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This happened before you or I were born. Long ago, on the night of April 26,1937, George steer was very busy. He had to turn in his article to hit the papers in the morning. It was about the bombing of Guernica, a city in Spain. As the clock ticked, miles away, a man named Pablo Picasso was restless, and losing sleep. How do they relate, you ask? Well, Little did they know that in time, their works would inspire each other and generations to come.. Picasso, a known painter, was working on a piece, but had lost the drive. As he turned over in his bed losing sleep, time waited.The world awakened to Steer’s story, and so did Pablo. Picasso had finally, found his painting. George Steer  had given him a reason, an idea. This was the genesis of Picasso’s magnum opus..his biggest work so far,or as we call it, his ‘Guernica’.Irony or fate, on may 1st  of 1937, world labour day, Picasso started painting.Hues of rose and blue shrouded by black and grey. Agony of  peasants, the bull and the horse, oppression and rage! Men and Cattle, portrayed equal, their cries mingled to one. Guernica reminds us of consequences. A one of its kind, where an artform was inspired by an art, it cradled ‘Abstractism’. Today, Guernica speaks to the eyes of the beholder,to each a story as unique as their own. It inspires people, and stands as the biggest peace statements so far.  And that my folks, is how two men from different vortexes of the world gave reasons for inspiration to each other…

Art, Craft, DIY, Scrap Recycling

With a little bit of paint and paper, dress up your empty walls by turning shoeboxes into decorative shelves. Perfect for lightweight items, get creative and display some of your favorite pieces such as small vases, found objects, trinkets or frames. Use different sized boxes and a variety of colorful paper to create your own one-of-a-kind display, customized for your home. Display a single shelf or cover up an entire wall. The possibilities are endless when you DIY. Plus, you now have an excuse to buy more shoes.


Follow the steps below to make your very own.

Materials: • Shoebox or Photo Box (pick one with thick walls. The thicker it is, the sturdier the shelf will be) • Spray Paint (for the base color of the box. I used gold) • Decorative Paper (for the inside wall of the box) • Scissors • Glue Stick • Screwdriver and 2 Screws

Steps: • Cut your decorative paper to the size of the back wall of the shoebox. We will be attaching it to the inside of the box so make sure it fits perfectly inside. Set aside. • Spray paint the inside and outside walls of the shoebox to cover up any logos it may have. • Once it is completely dry, attach the box to the wall with a screwdriver and nail. For extra sturdiness, screw another nail on the other side. Tip: Hanging the box vertically will be more sturdier and will be less likely to cause a dip on the ledge of the shelf if you display heavier objects. • Apply glue to the back side of your paper and attach it to the inside of the box. By attaching the paper once the box is already hanging on the wall, the screws will remain hidden. • Display your favorite (lightweight) decors and you’re set!