Wednesday, March 13, 2013

a wonderful journey...



Oh my goodness...it was like Kim Klassen was reading my mind.  I opened up my lesson for the week and it was all about chalkboard photos.  I have admired this type of photography for some time now.  It seems to be all over pinterest.  I have been pinning photo after photo and now i get the chance to try it myself!  

I ran out and bought two pieces of black foam board and some white chalk.  I rubbed the chalk in circular motion being careful not to dent the board.  Then i took a soft cloth and gently blended the chalk.  I was able to create the perfect chalkboard backround!  

The flowering almond is from a beautiful arrangement my hubby sent me yesterday.  One of those "just because" arrangements.  So sweet....


And the quote is perfect for right now.  You see in acouple of days i am on a journey to Florida to help my dear mother pack up her home and move back north.  She has been going down to Sanibel for over 30 years.  She has decided that is time to sell her vacation home there....a chapter in her life is coming to an end.  I just could not let her face this alone....she really needs some emotional support.  So i will pack her up and drive her back home...sigh.... 


Until next time...

NancyJean

21 comments:

  1. I love what you did with the black foam core board. Excellent! Good luck with helping your mom move back up north.

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  2. This is so lovely...the "chalk" board is just right for the pink color! Love it all!!

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  3. Fabulous capture Nancy! Love that you even made your own 'chalkboard'! I actually have a real black chalkboard wall in my house and still used a photo of a green on from the ethernet! Doh!

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  4. absolutely... truly.... wow!! ADORE!!

    xo

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  5. What a cool idea! I need to try this because I have so many different objects to photograph but I'm looking for the right background for them. :) Maybe I'll do some variations too. Thanks for passing on the idea! Your photo is gorgeous.

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  6. How thoughtful of you to help your mom...so from Sanibel to North??? where north. I can't imagine wanting to leave Sanibel, I've only been there once but how beautiful!...and I love your image.

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  7. Okay...redoing mine...yours masterpiece makes mine look SO lame!!!! Props to you!!! xo

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  8. Lovely Nancy! The black foam core turned out great! Hope the packing goes easily and I'm glad you'll be able to be there for her.

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  9. Fantastic Nancy I everything about it ....

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  10. Love the soft spring branch against the colder (winter?) background. Lovely shot.

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  11. What a great idea to combine a photo with the chalkboard. It's lovely!

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  12. so pretty Nancy, beautiful work

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  13. Wonderful, very creative! I am struggling a bit with the text.

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  14. So lovely, beautifully done !
    And a great quote !
    Hope all is well with your mother ...
    Sylvia

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  15. Beautiful in its simplicity. Well done! Love your chalkboard idea, too!

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  16. How creative and inspiring! Beautiful too:) Hope your mom is doing well!

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  17. I received this post card in the mail today. What a wonderful delight :-) Love your photography!

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