Sunday, February 24, 2008

Jane's Canvas

here is Jane's Canvas
I am calling it What lies within us. Jane gave me three quotes and this one just hit home for me. When you read it you automatically think the plight our families must have endured to ensure us prosperity.
The canvas was painted using Tim Holtz crackle paint and distressed inks
I then added some torn scrapbook paper and used decoupage to adhere the paper
Big Daddy and I searched the Internet today to find the perfect pictures that symbolize what it must have been like during the depression that all of our families endured.
I then used some stamps from The queen's dresser drawers for the stamped images.
The Penny in the top right corner is actually dated 1920 thanks to Big Daddy's Wheat Penny collection
The drawer handle pull is also very old again Thanks to big Daddy
I took UTEE and my non stick craft sheet and poured the UTEE lace
Added a prima flower and some buttons and of course some Bella Baubles
A little lace, ribbon, and tassels and here you have
"What lies within us"
Jane I hope you love it.


Jane Izumi Matsumoto said...

Oh, holy christmas! I LOVE IT!
Okay... picking jaw up off the ground now. Wow! We're so on the same page about the heavy steps our past have taken for us so that we can take the lighter steps forward and upwards. I always think of my Japanese ancestry and what my in-laws endured during their childhood in the internment camps. Anyways, all I can say is...


For those wondering what the quote is:

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~

Thank you, friend!
You are AMAZING!
Paula Deen - The lady can cook.
Veronica - The lady can alter!

Love you!

Veronica said...

Oh Jane,
You are so welcome. When I get back from D.C. I will mail it off to you. I am so happy you liked it.

Toni said...

Oh, V ... I have tears streaming down my face. I can remember my mom's father talking about the Depression, about the way it was family, holding together, not just immediate family but extended family and community, that helped each individual survive. But the faces, well, the Depression left scars, like any deeply impactful time in history, and there were times when Grandpa grew silent and thoughtful and the lines in his face deepened. What an honest, yet hopeful, piece you've created. And all this from a quote. My god, Woman.

Carla said...

Veronica, this is just amazing! How long did it take you to make?

Another question: How do you make your sidebar look so nice? I can't get it figured out!

Veronica said...

It took me just one day today. Big Daddy and I looked at the three quotes Jane had decided on and this one just stuck.
As for the side bar hummm email me and I will see if I can help you or if you trust me you can give me your password ( T did) and I can fix it for you then you can change your password to something else.
I am so glad everyone likes it.

Veronica said...

I forgot to say Big Daddy chose the second on when I read the three two him Big Daddy closed his eyes and said the second one.... Depression era and I will go find you the perfect pictures. Gosh it is so nice to have a Big Daddy.

And no he didn't pay me to say this..hahahha I slay myself

Jane Izumi Matsumoto said...

It's perfect, Big Daddy... just perfect. Thank you!

Veronica said...

I forgot to add.... a long time ago I found some war and ration rubberstamps from river city rubber I thought hummm I will never use these...WRONG oh how I wish I had those for this piece.
Woulda Shoulda Coulda...oy vey my song and dance

T. Kaiser said...

Truly beautiful. I want to try some real art. Crafts are fun, but I love your art- I love the emotion it evokes. All of that sounds trite, but I guess I'm trying to say I find your work beautiful to the heart and emotions.

Amy said...

I have given you an award. Go to my blog to pick it up!!

Carolina said...

Jane is one very lucky girl and I'm so excited I get the honor of checking it out in person! Can't wait until it arrives! Just beautiful!

Jamie Martin said...

Very nice, so artistic :)

Andria said...

Beautiful! You have some real the vintage look!

Veronica said...

Ack you guys all have me blushing. I love you all

jo said...

WOW!!!!!! So stunningly beautiful!

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