Friday, June 14, 2013

Father's Day art

A couple of years ago
my dad was driving home late at night
when he plowed into a full-grown moose at 70 miles per hour.
Miraculously, he walked away from the wreckage.
Since then we have had some fun
giving him all sorts of moose themed gifts.
It's part joke, but deeper down it's a reminder
that life is short and God is good
and that we should make the most of the time we have.

Here and now:
Last Tuesday
I randomly flipped through a vintage book
that I had stashed for future projects,
and I found a section about moose
which even included a cool moose picture.
Inspiration struck,
and in no time I found myself making the some father's day art
instead of working on laundry. : )

made from layers of
scrapbook papers, vintage book page and moose illustration,
 watercolors, my own calligraphy, and thread.

It's not a traditional card,
just a flat piece of art with a not written on the back.
He'll love it, though.

Linking up with the fabulous in the studio group
for the first time in way too long.


Jen Price said...

I love it! What a great reminder, too. Thank you for linking up!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the artsy feel of your father's day card. I'm sure it will be a good reminder for your father of God's loving care too. Coming to you via "In The Studio." Hope you'll visit my blog too. Blessings!

Tammie said...

lovely. so lovely.

Unknown said...

you're so creative! I forgot it was father's day until yesterday so I baked bim a dark chocolate, almond and fig cake to make up for it. Sadly I didn't get the time to make him a card so I'll have to make one later this week, thanks for the idea!

from Emily