Sunday, June 26, 2016

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Retrospective (7/4/2016)

Patch #178 Sunrise




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What is home really? 

Is it where your loved ones are?

Where your heart is happy?

Where time flies by?

We are home, back in Texas, but in my heart the Outer Banks will always be home, too.

This week I'll stitch memories of the past week into patches. 

But Don already created his memory-holder while we were in Avon ...


It's a slat of weathered wind fencing, designed to hold the dunes, reduced to driftwood by wind and tide.

Don calls it paint by numbers ...


milk paint layered onto the wood.

I call it art ...


This piece seems destined to end up framed by an old shuttle ...


its new home away from home.

10 comments:

ARTISUN said...

Loved visiting your blog and living vicariously thru your pix of your beach vacation in the Outer Banks, on my bucket list. What a beautiful family you have, and your grandchildren are gorgeous. And to Don, what a lovely piece to commemorate your time there, and Liz, the frame couldn't be more perfect. xoxoxo

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you ... it was a glorious week. And we just got 275 pictures from the photographer my girls hired. What a gift!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

the painted memory is FINE ART.

two homes is a good thing, i'm thinking.

Happy home coming

Dee Mallon said...

milk paint on drift wood -- genius!

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you ... and I found myself drawing a breath upon reading of all your incoming family. This past week was magical and exhausting in equal parts. Enjoy and take naps!

Liz Ackert said...

It's pretty cool stuff to work with. I'm a fan!

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

beautiful, so light and airy....and spacious

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks ... I do love where Don's heading ...

handstories said...

Love Don's piece & the framing, perfect! As was your vacation…beautiful family & place. Your squares against the blue sky & sea is so lovely. And a very happy belated new year to you! Wishing you many more times like those you've shared lately. ox

Liz Ackert said...

Many thanks ... I guess you can see why I'm so fond of your sailing vessels