Friday, May 13, 2011

it is STILL friday...although kind of late...

Well tomorrow my baby boy gets married!  Rehersal dinner was great... we were all sweating as it was in the mid-80's...outdoor ceremony.  Guess what, tomorrow's forecast is a high of 58 and rainy... please everyone chant for rain after 5 pm.  Ceremony is at 3pm. 


The setting is beautiful and everyone is all so grown up.  I love watching my youngest with his brother and all his cousins' in the wedding party.  They have all grown up together and are best friends... does it get any better.  All the little ones look adoreable and yes, I have my kleenex ready - a gift to me from the mother of the bride.



I just can't wait for tomorrow when everyone is all decked out... the bride and her girls will be goregous because they always are!  And, the men....so handsome...the little guys in tuxedo's!  Seriously fantastic!  I love being a mom and grandma!!!!

I so planned on showing my painting on the hand made paper but it won't be seen until tomorrow - the morning of the wedding so, I will be posting this to Friday's Paint Party super early Saturday morning!  Just want to make sure no one sees it before it gets to the wedding site.  Yes, I am sure they have more important things to do than follow my blog right now, BUT you never know.
Thanks to Kristin and Eva for hosting Paint Party Friday!!!

Okay, it is after midnight, I think everyone has other things going on besides this....


 The mother of the bride asked me to do a painting... Chelsea (bride to be) had seen a print of a tree you could order framed. Then you have the wedding guest  stamp their fingerprints as leaves and blossoms. Her mom thought it would be more meaning ful if I painted it! Yikes, are you kidding me!

So, here it is before going to the framers. Carved in the tree are the bride and groom's names. The date of the wedding and the initials of their two boys!!!


Each guest will be asked to stamp their finger in either blossom pink or spring leaf green to add growth to the wedding tree.  Their is one print already on it as Mark's daughter is leaving for Brazil for 9 weeks and will miss the wedding.  I will post again on Sunday Sketches the tree after the wedding!!!  I hope they like it!

Have a great weekend...see you Sunday!
cheers, dana

all art and works copyright dana strickland, sinderella studio design 2011

20 comments:

craftattack said...

Love the tree, and what a wonderful idea with the guests stamping the leaves and flowers! Hope all goes well at the wedding, here's wishing you all all the best! Valerie

Netty said...

I agree with Valerie this is such a great idea. Have a great time at the wedding. Annette x

BahamaDawn said...

awesome idea!!!! that will be treasured for a long time!

BLISS angels said...

Dina I love this idea, and you know it will be treasure for years to come...hope is stays sunny for you and tears are okay because they are tears of happpness..Hugs wendy

Denni said...

Great tree and a wonderful idea! Enjoy the wedding!

Mary Hysong said...

Love your tree trunk and the handmade paper looks cool. I love the idea of the guests adding leaves and blossoms to it, that is an awesome idea! Can't wait to see it after! Happy PPF & happy wedding day!

Melisa said...

What an awesome gift this is! So meaningful to them, and beautiful, too. I hope you have good weather today!

art2cee2 said...

What a wonderful idea for a lasting memento. Lovely!

Anne said...

What a wonderful and unique wedding present. The tree looks beautiful, especially on the handmade paper. It will be so meaningful with all of the guests additions! I hope the day is beautiful for you and your family!

NatashaMay said...

Oh, this tree is such a brilliant idea! And you did a perfect job with it. I'll make sure to check in tomorrow to see it in bloom. :) Have a lovely day today.

Christine said...

oh what a wonderful gift, I have tears in my eyes just at the thought to it. Looking forward to seeing it stamped.

EVA said...

What a super-cool idea!

Beautiful tree! I hope you will show it with all of the fingerprint leaves too!

Hope the wedding is FABULOUS!!

Gloria said...

What a great tree and the stamping idea is such an awesome idea. Have a great time!

Ann said...

what a meaningful and totally awesome idea!! even more of a treasure as it was painted by you!!
chanting for good weather!!!
enjoy this special day!!
xo

Annabelle said...

Lovely gift and symbol of life . A beautiful keepsake that will be treasured forever.
Hope you have a grand day ...a little rain brings good luck! It has for me ....been married since 82 and been together since 76..rained a bit on my wedding day.

Annabelle

Pointy Pix said...

a really lovely idea which i'm sure the happy couple will treasure! congrats to your son!

brendathour said...

What a cool idea, and I love how you painted the tree. They are going to love it and cherish it forever!!! Congratulations!

Hybrid J said...

What a fantastic idea! Simply lovely! ;)

Terrie said...

What a fabulous idea, so personalized and a great memento of a beautiful day. They'll treasure it for years!

La Abela said...

Congratulations¡¡ the tree is a great idea. Saludos

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