8 x 8 Gallery Wrapped Canvas
I'm so excited to share this with you! Lucky Me received the most amazing package in the mail the other day - a gorgeous 8 x 8 gallery wrapped canvas - from Daniele Valois of Creating Learning Flying!
I met Daniele through The Summer of Color and was immediately attracted to her bold, whimsical style and the sense of fun, freedom, and fearlessness her art expresses. She creates beautiful pieces of heritage art as well, and has been featured in several Somerset Memories magazines.
I don't recall exactly how it came about, but I was inspired by one of her Mixed Media / Scrap pieces to try something similar and in the process, asked if she would be interested in a trade. I would do something for her featuring a picture of her baby and she would do something for me featuring a picture of mine. She kindly agreed (yeah) and suggested that we complete them in time to give to each other for Christmas.
I sent her several photo options (okay, too many) and she happened to select one of my all-time favorites of Kendra at about a year and a half. Here is the original, followed by detail shots of what she did with it . . . .
My friend Nina took this picture of Kendra when she was about a year and a half.
Look at all that beautiful, bold color: I LOVE those cheeks!
Aren't the sides cool? There is so much to attention to detail all the way around the piece.
This is my favorite detail: The "roof!" Do you see it?
She created a "home" with Kendra in the center of it all!
"Living A Colorful Dream"
Look at all this beauty (and glitter ;)
A front door (on the bottom left), flower boxes, a roof & chimney!
I. Am. Thrilled to have this beautiful piece of art in my home and am so grateful to Daniele for all of the love and energy she put into making it. Thank you Daniele, from the bottom of my heart.
If you'd like to see what I made for her beautiful baby, you can pop over to Creating Learning Flying today and see what I sent to them . . . I hope she loves hers as much as I do mine!