Friday, September 2, 2011
A quick little post: Recycled Art for the Soul!
I received this little treasure years ago, from a young girl whom I taught to quilt. This was her way of thanking me and I've loved it. It has been sitting where I can see it every day, but the years have warped it and worn it out, so I decided to recycle this.
I pulled it all apart, no easy task, I think it was glued together! I cut out a nice piece of thick drawing paper to fit and drew a new picture, but kept the verse. I've always loved this verse..."We live by faith, not by sight."
The frame was looking a bit rough, so I painted it black and then lightly rubbed it off to let a little bit of the gold show through. I also thoroughly cleaned the glass, it was very filthy.
And there it is. My new little piece of art. I wrote the verse in the wings, it's probably a bit hard to see the words, but they are there. :)
I rarely buy things to decorate my house, because over the years I've had so many little unique treasures given to me from family and friends. I love to have it all around the house, so that whenever I look at the item, I am reminded of the person who gave it to me. And it fills my home with coziness!
Have a wonderful weekend! :)