I have shared about my sister's poems in past posts. Two that I have always loved had already been published and copyrighted in book form with other authors during her college years.
I decided to not do more with those two poems, since they did get published. One of my most favorite poems of hers, was about the sandpipers that we enjoyed watching during our vacation trips as kids at the Indiana Dunes State Park.
Years ago an artist friend of mine did a painting for me that I was going to use as the cover for the poetry book, and she had also given me the copyrights for that purpose.
I have decided now Not to pursue a book publish further. After needing to shred most of her work (and had found at her request is what she wanted) that left only a very few poems.
So, I have now decided to frame this painting, enjoy it in my craft room, and remember happy times at the Dunes. This does bring back happy memories of our family way back then. (50's and 60's)
I did use dip pen and ink to write out Betty's Sandpiper poem and place it on the back of the painting.
This painting is now hung next to a window in front of my work desk in my craft room space. This is the best photo with no glare off the glass. I love this barn wood frame too, it is handmade to order and I found the craftsman on Ebay. I am very pleased with the workmanship, it also included the glass and hanger.
Note: Click on the first photo for better viewing This painting does have me smiling.
The photo below is the full version as seen walking into my craft room My sister Betty Lou played the flute during her high school and college years so I decided this was a good placement for this painting and her poem.
Looking at this photo here as I type-Wow the blues match (the ocean waves and on the wall figure) That's amazing! It was meant to be.
Ugh we are back in the mid to upper 90's F again this week. Thursday looks like a cool down-so hoping this is the last of the 90's for this summer.
Being so hot we are taking time off from driving to the woods home, I was burnt out from all the weed eating of our lawn here and it just caught up with me today. I figured in three days I used 13 battery charges for the weed eating project.
My friend that meets me there and helps me wrap and pack all the glass lenses, was sick today too. We'll head back Wednesday and Thursday. I haven't been to the grocery store in 6 weeks so that is a must for early tomorrow. Friday a new doctor and visit for Hubs so another busy full week.
Happy New Week!
Love your sisters painting and the figure that is supposed to show your sister :)ReplyDelete
thanks so much-the painting was done by a friend of mine a few years ago, it went with my sister's poem sandpipers. the figure on the wall was here when we bought the house, and since my sister loved her flute-perfect--thanks for stopping byDelete
thank you so much-I think this is a good way to remember herDelete
This piece looks wonderful Kathy. Good luck with publishing the rest of your sister's poems. And happy new week also. hugs-ErikaReplyDelete
thank you so much Erika, I have decided against publishing the few poems I still have of hers, decided since 2 were published, this one is my favorite of what is left and this one brings good memories being at the DunesDelete
The painting is beautiful -- I'm glad you decided to frame it. It has wonderful energy. And I do hope you publish the poems. That would be lovely.ReplyDelete
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Such a lovely painting! The figure next to the painting is nice too.ReplyDelete
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I love how you are honouring your sister with her beautiful painting on the wall. Have a good week, take care, hugs, ValerieReplyDelete
Good morning, this is a painting done by an artist friend of mine several years ago, to highlight my sister's poem Sandpipers which I wrote out and placed on the back of this painting.Delete
you have a good week as well-hugs
A rest day sounds good Kathy! I got my walk in this morning as the sun came up then weedeated out in the yard for a battery.. such is my habit on walking days.. I'm already sprayed with bug spray , might as well do something constructive outside..lol Hubs is playing golf today.. I've got two paintings going.. just finished a painting a ceramic dragon.. and i think i'll start a woodburning project... a lizard.. lol The painting looks nice on the wall Kathy.. Too bad your sister's poem has to be on the back maybe you could frame it too.. Frames! wow! I get my frames from Walmart or off the shelf at Hobby Lobby.. lol Hubs is going to make the frames for my paintings.. I'm sorry to hear you have all that work at the woods house to do.. yuck....... I wish Fall weather would hurry up! At least mornings have been nice.. 70 degrees sometimes slipping into the 60's... Take care my friend! Hugs! debReplyDelete
Hi Deb, yes I needed a rest day for sure, over did it with the days of weed eating, and the allergies are bad now too.Delete
Sounds like you are enjoying creative art days-anxious to see your newest paintings too. I have not tried woodburning yet-but those can be really awesome. I bought a small cutting board that was woodburned to look like our lake-love it.
our wal mart doesn't have any nice frames here, just cheapy china ones. and I sooo wish there was a hobby lobby close by I love that store-they do nice framing. I am pleased with this barnwood frame, it matches in with another barnwood frame I have, it was a good price and handmade by a craftsman so am happy with it.
You take care as well-hugs my friend
Beautiful painting and a wonderful idea to remember your sister. We are cooler than you right now-I hope those lake winds will cool you down a little. Rest and recuperate!ReplyDelete
thank you so much, we are very hot here still, thursday a cool down coming. hugsDelete
Always good to take a rest day. A very nice way to pay tribute to your sister. We stay cool all the time and today we got a bit of rain. Try to keep cool.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, we are to cool down this thursday, we can use some rain again. yes I needed that rest day for sure thanks for visitingDelete
The Sandpiper painting is perfect there in your craft room. NOw, you will be reminded of your sister and the good times the two of you had.ReplyDelete
Thank you Mary, yes you understand-this is what I needed, remembrance of the good times hugsDelete
Such an eager seagull, it made me smile big!ReplyDelete
It must be sad to loose a sibling.
Yesterday my Bro and I fought big - via WhatsApp - how dumb is that!!!!
Reckon we got it sorted, though and meet in person come Friday.
The flute is a very cute painting, too.
Here we have the heating on!!!!
Wow you are busy (as am I - how come I nearly missed another post?!)
Hugs from here, I send over some cold temps in exchange ;-)
Good morning Iris, so good to read you are meeting up with your brother-hoping that goes well-hugs.Delete
Yes I forgot with that image is called-there were two of these painted on the walls in my craft room-and decided to leave them Yes we are very very busy here. I will be leaving to drive to the woods home soon-just as soon as it gets light enough for me drive-
These high 90's f are a bit much right now-cool weather coming in tomorrow.
I would love to send it to you-hugs
Really lovely, Kathy, and looks great in your craft room! Hope you feel better soon.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much SomaDelete
Beautiful painting, the movement is cheerful, full of summer energy.ReplyDelete
Such a lovely painting and it really goes well next to Kokopelli.ReplyDelete
A good way to photograph pictures in a frame it to just remove the glass to avoid any glare.
thank you, I was trying to remember the name Kokopelli-thank you for that-there are two of these that were painted on the wall in this room-so grabbed this room for my craft room.Delete
thanks for the tip about taking a no glare photo
thanks Jan we did get a cool down for a couple days now we are up to almost 90 f again Happy weekendReplyDelete
So lovely to visit you and see all you are up to and your lovely lake pictures, Kathy. I can see I have missed something with your health so I need to catch up. Praying for you and your hubby whatever it is. My husband has serious heart and feet problems so I know the worry with that. I need to catch up on the lense story as well. Yummy looking food.ReplyDelete
Good morning, so glad you dropped by. My husband has serious heart issues as well-always a worry-we visit that doctor next month.Delete
Larry was a gunsmith for years and then he switched over to repairing vintage scopes-thus all the many drawers of lenses that need wrapped indivually Happy tuesday hugs