Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Lovely Distraction

I should be getting ready for the upcoming workshop and art festival we will be in this week. I have a multitude of little details to finish in order to assemble the kits. Instead I keep getting distracted by intriguing little experiments. Cutting,stamping, and aging metal. Also, using Omni Gel for the first time to make a transparency.

I used a charming old photo of my mother!!!!!!


It was taken when she was fifteen. The look in her eyes is quite mysterious and alluring. If only she could have seen what lay ahead in her future. She married a handsome man, had three children, after the second was born her husband was stricken with heart trouble. She would be the bread winner for the family, homemaker, and the glue that held everything together. Mom was widowed at 41 and struggled to keep three teenagers on the right track, all while she dealt with her own grief. She found love again, alas only to have ten happy years with her second husband. As the years have passed she's always been there for us. My mother, my hero!!


Oh! Back to the experiment. What do you think?



4 comments:

Charlene said...

Lovely!!!! This turned out so amazing. So misty & romantic. What will you do with this little treasure?

Artsy Fartsy said...

Love it, so creative!! Janna

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Anne Marie said...

I think it's very creative....i too get a lot of inspiration and strength from my Mom....and if I had any sort of talent, I would be creating something like that too! but alas, I am not very artistic....but am trying....
very nice to meet you~