Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Mr. G's Clipboard
I asked Mr. G what he'd like for them and he said..."a painted clipboard." So, of course, he must have one. Now, let me say this...he is an art teacher. He could certainly paint his own clipboard and do a much better job that I could...but then, he couldn't say it was from ME, could he? So, I did the best I could to create a clipboard he would feel was 'just for him.' And, it is!
Mr. G and I have been friends for a very long time, so I kind of think I might know a thing or two about him...and vice-versa. He has a little house collection and I love houses myself, so that got me to thinking about 'house sayings.' This one is just about my favorite..."the way to a friend's house is never long." So, I decided to collage two houses on his clipboard and connect them with this saying.
And, it's true...the way to Mr. G's house is never long (even though it is about 75 miles from me)...and when you get there...you will be entertained. The day will fly by and soon you will have a lovely memory. If you are ever invited there...you should GO.
In our long history, we have been on some trips together....and traveling with Mr. G is great fun. I can remember one trip to North Carolina to visit the Biltmore Estates. Driving was our dear friend, Sharon H. and also along was our dear friend, Deon. I don't believe I have laughed that much...before or since.
Mr. G always wants to know what my words mean on these collages I make. Rarely do they mean anything...but on this one, I put "birds of a feather." Pretty accurate, if you ask me.
So...there are houses, birds, butterflies and trees...some of my very favorite things. There is my house and Mr. G's house.....and the road to a friend's house really is NEVER long....hope you enjoy his clipboard and I hope he will too! Of course, he has to wait until next month to get it!! take care, pat
PS. Oh, I learned something too. It's just a little thing, but I had never done it before. That yellow square on the back with the bird in it....I painted the square, then pressed a dry rubber stamp on it....a reverse stamp, so to speak. I love that!!! Never had tried it before and really, never even thought of it before. I try to learn something new every day!
Labels: art, birds, butterflies, clipboards, collages, flea market finds, houses, mixed media, painting, paper napkins, trees
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That story is rich! My art teacher and mentor was a renaissance man, very much like Mr. G. I wrote about him on my whittling blog and each time I read Mr. G's blog, I think of him. I think it would be fun to be a mouse in the corner of any place you two friends are together.
This story and clipboard are most excellent and a testimony to your special friendship. Now, I gotta go find Mr G's blog.
Oh Pat, I adore that clipboard!
Lucky Mr. G!!
Pat ... I love the trees! Very well done. *thumbs up*
Beautiful and I'm sure he will love it. Have a great weekend.
So delightful! Mr. G will cherish it.
from your friend in Conroe TX.
Wow, what an amazing clipboard.
Bird Nest On The Ground
I’m figuring out very much from your very own blog. There is quite useful content which I could at least thank you for.
this is so, so pretty.
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