For my mum…

Remember way back to preschool, and for mother’s day or the like, you would stick macaroni to cardboard, spray paint it silver, and then, proud as punch, thinking you were the next Picasso, presented the finished product as a gift? And mum (or whoever the intended recipient was) would smile indulgently, and pretend that it was so great, it should be hanging in the Louvre?


Well, I feel a bit like that with this painting. I’m not sure if I think mum will actually like it, or if it’s the grown-ups version of silver macaroni.


I have pondered it over the weekend, and still failed to reach a conclusion. I brought in an art critic (aka my long-suffering husband – “Don’t you think you have enough hobbies?”), and while he likes it, again, we failed to reach a concensus on it’s suitability for my mum. So I did what any self-respecting, confident amatuer artist would do. We bought a back-up present.


I also had a chance to use that gorgeous little owl stamp. Steeped in silver macaroni nostalgia, I decided to make the card as well.

I thought it was quite cute. But now,  pondering the hideous, and previously undiagnosed, issue of adultsilvermacaroni-itis, possibly it wasn’t the smartest move.


I think I think too much!

5 thoughts on “For my mum…

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      lol, I figured it out 🙂
      Love the bird card, it really is a cute stamp.
      I hope you reach a consesus on the painting. Part of me thinks that no matter how old you are, mums will always accept anything you make them with pride. But then, it could bug you everytime you walk in her house 🙂 FWIW, it’s a nice painting, good use of colour giving a really modern look.

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      LOL! Thanks for the comment on the painting. We ended up giving her both the painting & the backup present, and I think she liked it. Not raving over the moon liked it, but hanging it on the wall liked it, which is good enough for me!

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      I’m so jealous of your talents – is there anything you can’t do??

      Wonderful painting and gorgeous stamp. I’ll bet she treasures it more than you’ll ever know. 🙂

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      Thank you so much Shannon! As for my “talents”, I’m more of the “fake it til you make it” school! LOL

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      Love the painting and the card, Do you know what? I think Mums will always like silver Macaroni! and soooo keen to see the quilt.looks great from what i can see. You are a very talented (and modest) lady!

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