Today I have a piece in memory of my late paternal grandmother Hazel Garrard whom was suddenly taken away 20 years today from a massive heart attack at the age of 63. Aside from being beautiful she was a loving grandmother who was very passionate about her family, but you also knew it if she had a gripe with you. She took a lot of pride in how she looked and what she wore. She always had her hair done and makeup on. She really was a time less classic.
We spent many Christmas Days on the 100 acre farm where her and my grandfather lived. My mum, sister and I used to go on outings with her to the movies, shopping or into the city where her family lived. You see she was an Aboriginal Elder from Warrnambool Victoria,(Gundjitmara Tribe). How cool is that?? I know looking at me you would never has guessed that. Well there you go, now you know. We sometimes went to the Co-op in Melbourne for a luncheon and her uncle would be there. Uncle Henry.....he was so lovely and has also since passed.. Not many people have the privilege of meeting ones grandmothers uncle.
So 20 years have passed and in that time I have met an amazing guy and we have two beautiful children together. Where does the time go? Time does fly so we might as well enjoy it. I can now hang this piece in my studio and remember a life that once was. Enough said.
1st Challenge entered... A Vintage Journey....http://www.vintagejourney.com/2014/08/challenge-12-time-flies.html Pop on over and check out the amazing creations.
My Tim Inspiration for this piece was to try the Enameled Metals technique on page 56 of his book A Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2. This is a great technique to know. I used it on one of Tim's clocks then stuck it on a cabochon with glossy accents and am soooooo please with the way it turned out. I also used Alcohol inks on all the metal pieces to age them and the cabochons.
Here is the link to Tim's site if you need some inspiration to get crafty.....http://timholtz.com/
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I have certainly aged the clock on this piece and added alcohol inks to the image also to create an aged look.
There is also alcohol ink on all the metal pieces to achieve that aged effect.
This is her with my grandfather. This is one of my all time favourite family photos in our Geneology archive. My grandfather in his Air Force Attire, just stunning! He is in his 90's and now runs a 200 acre farm.
Have a great day!!