Feb 21, 2014

Special Gifts

Thirteen years ago, I did a series of black and white hand-tinted photographs of my my nieces and nephew. At the time, I had four nieces and one nephew.  I matted and framed 11x14 prints to hang as artwork for my townhouse apartment. I matted and framed 8x10's of two nieces and gave them to my brother as gifts.



The above photos have hung in both the homes my brother has lived in. At Thanksgiving last year, he nodded toward the photos and said to me, "Ya know, I have another one now." Then he told me how those photos would be the first things he would grab if his house ever caught on fire. Awwww!

So what's a sister to do? I took a bunch of candid shots of his youngest daughter. I turned this one....

 
into a companion piece to the ones I did of her sisters:

 
I hope he likes it!
 
Until next time,
 

 
 

34 comments:

Fay and Charlette said...

They are all gorgeous and I am sure he will like them. Too precious.

Faith... said...

He will love it! Beautiful neices you have there.

Vicky L said...

Beautiful pictures! He will love them! You did a great job.

Sue said...

You did a fabulous job on the photos! I think you have a second calling...lol.......you could always be a professional photographer!! I am sure brother will absolutely adore the photo; what treasured memories he has of his children. :)

Hugs,
Sue your SM

Dianne said...

How could he help but love it? What great memories they capture for him and for you too, and the girls will treasure those images in years to come.

Berly said...

How sweet!! They are all beautiful!

Vickie said...

What a compliment to you! I can see why. Fantastic job Meari. All three girls have different colored eyes? How interesting!

Jennifer M said...

Beautifully done:)

CJ said...

That is a lovely gift for your brother. You have some really cute nieces.

CJ

Anonymous said...

Meari,

They are beautiful - you really are so talented.

The framing of your Stitch from Stash is great.

I hope that you will have fun stitching your new acquisitions.

Tara

Anonymous said...

Those pictures are beautiful!!! You do great work.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Carol said...

That is so sweet that your brother said that, Meari--he must treasure them so much! They really are so beautifully done :)

Anonymous said...

I think that will fit in perfect with the others, and he should be very pleased with it. They are all very cute kids!

Thanks for sharing,
hugs, Shirley in KY

For Sale Or Trade dannmurray said...

Gorgeous photos Meari. If he does not like the new one you did something is messed up. It is gorgeous!
Debi

Anonymous said...

I'm sure your brother will love that one as much as he does the other two.

Lynne

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Awwww...they are so cute and so adorable...you did a great job Meari...wow...

Sharon said...

Oh Meari, what a thoughtful, personal gift!!!! The photo's are amazing treasures. I agree with your brother: these are the first things I'd save too! You're a talented gift to your your family.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I absolutely love your photos of the girls Meari. That touch of color really adds to the photos.

I'm sure your brother will treasure them always. What great gifts!

Marcy

Pam in IL said...

They are beautiful! I'm sure your brother will be pleased with your special gift!

Shebafudge said...

They are all gorgeous Little Miss Cleverclogs! What a compliment that they would be what he grabbed. I bet he will add the third on to that list too!

Anonymous said...

They are wonderful!!

Jackie in PA

Denise SA said...

Beautiful Meari

Anonymous said...

Those are beautiful, Meari. I'm sure he'll love the new addition.

Sandy in NM

Jm Cornwell said...

Those are beautifully done and thoughtful gifts. You must have some experience with photography.

Anonymous said...

I love it Meari! Great job! I'm sure he'll love it, too.

Karin in MA

Anonymous said...

Truly wonderful Meari!!!!

Sharyn

valerie said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the black and white with the pop of color. I have no idea how you do that but it's awesome!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Such a lovely thing for him to say of something you did for him. I'm sure he will fee the same about the new one!

Anonymous said...

I love it. What a wonderful gift

Gina

Anonymous said...

Meari,

The photographs are lovely. What a beautiful and heartfelt gift to your brother.

Nancy V

Parsley said...

Great pictures. Love the faded black and white effect.

stitcherw said...

Your newest picture turned out wonderful as well, what a beautiful set, and it's always great to know your work is appreciated. Loved your earlier finish of Love, it looks fantastic as the cover of a photo book, what a clever finishing idea.
Sue

Barb said...

I'm sure your brother will love it. Nice photos of all 3 girls. They are cute.

Anonymous said...


The girls in all the pictures are cute, but the top one is beautiful!

Catherine Nelson