Happy Sunny Saturday!

Sunny Blooms, watercolor on gessoed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Sunny Blooms, watercolor on gessoed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

I read an article on van Gogh, and enjoyed the thoughts he shared with his brother.
I think you will enjoy them as well.

“If only we try to live sincerely,” he told Theo in 1878,
“it will go well with us,
even though we are certain to experience real sorrow, and great disappointments, and also will probably commit great faults and do wrong things, but it certainly is true, that it is better to be
high-spirited, even though one makes more mistakes than to be
narrow-minded and all too prudent. It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much and can accomplish much,
and what is done in love, is well done.”

This grateful heart is wishing you JOY!

Love Notes Postcard Project 33

Love Notes Postcard #1
Love Notes Postcard #1

Jennifer Belthoff hosts the Love Notes Postcard Project four times a year. You are matched with a partner, and exchange postcards for three weeks. Three cards. Jennifer gives a prompt each week to get you started.

Always fun to paint some flowers. And to receive happy snail mail!

To get the full value of joy
you must have someone to divide it with.
Mark Twain

A Different Kind Of Creative

Before and After

This fix was requested by my Father’s wife Tere. I said yes, but I was thinking, “What???” Haha. It took me several days to complete. I am sure there are quicker, easier ways of doing things.

I worked the background first. That made it look about 50% done, so it boosted my confidence. Next, I worked on the “easy” fixes. Smaller cracks. I removed the red on the left, and in several areas. Erased the blue ink marks, made a border. Recreated a knee bottom left, a shoe bottom right. Painted the banner.

I worked girl by girl, doing the quick touch-ups first. The next pass I worked on the dark areas, the skirts. I whitened the blouses, evened out the many shades of grey, and reddish gray. Many were so damaged, I mostly “painted” them on.

I recreated a hand and arm, noses and mouths, eyes and hair. I blurred some edges, hardened others. I added a sepia filter, and that evened out the dicolorations even more. Boy did I have fun! Haha. 🙂

Damaged Photo
Restored Photo
Restored Photo

Happy Weekend to you!