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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
It's All About Me! Party and Give away!
A couple weeks ago I was invited to join Natasha's blog/swap party. This is not your average, ordinary swap party however...instead of creating for someone else you were asked to make something for yourself! Right away I knew what I wanted to do. Although I had planned to do more with it, I ran out of time. I am also having a give away ~ please scroll down to see what the prizes are!
Sooooo....here it is! Portraits of my children! They are older now but I always wanted to do one of them at these ages. The first one is my oldest Jacob, then it is Isaac, and my baby Alison.
The portraits are done in graphite pencil and after taking pictures of them I edited them on my photoshop program. I added a frame to the portrait and made it a sepia color for softness. It gives them a vintage feel which I love. Initially I wanted to take these images and make a soldered pendant with them but I ran out of time. I have yet to use my soldering iron too...one of the many things on my list I haven't done yet....but now I can cross off drawing portraits of my children from my list of things to do : ) In the past I have painted my children, but I have never done a pencil portrait. It was quite an experience doing this, as I think I know my children's faces better than anything else I have drawn before. I experienced myself what many may feel and think when they see a drawn portrait for themselves done by me. My children are a little older now and they have changed in a lot of ways. I am so glad to have done this and I love how their characters shine through. Jacob is my smart and witty boy, with an awesome sense of humor and loving heart. Isaac is my little character full of grand imagination and wonder. Alison is my little princess and my shadow. She is a loving little girl and one day will work along side me in my studio. It is so much fun to share my creativity with all of them and they are my best creations by God's loving grace! They all love to create and it truly is a blessing to share.
Thank you Natasha for putting this party together! Please visit her here to see all of the participants of this party and see all of the lovely creations everyone has made. Natasha's project is a painting and it is breath taking, you must see it!
And now my dear friends, I am happy to have my first ever give away!! Below are pictures of the items I made to give to one special person : ) The gift package includes hand made embellished ornaments, a vintage style tree topper, an angel magnet, a gold grapevine angel,a vintage style gift tag and note cards designed by me. I hope whoever wins it will enjoy it all! To win this prize all you have to do is leave a comment.
I look forward to hearing from you! It has been a lot of fun doing this and I hope you enjoyed visiting and letting me share my art with you. Have a wonderful and blessed day!