I was flattered to be recommended to create a canvas piece for a friend's son to give his wife for her birthday. Flattered and nervous. I mean, I like what I do, but when people give you guidelines, I always doubt that I'm giving them what they actually want. My sister settled my nerves by saying “do what you do”. He saw some of my previous work and loved it so why would I change anything? Great advice sis! So I dove into this project as if I was creating it for myself.
This piece had some specifics, but ultimately I had free artistic freedom.
It's a 16x20 canvas and full of mixed media goodies to celebrate their children & their distinct personalities.
It was based on the verses Psalm 127:3-5. They watched the movie Like Arrows and he knew he wanted a personalized pieced based on it. I’ll be honest, when I read the verse, I was like “what?!”. Then I spoke with him and he told me about the movie, etc. After that, I realized how special this piece had to be.
This photo shows the canvas at two layers:
I can't wait to hear how his wife likes it.