Saturday, May 24, 2014

Happy Saturday!

Wow, where do I start?

I've been so out of touch lately.  First of all, I've been having major issues with my laptop.  I've only had it for a year next week but I'm convinced electronics are only built to last about a year anymore.  Of course, I bought a 2 years service contract on it at the store ~ which as usual was totally worthless.  It always seems like whatever problem I'm having on a computer "isn't covered".  

But I won't bore you with all the details.  I got it fixed and fortunately had my old laptop to keep me going.  I've had it for a long time and about all I could do was try to keep my emails going, which I didn't do a very good job of.  With all of that going on, my mojo went out the window.

I did create these 3 canvases that I promised my daughter I'd make.  They're honestly about all I got done in the last few weeks.  She and her co workers are all reading a book called "The One Thing" and she wanted this particular quote from the book put on canvas.  

Here's the canvas I made for my daughter's office.


Here's a close-up of some of the flowers:


This is the canvas I made for her boss.  I honestly didn't get a very good photograph of it.  I finished it VERY late at night and I was exhausted!  As you can see, it's still laying on my work surface.


Here's a close-up of how great all the gears turned out.


I love how the keys look, too.  I also added a jute bow to them.


This one is for another woman in her group.



Here's a picture that shows some of the dimension.  (Again, still laying on the work surface.)


I didn't get very good photos of any of these ~ not my usual photography job.  Like I said, I was pushing what little mojo I had to THE MAX.  Anyway, my daughter loved them and I even got a personal thank you from her boss.  That was very nice and unexpected.

The next canvas I make (that takes this much work) will be for me.  Haha  I really did enjoy the creative process and I know I'd have enjoyed it a LOT more if I hadn't been struggling with my lack of mojo.  Darn that mojo anyway!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a good and safe Memorial Day weekend.

~ Cheryl ~