Friday, August 29, 2014

Another Canvas : An Homage to Good Men

Here's to Good Men.
May we know them
May we be them.
May we raise them.
{paraphrasing "Here's to Good Women"]

Another canvas for another son's birthday.  This is one of DC son's favorite family pictures - his Papa and his favorite uncle.   

I used some Core'dinations paper that I sanded to highlight the clocks and scuffed up the edges.  I used the same train station schedule as this canvas.  The bits and pieces have special meaning;  Uncle Pete loved woodwork, hence the ruler and  Papa's barn was a favorite place for exploring.

These are real gas ration tickets from another family member.    Normally I'd use copies, but DC son is a history buff, so he gets the originals.  

A scrap of map is an old-time a geo tag and  a nod to DC son's love of maps.

I used a 7 Gypsies piece as a mat for the photo.  The stars are stamped with Christine Adolf's Shore Trim  stamp - one of my favorite go-to stamps for all kinds of projects.

These canvases are the first I've made using my pictures .  I like how family pictures makes the artwork so personal.   DC son gave me the best review on this canvas - "It made me happy".   And that makes me happy.


  1. Sometimes I see things and think, "I absolutely love this!!!!!"

    That's what I think about your canvas. The wreath I like, the canvas, I love.



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