Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Another Canvas and another Blog Award

Here is a canvas I made using a picture of my Great- Great Grandmother Rachel, taken about 1890. The photo is old and stained, but I scanned it as it is, although I do have a *retouched* copy, I just like the original one better. The canvas (15" square) has been made using acrylic paints and structure paints in copper, gold and pearl white, images stamped with TH *rusty hinge*, and sentiments stamped with Adirondack *Espresso*. Was great fun to make - what isn't?? and I plan on doing some more with some old family pics.
And yesterday I saw that I have another Blog Award. Well actually the same *Stylish Blog Award*. this time from Jack at Jacks Arty Crafty Creations

Thanks a lot, and now for the seven-things-about-me I have to tell again.... This time I have written 7 things about my day yesterday, as I can't just repeat yesterday's list. As I am trying hard to see everything positively just now, they are of course, very positive things....
1. I did manage to have a good, crafty day yesterday.
2. I did manage to avoid seeing the crumbs on the floor and dust on the furniture by the simple expedient of removing my specs.
3. I even did my morning exercises on the balcony by MINUS 8° in my nightdress - or was I just taking photos?
4. I managed to make lasagne for lunch - yoohoo for deep frozen food!
5. I found time while not doing the housework to take a couple of reading breaks on my recliner.
6. I successfully forgot the ironing.
7. I have declared the dust on the windows to be patina, which makes it a sort of art, and then it doesn't have to be removed - pardon, it MUST be left where it is!

Hope some of you like minded people might find a few tips here.
Have a good day, take care, and thanks for looking!

16 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Valerie and a fabulous thing to do with an old photo. Love your textured background which is great with the photo.
    xx

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  2. This is really lovely, Val, love the background and the photo! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Love the canvas and photo Val.
    But even more I love your list - we think the same way! Very positive.
    Hugs xx

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  4. Love the canvas and what you did for your list is hilarious!!! Hope you win again so we can read some more positive avoidance tactics. Lol XX

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  5. Your canvas is stunning and the picture is amazing! Beautiful blog header, too :)

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  6. Fabulous canvas, Valerie! I am changing the way I think, I never realized dust was art, YAHOO!

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  7. Great canvas Val, love the way you have created the background! Hugs, T

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  8. Love this canvass so very much and the fact that the photo is an actual relative just makes this even more special

    Love Dawn xx

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  9. A special canvas Valerie and adore your background. Also congrats on such a great list.....of don't do's. Annette x

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  10. Val oh my this canvas is so special I adore it and the colours used Love your list

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  11. Love this one, what beautiful colours! Hugs, Barb

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  12. Love the canvas!! Congrats on the award and I enjoyed reading your list :)

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  13. Thanks for all the nice comments!

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  14. Lovely canvas Valerie, and I love your list of facts, you had a VERY successful day! lol. Congrats on the award, well deserved you know. coB

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  15. A wonderful and so special canvas, love the background.

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  16. Fantastic canvas! Love your background!

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