Hi there! My name is Shannon Harrison and I am the lady behind Jack and Ruby Studios. Thank you so much Kristen for including me in such a fun and inspiring project! It’s been so much fun to see all the unique ways art is displayed through the houses of creative minds!
My personal photographs are one of the most important tangible things I own and so they take center stage in our home. My husband and I have both said, if God forbid there was ever a disaster in our home, we would grab the children, my hard drives and our Blurb family albums. Since 2009, at the end of every year I have collected what are my favorites from the year and told the story of our last 12 months through a Blurb book. I usually include some thoughts about the year and a sort of a mushy love note from me to them in the front. I am still working on 2011, but here’s a little peek at 2010. If you haven’t tried Blurb, I highly recommend them. Their customer service is awesome and the quality of their press printed books is super. Either way, I highly suggest starting an annual book for your family, if not for yourself. I have made copies for each of my kids too so they can share the visual journey of our crazy little family with their own kids when they’re all grown..
The “gallery” that probably changes most often is the doors of our kitchen fridge. It’s usually peppered with our weekly schedule, school work, coupons and reminders and random shots from our Fuji Instax. Recently I ordered some really fun Instagram magnets from a company called Stickygram. It took all of one minute to log into my Instagram account from their site and select which ones I wanted. They were at my mailbox in less than a week! If you have some favorites sitting in your Instagram account, this is a fun way to print and display them and my kids love playing with them. I’m trying to complete an Instagram 366 this year so I’m sure Ill have many more as months roll on!
Another one of our interchangeable “galleries” in our kitchen is this little memento/blackboard I made last year. The decal is from the awesomely talented illustrator, Shanna Murray and the frameless blackboard is from Billy Boards. My kids play with my Fuji Instax most and this is where I display their random little photos with washi tape. They LOVE that camera and they love it even more when we tape up their photos!