Today I have something very special to share with you. It is a very sentimental piece of artwork. Is it valuable? Probably not worth much money. But sometimes an object can be more valuable than gold, even though it is not worth any money. I actually have no idea how much money it is worth, and we are probably never going to find out. Because no matter how much money it is worth, this art is something we will never part with, no matter what. This art belonged to my husband’s late brother. And this story really isn’t mine to tell. So I will leave it at that. We have three pieces of art that belonged to him. It is pretty much all we have from him, and it means more than anything to my husband. My husband, who misses his oldest brother every single day of his life.
He was taken away too soon, and my husband was not ready to say goodbye to him. But sometimes you don’t get a choice in these matters. My husband’s brother was brilliant and successful, and he will miss him every single day for the rest of his life. And if you have ever lost a loved one, I don’t need to tell you that, do I?
The three pieces of art we got are all in need of some tender loving care. In the picture above, you are looking at two of them. The one on the right needs framed, and the one on the left is after I worked on it this weekend. The pictures to follow will take you through the transformation of this artwork from beginning to end.
It is nice to have the artwork in our entryway for my husband to see every day when he comes in the door. I wonder what kind of thoughts it elicits? Probably both happy and sad thoughts and memories. I am a big believer that we should keep those loved ones who have passed alive in our memories, in our homes, and for our children. Hopefully hanging these in our home will do just that.
And just in case your eyes may have welled up with tears a little in reading this post, I thought I would leave you with a little laugh. While I was writing this post, there was a crash. The new painting did not hold after I tried to repair it in the back and it came crashing down! Thankfully it was not damaged. All is well, but I am going to have to find a different solution for hanging it.
Have a great week! I am counting down the days until June 18, my last day of school (work, when you work in a school you never stop saying school day instead of work day) for the summer. Right now I am at 8 days left. It can’t come fast enough!
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