Sunday, April 19, 2009

Re-creating my entryway

Watching the sun rise and knowing Who to thank.

I love this reminder! No matter where you are on Earth, no matter how beautiful or ugly it may be around you, the sunrise is the one thing you can predict will happen each day to sustain us with light and heat. In 1993 I had the privilege of watching the sun rise as I sat in frozen (literally) anticipation atop Mt. Haleakalā in Maui, Hawaii. It was a glorious sight. A there-is-a-God moment. An unforgettable peace.

You may remember this frame when I picked it up at Goodwill in its former life:

Living Room 020

I primed and painted it with spray paint. Then I cut out the letters of the saying in fabric that I’d backed with iron-on adhesive. I ironed the yellow background fabric (also with iron-on adhesive) right onto the wood backing and then ironed the letters on top. Everything was easy peasy except for cutting out the letters, which I did while watching about 6 episodes of House!

Entryway 009

I couldn’t bring in a piece of the sun to complement my frame, so I brought in a piece of a living thing that grew because of it. This hangs near my doorway. I like it!


Kimm at Reinvented said...

That is great! I love the lettering and the font you chose. That must have taken FOREVER to cut out the letters.

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Hi Kathy- I have missed you! Glad to see you are back in the swing of things. Your artwork is perfect! What a great job reusing that great frame. I spent Sunday spray painting a bunch of old frames, I found a blog that lets you print out vintage artwork. I will be filling those frames very soon.

Feel like joining in my first link party this Thursday? It will be describing or showing pics of our childhood bedrooms! Come know you want to... : )


Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Hello? Hello? ARE YOU STILL AROUND? I miss you girl! Post something soon.


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