Posts Tagged ‘gift’

When a drawing becomes a proper art piece.

October 12, 2009

A long while ago, when I was in a job that gave me a lot of time to draw, I did a few full page drawings that, at the time, I was considering as ‘Art Pieces’. Obviously they were just black and white drawings, done with a black biro (no fancy pens back then) and although they were elaborate they were nothing anyone would pay much (if any) money for (this is what I assume, at least).

I had mentioned that I’d love to see one of them as a proper art piece a few times over the years that Jenny (the love of my life, who is now my wife) and I had been together but never expected us to have time to actually do it. But then, a little less long ago, perhaps a year or so, one of these ‘pieces’ was given to me for Christmas from Jenny.  But with a few significant differences! She had made it a proper art piece. =)

Here’s the original:

It's pretty rough, but I loved the concept.

It's pretty rough, but I loved the concept.

Jenny had very much improved on my efforts. This new version of my art piece was mixed media, incorporating bits of a broken mirror and such like! It was in full colour and much neater but in all other respects was exactly as I had originally conceived it! What wonderfulness was this!? What an insanely brilliant gift, and I had no idea it was coming. She had managed to do it entirely in secret, while I was at work. I never saw an unexplained splat of paint or anything.  What a great surprise it was. Here you go, have a look:

Not the greatest photo. But alas...

Not the greatest photo. But alas...

It now hangs proudly in our kitchen, for all and anyone to see (anyone who comes round at least).

It seems quite happy on the wall here.

It seems quite happy on the wall here.

I just thought I should share it with more people y’know? As I now have a blog it seemed an all to obvious way of doing so. I hope you enjoyed it. =)

That’s it for today, hope your all well.

Much love to you all,

Joe

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Jenny gave me present!

July 25, 2009

Hello you people who read my blog!

I have good news and I may have given it away in the title to be honest. Jenny gave me an awesome present for our 5 year and one month anniversary and I want to show you all what it was.

Check these out!

Aren't they amazing?!

Aren't they amazing?!

It was all so cute!

It was all so cute!

There was all sorts of other beautiful bits with them too.

There was all sorts of other beautiful bits with them too.

They are made by ‘Asking For Trouble’ a.k.a. Marceline Smith who is clearly some sort of genius. They were one of the first things I’d seen on Folksy that I absolutely loved and I showed Jenny immediately. It’s been ages since then and I’d totally forgotten about them mostly.

Then the other day I came downstairs and there was a padded envelope on the mat addressed to Jenny Hurry. This almost never happens (as I’m the one always buying stuff) so I was a bit confused. So it was lovely to find out that it was in fact a prezzie for me. =)

So everyone go and check out the amazingness of Asking For Trouble who’s shop and blog is full of the cutest handmade wonderfulness on the internet! And also Jenny’s blog and shop as she is also fantastic for so many reasons. =)

Anyway, more blogging soon.
Love to you all!

Joe