House Portraits: It’s all in the (architectural) details

Tiny architectural details fascinate me. One of the reasons I love living in urban Massachusetts is the sort of details prevalent in neighborhoods full of homes that are over 100 years old. The more detailed, the better! Do you like looking at old houses and hand-crafted details? I sometimes get lost walking around my own […]

Celebrating the Family Home

One of the things I love about creating house portraits is that it takes a beloved family home and allows you to carry it with you. Many of my clients commission portraits when they are getting ready to move, and particularly when they are leaving a childhood or long term home. As parents get older, […]

Porch detail of a custom paper house portrait

Reflections on a year of house portraits

March marked the 12-month point from when I created my first paper house portrait. Since March of last year I’ve delivered 24 custom house portraits to art lovers in 7 different states. The commissions range from a famous church in Greece to a girlfriend’s childhood home in the Midwest, to a family’s vacation home in […]

#100daysofpaperfun My 2017 100 Days Project

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve likely seen me posting random paper projects for the last month or so. This random little goat “faux taxidermy” piece I created on a whim was sort of the impetus for the project:   A post shared by Abigail McMurray (@yeioupaperobjects) on Mar 15, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT I […]

After the invitations are sent: Get organized

Things to think about after your wedding invitations are in the mail

Yay! You did it! You wrote an invitation, collected all the contact information, and sent that invitation out into the world. The party is officially on! At this point, you will have a ton of things to continue to sort out over the few months remaining before your wedding day. At some point you’ll consider […]

Week 3+4 of #100DaysofHouseandHome

100 Days: Weeks 3 & 4

I’ve moved 10 times in my life, but since my parents still live in the house I was born in, that counting starts when I left home 13 years ago. I generally refer to “home” as the place I’m currently living. And I’ve been in the Boston area for long enough now (8 years??!) that […]

Week 2: 100 Days of House and Home

Week 2: 100 Days of House and Home

This has been a really interesting challenge so far, just over two weeks in. The theme of “home” keeps coming up in all sorts of places! Some friends and I have been talking about neighboring, and how being a good neighbor can make a huge difference in daily life and in the life of a […]

100 Days of House & Home: Week 1

I’m just over a week into the project! Woohoo! It has been harder to get back into the rhythm of this than I expected. Partly because my life is generally more full of things, partly because my eye for photography is better and I’ve been trying to finish my project for the day before the […]

The 100 Day Project: 2016

Last year I completed my 100 Days Project, “100 Days of Paper Folding” by reconnecting with my childhood experience of origami, and also exploring new forms and possibilities using the same tools and methods I use for all of my yeiou {paper objects} products. I’ve been feeling pulled toward experimenting more with mark-making and 2D […]

Free Printable Gift Tags

I’m sharing the holiday spirit this year in the form of a free printable! My favorite part of the Christmas season is that it gives me a reason/excuse to make, buy, and find gifts for all of the people around me. This year, that includes you! This printable includes 6 different gift tags in various […]