I absolutely love the fact that there are members of the One Artsy Mama community all over the world! Some of you live in Canada, others are at home in the UK, Portugal, the Philippines, Brazil, Romania, India, Spain, and a wide variety of other countries. Isn’t that awesome? We’re so diverse, and yet creativity brings us together!
For those of you who do happen to be fellow Americans, I have a special printable today as we prepare to celebrate our country’s Independence Day, the 4th of July. It’s an original hand-lettered print of the US map with the complete lyrics to our national anthem. Confession: it actually took me quite a bit of time and several attempts to get the whole thing to fit and work within the shape, and then to go back and really do the lettering, so I hope you like it!
To download and print, just head here and save the image to your computer. Then, open it in your favorite photo-printing or editing software…even Microsoft Word will work if you don’t have anything else…and print it out. Pop it in a frame, and you’ve got some instant patriotic decor that you can enjoy all summer long. It’s sized to 8×10, but you can certainly re-size it to fit whatever frame you have on hand. (Feel free to share with family and friends, but please keep it for personal use only.)
Hope you have a Happy Independence Day! And to my other friends around the world, thanks so much for being a part of this community too. To create your own version for your country, just trace the outline of the map and pencil in whatever lyrics or words you like. Then, go back and use your brush pens and other markers to letter over your sketch. To create the little “fireworks” I have across the top of my frame, I just made three little pom-poms and strung them together on a piece of jute…you can make these in any colors you like to customize them for your country or your home. What do you think?
If you print and use this in your decor or create your own design, I would love to see! Hop on over and share your photos in the One Artsy Mama and Friends Facebook group. See you there!