Artful Thursday – Family Portrait 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010
Thanks everyone for your well-wishes and comments this last month.  Getting a cold threw me for a loop and I’ve fallen behind on many things.
As of Thursday night, this is what I came up with -
Tamdoll's Family Portrait 2010

What: The Tamdoll Family Portrait 2010
I know… not finished yet… work, kids, housecleaning… you know all the excuses… BUT!  I have a ton of ideas scribbled onto a piece of paper and hopefully it will be completed tonight (that isn’t in the Artful Thursday rules, but I’m not waiting a week to finish it!)  

How: I had this frame in my basement and the scrapbooking paper was in my stash.  When it didn’t go to the edge of the frame, I cut out the border of another piece of decorative paper to fill in the space.  As for the sheet music – it’s “Home on the Range”, and I cut it out in the shape of our state of NH.  

The floating heads were giving me the creeps and I thought about doing a collage like Teesha Moore, even circus themed (since sometimes I feel like we’re all juggling so much and existing in a side-show).  Then I was inspired by the Thompson Family Life (link at thompsonfamily.typepad.com/ was broken last time I checked), and all her creative layouts, and I remembered having purchased these leather frames a long time ago.  I thought they were a great fit.

I’m not going to add too many embellishments, so it’s just a matter of assembly with the few more bits I have & will update the picture here soon!

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7 comments:

  1. You're welcome! I so enjoyed hanging out at your blog yesterday! You are so creative and inspiring! love your family portraits. Maybe I will do something similar.....

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  2. Even with all the craziness, it's still good that you take a few moments out to create. It's an important thing to do for yourself, and your family!!
    I still see lots of directions you can go with the family portrait. And loved the stuff from Teesha, wow, what a use of color!!

    Have a great weekend

    XoXo,
    Kristal

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  3. life gets so busy but it's a fun ride, family make's it worth it all. Family portraits are a great idea!

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  4. I feel your pain - life has been so hectic lately...seems not enough time in A day to get the things I wanted to do done...


    Love this frame - great start can't wait to see your finished piece.

    xo
    tina

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  5. I like the sheet music, very creative!
    I'm looking forward to seeing the end result, I know it's going to be very artful.

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  6. LOVE the NH cut out of the music sheet! Your blog is full of inspiring things, big and small.

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  7. Finished it!
    http://tamdoll.blogspot.com/2010/03/artful-thursday-family-portrait-2010_20.html

    It looks nice hanging on my wall, but my kids are already complaining that it's not "artsy" and personal enough... so I told them I'll make another one next year - but in the meantime they should do one themselves if they're not happy!

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