Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Illuminated Letter For Gina


This is a little something I did for my daughter, Gina. She should get it today. It's something I worked on while I was sick. I love illuminated letters and last year I did a miniature for the February "Romance Show" at the Arts of Snohomish Gallery. I had such fun doing that and want to do something similar again for their show this year. (I'll say more about that in my next post.) Meanwhile, I remembered I wanted to paint something on a stone. I love rocks and stones and have them all around our home. Once when I had some leftover gel medium I used it on some of the rocks that were sitting nearby. After several coats, the surface was so nice, I knew someday I wanted to paint something on one. Gina also loves rocks and found natural treasures. When she was little, she gave me two stones that she painted for me. I love them and have them in my studio, they make me smile every time I see them. I thought I would return the favor and had one with just the right shape that was perfect for her. I thought the colors and gold paint did well on the surface. It's painted in acrylic and finished with varnish. I forgot to measure the size, but you can get an idea by the first photo. It was done with love. It's not everybody who can say their Mom gave them a rock!


4 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

I love illuminated manuscripts myself and recently purchased a CD book on them (and how to do them). Haven't had a chance to do much more than glance at it but am simply itching to give them a whirl. Gina will be so pleased and I was so tickled to read of your common interest in rocks. What a great gift with that history behind it! Lovely work, Barb!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Autumn, how wonderful! They are really fun to do! When you find the time to try them, you will be set! I'm happy to report, Gina is very pleased with it!

storybookstudio said...

It is beautiful! What a great idea too

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Janie. It had been on my list of things I wanted to do.