Monday, May 13, 2013

Such Devoted Sisters


My friend Elizabeth, who happened to organize the Orillia Photo to Mat  workshop, was very excited to try and do a mat from a photo of her sister and herself. It was a challenge, but one she was willing to rise to, since the relationship she had with her sister was very special indeed.

She recently lost her sister but managed to find two photos from a recent visit.

Here is the photo that she started with.





And here is the wonderful memory mat she created.



I think she definitely captured the essence of each of them - the eyes have it, I suppose.

And although she originally had hooked some of the detail of background from the photo, she decided to simplify things and focus on the faces. A wonderful decision in my estimation.

I am sure the journey of hooking from this photo was very bittersweet. But Elizabeth has created a mat that captures the closeness of the relationship in a medium that brings her joy.  It doesn't get much better than that.

Thanks Elizabeth, for letting me share. 

2 comments:

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Really good, isn't it?

Christine said...

I think Elizabeth has really captured the energy and love of their relationship. And I agree, great background decision. What a treasure of a mat!
xine