Thursday, January 3, 2013

She finds something good...



I have three sisters-in-law on Doug's side of the family, and every year we draw names for Christmas gifts. This year I drew Janet's name and I immediately started thinking about what type of handmade gift I could give her.




I decided right away that I wanted to make a She Art canvas for her, and I worried about how I'd pull it off. Janet has curly blonde hair, and I wasn't sure I could do it justice. I did a practice run before I tried it on the canvas, and I was happy with the end result. :o)


It took me a while to decide on the words to use for her canvas. Janet has been a nurse for 30+ years. She has a great big heart, and the energy level of a 5-year old. The woman goes and goes and goes. After thinking about this for a couple of weeks and still not coming up with something that felt right, I finally asked myself, "If I had to tell someone one thing about Janet, what would it be?" And then it was easy.

And Janet loved her gift.
:o)

PS: I learned this canvas technique from an online workshop I took from Christy Tomlinson. I highly recommend it for fun and inspiration!

17 comments:

traci said...

that is so cute. i am sure she loved it!!!

Cheri said...

What's not to love? This is so well executed!

helena said...

beautiful and another reminder to try a she art

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

That's lovely Deb and such a heart felt gift x

Robyn said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

scrappyjacky said...

I love She Art [must get back to making some myself....thank you for the inspiration]....what a wonderful gift....she must have loved it.

Beverly said...

I LOVE this!!! I have everything I need except the confidence to do one @@

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I bet she loved it! It is so cute and what a great sentiment!!

Karen said...

What a lovely gift. Your SheArt is beautiful.

alexa said...

Beautifully done! I've often wondered about these and what I would do with them, but making them for a specific person makes so much sense - it's just lovely ...

furrypig said...

that is a wonderful gift and I am so impressed that Janet has been nursing for 30 years and still has all that energy (I seem to get more tired every day!!) wow!!

Alison said...

You are so good at these Deb!
Alison xx

Karen said...

Deb, this is simply wonderful. I love everything about it, and I'm sure your sister-in-law does too.

Margaret said...

I can't believe you made that! It is so impressive.

Auntie Bliss said...

Deb!!! This is incredible!!!
SO professional!
I'm sure she did love it.
I love your new banner :)

Auntie Bliss said...

Deb!!! This is incredible!!!
SO professional!
I'm sure she did love it.
I love your new banner :)

Gail said...

It's beautiful Deb!

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