Saturday, 11 August 2012

Alice - she comforts...

My Grandparents had a long marriage over 60 years. They were both in their 90s when they passed away. There must have been difficult times in their marriage, but I never saw any sign of it. My father said he could never remember them having a cross word with each other. They worked as a team and supported each other in their roles. Maybe they sorted out their roles early in their marriage. I do know that there was clearly marked areas of responsibility and that they honoured each other's roles. Nana was very loyal to her husband and would never tolerate a bad word said against him (he could be a bit strict towards his children even when they were grown!).


I think the answer was their love for God and their love for family. I know that if there was a problem in their children's or grandchildren lives they would come running. I have so many memories of their love for me, my brothers and sister and cousins. Somehow Nana managed to show each one of us her special love for us, even when there were up to 30 people in her home at Xmas, she still managed to each and every one of us a blessing. So, if she managed to do that for us, just think of the love she must have showed Granddad. A real role model for all of us. I definitely believe that Alice managed to fulfill the Proverbs 31:12 verse of loving supporting, encouraging her husband all the days of her life.

For the artwork, I used photos of wood, leather, a vase and an oil painting and put them together on Photoshop with a lot of tweaking.. The oil painting is not my usual style, I wanted a soft look that was fuzzy and warm! It was actually good to paint in a looser manner, I think I got more expression in it, than if I used my normal tighter style. Think I will do more work like this.

18 comments:

  1. Terrific media work. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  2. She is done so well ~ rather ethereal ~ (A Creative Harbor) ~ always good to have you come by ^_^

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  3. I really like this! I think you succeeded with the softness--

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  4. Fantastic sharing, and I love the softness of the portrait.

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  5. Beautiful artwork! Love the softness of it.
    Sounds like your grandparents had a wonderfully loving and supportive relationship.
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  6. digital art is new to me...I like what you created here...soft lines yes, cracked look at top finished beautiful. represents the imperfection of any relationship (to me) but the whole of it is beautiful and perfect in it's own way. lovely story to go with lovely art. hppf on s.

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  7. I'd love to learn how to do something like this. It's so soft and beautiful. And even more beautiful to read of their special love. I hope my grandchildren can say that about my husband and me.

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  8. very nice. i like the soft focus you captured. have a great weekend!

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  9. Lovely photo, and sweet story. Reminds me of my own dear grandparents.

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  10. Awesome! God is so good! We are trying to be good grandparents too, and leave a legacy of love of God to our grands! Great post!

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  11. What a blessed union they shared! And truly a wonderful legacy they created.

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  12. Beautiful work, wonderful story. Less contrived paintings seems to have more arty mystery to them. I can be way to contrived, but prefer my painting a little loser...it's all about letting go I guess!! Your nana sounds like an very loving woman. Love your unique work!

    Hugs Giggles

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  13. I admire your work. You have a wonderful legacy of love!
    Blessings.

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  14. Gorgeous portrait of Alice! True, love is the answer but many people don't understand the meaning of this. :)

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  15. My parents were together 67 years! Daddy passed away 12 years ago, every year since on their anniverary Mother will say, "Jay and I have been married (how ever many it would be) years. She will be 98 in October. Enjoyed your post!

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  16. What a wonderful legacy for you and obviously you appreciate it. Thank you for sharing this with us on Spiritual Sundays.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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