Wednesday, August 8, 2007


God just loves it when I make plans!......
I had started this canvas by painting it in preparation to make a piece for a friend's birthday present. And what you're looking at is THAT canvas but it is *now* a birthday present for my father's 80th birthday.
The colors worked beautifully so I simply added the ephemera, papers and stamps to make it "dad's".

I love how it turned out and I love that it will really surprise him when he receives it, but, I'm also very sad that for this to happen a relationship that I treasured has seemingly ended.
That's a long story and one not worth going into -
let's just be joyful that my father will reap an original piece of art from his eldest! Praise God!

My dad is like a lot of people.....he really appreciates what I do but he doesn't really get it............Take this for instance......I can picture the phone call that I'll get when he opens it. He's going to want to know who the people are along the right side of the canvas and I'm going to have to tell him that I don't know.............And why did I 'use masking tape to secure the photo of you kids???'.....

What a hoot! I am really happy with this piece and I am very pleased that a new painting technique that I used kind of worked. I bought a painting technique DVD from an artist and teacher, Ann Baxter *is that right?*, that is such a good learning tool.

This was my first attempt to use what I learned!LOL!!
Happy birthday to papa!

1 comment:

Dana said...


I LOVE the canvas ... WOW ... it turned out GREAT and I'm sure you Dad will love (or loves) it!!!! I'm sorry something happened to sour a friendship. :o( If that's what I understand has happened. Hang in there, keep that chin up and KEEP UP THE AWESOME WORK!!!!!!!!!!

Hugs & Blessings,


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