Paint samples are really cheap (cheaper at Lowes than Walmart). Grab a blank canvas (also cheap), use painters tape to make a design, and buy a size appropriate wooden letter, or smaller letters to make a word, and paint those= Awesome art.
Monogram Etiquette by Savannah Designer, Emily McCarthy . I always thought mine and myles' monogram would be mSc (like music!) but this etiquette at a glance says it would actually be cSm . I like the music one better!