Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Finished at last!!! Summertime Globe
Thanks to all of you who encouraged me to finish this globe and to use a fireworks theme. I had a terrible time locating a pattern to use for the central theme and finally wrote to Terrye French, asking for help. I cannot begin to tell you what a nice lady she is! She sent me the pattern I needed immediately with the sweetest note. Isn't it wonderful to know that someone who's artwork you have admired for so long is a lovely person? So here is the finished globe.... Terrye's design of saltbox houses and fireworks, and my additions of the prim American flag on top of the globe and the watermelon border on the bottom. I hand lettered a few lines from "My Country 'Tis of Thee" on the opposite side from the little village scene. This was so much fun to paint!!!