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|Xen pronounced Zen original acrylic 8'x8' cradle board|
I have so much to share this week!
I only worked on three pieces but some of the color edits
I am in love with so I have to share them!!
For ages now I have wanted to do a tribute painting of my friends dog who I adored.
She passed last year after a long happy life!
I wasn't sure when would be the right time!!
I hesitate to give this painting to my friend just in case it makes her uncomfortable,
or doesn't suit her style!! I still need to work on the eyes a bit more too!!
Oh my goodness I could see these edits on a large canvas.....
I love how fun the colors are!!!
However a few things I never buy or give to others
unless I know their specific brand or tastes,
is perfume, artwork and underwear!
Especially if we plan to stay friends!!
My ex mother in law did a paint by number velvet roses for my wedding. Expecting me to hang it over my bed! It was well intended, but not my taste in decor. We put it up for a short time! Thankfully she lived on the opposite coast and didn't visit. It was unframed cloth, trendy during the seventies, so I was able to fold it up and tuck it away in case she visited!
|Mother and Daughter done in my sketch book from a blotch of color. Wish this were a canvas|
Can you see the mother and daughter?
It even reminds me of my daughter and I
had we lived back in the depression era!
My ex sister in law also sent a huge piece of art one Christmas, also unframed. I panicked when it arrived from back east! I'll let you guess the rest!! What does one do? They could never afford to visit, so you can guess where that one went too!!
I'm guilty of making a large crochet pillow for a friend in the seventies as a Christmas present. She gave me a beautiful perfume. I still regret giving her that big old blue eyesore even though it was made with so much love!. I am very picky about my fragrance still she managed to find exactly what I would like. Good friends are like that they just know....but creativity should be shared with caution, so as not to put friends in a precarious position!
|Zak was also done from a bunch of splotches, his nose stuck out first!|
If my friend shows an interest in Xen the painting, it will be hers. She'll have to tell me though because I don't want my friend burdened with having to find a place for it when it makes her feel uncomfortable or doesn't fit with her decor! Art is a very personal thing, I'm the first to admit my bright colors are not for everyone!! I respect that!!
Do you have a story about a gift that turned into a nightmare?
|ART DONE BY TRACEY FLETCHER KING|
On a nicer note flash ahead forty years and I received this awesome snail mail all the way from Australia this week!! From one of my favorite artist/blogger friends Tracey Fletcher King, who is not only an amazing artist, but she writes a entertaining humorous blog and is of great inspiration to many!! Tracey sent a blank card that I'm probably going to frame because I love it so much, plus it goes with my decor. An adorable post card that really represents who my daughter and I are as homemakers was also in the envelope, and may find it's way into a frame too! Thanks a Million Tracey I sincerely LOVE IT!!
PS....I always try to plant some Kale in pots on my front porch during winter, they look just like Tracey's watercolor!