Thursday, May 28, 2009

Inspire Me Thursday- Altered Ancestors

Meet my from left to right, My aunt Dorthy, My mother, and my uncle. You might have seen this before on my blog. The only one still left is my mother. My uncle was killed just after this picture was taken. He and a friend were playing in the basement of the friends house, cops and robbers, and the little boy had a real gun and shot my uncle by accident. That's why you should never keep a loaded gun in the house. I altered this picture by first copying it, then using watercolour crayons on it , I loved the way it turned out still has that vintage feel to it. Hope you all have a great Thursday and see you on Friday.

lee

14 comments:

  1. Lee! oh gawd! that gun accident story just killed me. You did a lovely piece, though, and your uncle is looking alive there! geez. awful.

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  2. Anonymous3:03 PM

    Lee, this is beautifully done. ditsychick

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  3. terrible story about your uncle.

    I must have a go at this technique - cos this has turned out great!

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  4. Such a sad story and what a wonderful way to honor his memory. Good message to all the gun holding people out there.

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  5. Cool technique-the pastel colors you've used add light and mystery to the piece-well done.

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  6. Terrible accident!

    The pic however is gorgeous!

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  7. how we take life for granted until we hear a tragic story like that, it can all change in an instant. on a lighter note, I just love this piece, Lee! Your technique gave the image such a lovely, soft effect.

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  8. Your piece is very beautiful and the effects you used are lovely. Very tragic story- nothing good ever comes from owning guns- so sorry.

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  9. Your picture is beautiful but the story is so sad.

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  10. a beautiful altered image of family and a very sad story.

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  11. Anonymous2:48 PM

    Lee I never knew the real story of how he died I just knew i had an uncle that passed away before my mom was born or when she was very little thanks for filling me in
    take care love always your cousin Kathy in Vancouver

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  12. The handcoloring lends such a surreal, otherworldly quality to this beautiful photograph. Thank you for sharing its heartbreaking history. It is a very moving piece that I will not soon forget.

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