As an upper classmen in college, my youngest daughter rated an “apartment” style dorm room this year with a small living room and kitchen. It was time to upgrade her poster art to something a little classier. Luckily for her, she has a mother who is an artist. Darby likes things that are a little twisted (at least compared to me) such as scary movies and depressing books. No pretty landscape or floral paintings for her. Artist Kelly Reemtsen creates paintings that are perfect for Darby’s personal taste but sadly, way out of our budget. So instead, I painted Darby copies of two of Kelly’s paintings. I love the juxtapose of the sweet, colorful fifties dressed women holding deadly tools. Are they out doing yard work or is something more sinister going on? What do you think? Are the paintings more “Leave it to Beaver” or “American Horror Story”? Here are my “copies” of her paintings. Since I’m not selling these paintings and not using them for personal gain, I don’t think it’s unethical to copy them. People have been copying the Masters for centuries after all :).