I have followed the art work of Chris Dark for sometime now. Most of us are familiar with Chris's gorgeous Magnolia cards with her hand painted flowers and doodling. Then one magical day, Chris posted a couple of pages from her art journal and I knew then what I wanted to do. I wrote Chris and she told me about Andy Skinner and Christy Tomilson. So I kept following Chris and ended up taking a She Girl class on line.
Well Chris challenged me --- she said "Sandy I will make you a She Girl canvas if you make me one." Well Honey Child I want y'all to know that I would walk a mile barefoot in the rain for one of Chris's canvases. So of course I said YES!!! Then after I pledged to do it I said to myself "OMG Sandy what have you done - you have never made a canvas!"
This is the canvas that Chris sent me.
I love it !! If only you could see it for real. Beautiful colors and wonderful texture. She has all the things in it I love. The woods I live in and all the creatures around me. She personalized it even more by printing ever so small around the trees and the deer. To have this canvas in my hot little hands really helped me get going. I studied every jot and tittle and low and behold found that cat in the bottom left hand corner. To my amazement, Chris said it was really created from negative space - it's a miracle I say!!!!
Well I finally finished my canvas and off to England it went. I did not want to post it until Chris received it as I wanted it to be a surprise. So in the style of Christy Tomilson and Christine Dark here is my canvas.
I want to thank Chris for nudging me on to be better than I thought I could be - for being a friend and a wonderful mentor. You can see all of Chris's art work here and here . If you have not been to one of Chris's blogs before, I highly recommend it - you are in for a real treat!!!
Well kids, it's time to get on with my day. Thanks to all my followers and all of you out there in Blogland who left me some very sweet comments. As you know, your comments make my heart smile and I do appreciate them.