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May 3, 2009

METAMORPHOSIS MONDAY: Wedding Gift Shhhhh!

I am happy to join in this Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch. Please make sure to visit the other people who have joined in because I know they are the most amazingly creative and motivated people I have ever tried to keep up with met.

This metamorphosis has multi levels. First of all the change between the plain Lazy Susan to the final wedding gift is quite a change in itself. But this is just part of a wedding gift to the son of our dear long time friends who used to be our neighbors. Their kids and our kids played together since birth. We would take out the middle section of the fence between our yards so they could run back and forth. They grew up on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Lego. They played together daily until they moved 5 hours away. That was 13 years ago.
Now they don't see each other much. Once a year in the spring when Craig would come down to the coast for school and stay with us for a few months. Now we have a wedding to attend next weekend. The little curly haired blond boy is an adult and is getting married. I don't know how this has happened because we have not aged at all. I do know one thing. He is quaking in his boots because I know all the stories to tell at the reception.



You can see above what happens when you base coat something and when you see it dry it is full of little hairs from the paint brush. This shouldn't happen and I pay extra for brushes so it doesn't. I used a razor blade to pick them out and started over with more paint and sealer. The vine grows some leaves and then when the sun comes out the fruit starts to form.
We can also call this Metaphor Monday. How life starts from the vine, grows and bears fruit and then dies back only to start over again.
Thanks for coming over and thanks to all of you who helped put my visit total over 2000 this weekend. You are the best. I will be starting something new on Thursday so make sure you check it out.







13 comments:

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What talent!

Blondie's Journal said...

LOri,

What a wonderful tale and how cool it is to see how your painting transformed from one step to the next~the end result...fabulous!!

xoxo
Jane

Chandy said...

Ok, I'm in love with that! Like Jane said, FABULOUS! Wow, I love grapes and those are some great ones!

Michelle said...

Love the step by step pictures. And I love anything with grapes...absolutely anything even fake grapes!

Great job!

Fifi Flowers said...

VERY pretty!!!

Keetha said...

Oh wow!! That is quite wonderful.

Kammy said...

Hi Lori,
You are a girl after my own heart, I love to paint too....I am just trying to get back into
it since my youngest is now 14,18 and the oldest 20.
They kept me busy and now I can get back to the
things I have put off for years ! I am sure your gift will be a hit - love your shading and those
leaves ! I hate it too when the basecoat gets messed up...so much work ! I think that brush
has lived its time....LOL !
Have a great week !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Nutshell Berry said...

Wowza! I loved the before, during & after series of photos - that's so neat to see how you get from a to z! Gorgeous results!!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Very nice - you did a great job. I, too, have noticed how kids seem to grow up while I never age. What is up with that?

susan said...

An artist and a philosopher too! That will be such a special gift. Make sure you explain the significance of the vine to the newlyweds so they can fully appreciate your gift!

Neabear said...

What an awesome job you did on that lazy susan!! Gorgeous. Vines and grapes are perfect for around here since we live in the Wine Country. I am sure thew newlyweds will appreciate your gift.

Really Rainey said...

That's really a nice gift... Beautiful art work too!
~Really Rainey~

Mary said...

How funny about your plans to reminisce at your neighbors wedding! Your lazy Susan came out really nice. :O) Mary @Boogieboard Cottage

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