Monday, 28 March 2016

A little tribute to Ellen - part 2

My Nan Ellen's birthday was 28th March so today I'm sharing something she made.
A daisy painting by my nan
I missed a tribute to my nan last year, we had just moved house and I just never got round to writing the post. I'm sure she would have understood.

Ellen loved to paint and over the years she produced quite a lot of work of all sorts of styles. She was never afraid to have a go at anything. This daisy painting is either oils or acrylics on a canvas board. 

A daisy painting by my nan
Our daughter had a daisy theme in her bedroom when she was little so this painting was in her room. Now we've moved it's not up on the wall yet (it's been a whole year, how much longer can I use the "we've just moved" excuse?) but I would like to find somewhere for it. I think the frame is dating it so I'm probably going to swap that, find a more modern way to hang it.
I'm pretty sure Ellen would have love the idea of blogging, if it were a thing when she was alive I'm almost certain she would have had a blog to share her boundless enthusiasm for everything and would have social media accounts of every kind!
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Julie Nyanyo
Julie Nyanyo

Hello, I'm Julie. I love making things and this is where I share my enthusiasm.

11 comments:

  1. I love the daisy picture Julie, and I think you're right, a change of frame will bring it up to date ☺

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    1. Now I've written about it here it's given me a push so I'm going to sort this out this weekend, get it in a new frame and on the wall!

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  2. What a lovely thing to do Julie. Gorgeous painting. Look forward to seeing how you decided to showcase those daisies.

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    1. Thanks Shaz, it needs to go on display that's for sure.

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  3. Wow! I LOVE this painting! Your Nan Ellen was so talented. A new frame and display this work ASAP! Another Ellen

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    1. It's too pretty not to hang somewhere isn't it - this weekend for definite!

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  4. That is a lovely picture, it's important to surround yourself with things that mean something to you. A different frame will help bring it up to date. xx

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    1. I totally agree, I'm looking forward to getting this on display again.

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  5. This is a beautiful painting. Your nan was very talented! It's wonderful that you have something so special and personal to remember her by.

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    1. She loved to paint, with varying degrees of success but she really did teach me it's all about having a go and enjoying trying new things.

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  6. It is a beautiful painting, an family heirloom.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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