Tuesday, 6 July 2010

And a frame it is

The blaaaaah card from yesterday’s post is now a fun and colourful frame made of felt and scraps. The text says “Happy 75th to dad, the jogging mathematician” as he used to be an obsessive (!!!) exerciser and dedicated his professional life to education; from teaching math and science in middle schools, high schools, adult education, and to teachers, being a principal, and to writing text books and working for the national board of education. No wonder I love math so much, it’s probably in my genetic makeup together with the blond curls, cheeks, chin and grin.

I cut out the pop art pictures using a rotary cutter, and replaced it with another Lutradur picture. I will refine this idea a little and do a make-a-frame tutorial when the summer is over as they will make great keepsakes and gifts.

And no, my dad does not really have blue hair. My parents and younger sister were in the audience of a show that was taped and broadcasted on TV, and I of course recorded the whole thing on our little PVR box, just in case they would show up on the screen. My dad appears twice smiling and laughing, and I love this image of him. This picture is taken of the TV – hence the blue light.


On a totally unrelated topic; The Dream Rocket is up for Pepsi’s Refresh Project, and you can read and hear more about it and vote here. You’ll find my little contribution, Comfort on there as well. It keeps popping up here and there, and has been included in several exhibitions, so that’s quite an honor.


Well, I’ll be off for a few days for our little family gathering and I’ll see you all back here on Friday when I, amongst other things, will be adding this post to Amylou’s Sew & Tell.-)


In the meantime; happy birthday, dad!

18 comments:

  1. You do look so alike your father!
    I love the colorful frame.

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  2. Beautiful! A fitting tribute for a great father.

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  3. I love this card. What a great idea!!!

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  4. Wow that is quite an honor! Your card for Dad is swell. He will love it!
    xox Corrine

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  5. Happy birthday to your Dad! He looks such a jolly soul and yes, I can see the resemblance. What a wonderful gift you've made for him, I bet he'll love it!

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  6. What a terrific frame and wonderful idea- I have some photo transfer pictures that I have been trying to figure out how I might frame- you have given me something to think about. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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  7. Perfect!!!! He will LOVE it, I'm sure.

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  8. What a unique and wonderful gift! Yes, there is a resemblance:)

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  9. What a wonderful gift! I'm sure he will love it! I'm so glad things are going well for him.

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  10. What a loving a lovely idea. Everything is better with a little color! You have style and I love visiting your darling blog

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  11. wow...that's an awesome idea... i love it...

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  12. That's such a great gift for your dad. Love the photo you used.

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  13. What an awesome gift! Love it!

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  14. What a very special project! Happy Birthday to your dad!

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  15. Både bilde og ramme er kjempestilig. Flott gave til din far.

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