasty Chomps 
Overnight Oatmeal from The Hungry Housewife 
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Soup from The Lemon Bowl 
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos from The Nifty Foodie 
DIY Whale Art from While They Snooze 
One Pot Mexican Chicken and Rice from Yellow Bliss Road


  1. Ahhh Sarah. I'm so glad we are friends in real life and that I can talk to you and see your face on an almost daily basis. I am IN LOVE with my new whale art. It is exactly what I needed to get my butt moving on decorating the walls. I know exactly where this is going!!! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!

  2. Sarah..this is adorable! I so love the picture going accross 3 canvases! I know Katie will just love this and the nursery will be too cute with this hanging on the wall.

  3. This is just darling. Oh I wish I could be so creative

  4. I love this so so much! I want to make different ones for each of my kids. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration and for joining with us to celebrate Katie.

  5. This is so cute! I love it! Thanks so much for doing this for Katie!!